Leading researchers from around New Zealand are tackling some of the important questions for the future management of Te Waihora and catchment.  A number of reports are available, some directly funded through the Whakaora Te Waihora Cultural and Ecological Restoration Programme.  This science and research provides valuable insights for decision-makers, managers and the wider community.  Links to the reports and a brief description of each can be found below, grouped into a number of categories.

Fisheries Management

Literature review of data and information available on the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere fishery (to September 2013).

Results of a study investigating barriers to fish recruitment and other factors that limit the bounty of Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere fishery.

Habitat Management

Results of a study investigating the size of wetland required in the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment to achieve significant reductions in nutrient loads coming into the lake.

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