NZ Freshwater Fish Database

Licence type: 
Open for any use
Service type: 
Data Download
Platform: 
Freshwater
Research Subjects: 

The New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database contains over 34,000 freshwater fish observations. Data stored include the location of sample sites, the fish species present, as well as information on their abundance, size, sampling methods and a physical description of each site. In recent years, data from the River Environment Classification (REC) has also been linked to the NZFFD, adding further environmental information to each NZFFD record.

Access to NZFFD data is freely available and users can search the NZFFD to return all records, or to return records for specific river catchments, areas, years, species and fishing methods.

Learn how to use the NZFFD