Aquatic Life

The Upper Clutha community values the wider ecosystem health and maintenance and protection of native biodiversity of the catchments waterways, including wetlands. Aspects of ecosystem habitats and aquatic life that need to be managed in the Upper Clutha include:

  • Functioning fish migration
  • Healthy native bird population
  • Healthy native fish population, with vulnerable populations identified and protected
  • Longfin eel populations enhanced
  • Healthy game fish population
  • Natural aquatic vegetation
  • Healthy macro-invertebrate communities
  • Healthy benthic communities
  • Healthy planktonic communities
  • No new pest species
  • Existing pest species eradicated or controlled
  • No (unnatural) algal blooms

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