Story: Coarse fish

Spraying rotenone (3rd of 3)

Spraying rotenone

Confined populations of coarse fish are eradicated by the Department of Conservation. These workers are spraying rotenone (a natural toxin) into a Nelson pond to kill pest fish species. A survey in the Nelson region in 2000 had revealed gambusia and koi carp in some farm ponds.

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Bob McDowall, 'Coarse fish - Introductions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/15674/spraying-rotenone (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by Bob McDowall, published 24 Nov 2008