Nor West News : November 25th 2010
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Photo: RANI TIMOTI Flourishing fish: Inanga/whitebait could be back to breeding well thanks to fish ladders combining with natural camouflage at Okiritoto Stream in Muriwai. How do you get fish upstream? Shane Wright has found an ingenious way. The Muriwai resident makes and installs fibreglass fish ladders which help them get past culverts and other usually man-made obstacles to breed upstream. He's placed two in the Okiritoto Stream at Muriwai Beach as a contribution to the community. Our native fish are not very good swimmers.'' Shane says as he regularly walk his dogs near the stream he could see the problem where the culvert pipes. After talking to other locals and how they noticed the decrease in native fish since the pipes went in 20 years ago, I contacted the Auckland Regional Council and it was agreed I could install my fish ladders there.'' Shane's work brought con- siderable interest from passersby, and a information board may soon be placed by the ladders explaining how they work. Hopefully in three to four years time this should be a really good whitebaiting river.'' The lightweight but robust fibreglass moulded ladders Shane has been perfecting during the past four years often include baffles to slow water flow. Pebbles inset in the resin and resting pools'' every 1.5 metres allow fish to recover for the next surge upstream. We've taken their creek from them and we've got to put something in for them to go up-stream.'' The Muriwai project was also an opportunity to do a fish survey backed by marine biologist Mick Kearney from Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. The results speak for them- selves,'' Dr Kearney says. Prior to the installation of the fish ladders only a handful of fish were counted in the stream above the culvert. However, once the fish ladder was installed the number of fish climbing the ladder and migrating into habitat above the culvert barrier is nothing short of astounding.'' Thousands of freshwater shrimp, hundreds of whitebait and juvenile eels, and common bully were counted. These results show that the installation of fish ladders are an effective method for re- establishing upstream and downstream migratory path- ways for our freshwater fish species,'' Dr Kearney says. Shane says he set up his company Fish Ladder Solutions after realising old- style ladders of concrete and rock took more time to build and were costly. Lime from the concrete was getting into waterways and adding to fish deaths, he says. Concrete ladders also tend to crack and break away, water under- mines them, and waterways have to be diverted for a long time while construction takes place, Shane says. That's not to mention resource consents. I came up with a much easier way and for the last four years have been perfecting the fibreglass lad- der. It is cost effective, environmentally friendly, easy to install, and only needs sand bagging of waterways for a short time for installation.'' Shane is also working on a bracket suitable for attaching his ladders to dam walls. . Visit www.fishladdersolu tions.co.nz for information.
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