Cawthron Koaro v3
This is an image of a giant kōkopu.  Scientific name: Galaxias argenteus

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Webinar: raising the bar on ecosystem health – wetlands, rivers and fish

Includes an overview of the regulations related to fish passage

Policies and regulations

The following policies and regulations include provisions for fish passage in rivers.

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020

National Environmental Standards for Freshwater 2020

Councils also have additional requirements under their regional plans and fish passage action plans.

NES-F and applying it to Fish Passage

This PDF poster helps to explain the regulations for Fish Passage.

Factsheets: fish passage

The guidelines

Reports: fish passage

Fish passage action plan

Fish Passage Assessment Tool

Supporting information: