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Longfin eel


  • There are a number of government agencies with responsibilities for the management and protection of eels:

    • The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) manages the eel fishery under the Fisheries Act.
    • The Department of Conservation (DOC) has responsibilities for protecting eel habitat and fish passage under the Conservation Act and under the Biodiversity Strategy.
    • Councils, overseen by the Ministry for the Environment, set rules and conditions on activities that affect eels.