Story: Acclimatisation

Newly hatched trout

Newly hatched trout

A trout (head at left, tail to the right) sits on the finger of a hatchery officer. The orange ball is the egg, which it is still attached to – and from which it will continue to draw sustenance until it starts feeding for itself. Most trout populations in New Zealand are self-sustaining. Hatcheries are only needed in areas that lack suitable spawning habitat.

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Carl Walrond, 'Acclimatisation - Fish and game councils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008