Lower part of the Waitohi River, near Picton, absolutely devoid of fish life

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    Lower part of river ‘absolutely devoid of fish life’, yet upstream swimming with fish
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    Recreational fisherman Frank Boniface says the water in the lower Waitohi River should be “fresh off the mountains behind Picton”.
    Scientists are concerned that the lower part of a Marlborough river has “no fish life at all” when the upper part is swimming with fish.

    The lower Waitohi River, in Picton, was revealed to be “devoid of fish” during a fish life survey, with the most likely cause thought to be harmful runoff from someone’s property. Read the full article by Chloe Ranford on Stuff.co.nz September 06 2018.

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