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DOC is responsible for native fish, including rare and endangered species. So we asked DOR ranger Pete Ravenscroft to give us more insight into their complex world.
DOC + galaxiids in detail
The Department of Conservation is the governmental agency responsible for natural conservation.
Preservation of freshwater habitats and fauna is one of its many functions. DOC is bound to protect and manage both native and game fish, accordingly to the Conservation Act 1987.
Freshwater rangers do research, monitor and create management strategies for protecting native fish. These strategies include: