Tuna - acknowledgements

Since the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA) was established as a Crown Research Institute (CRI) in 1992, the organisation has been fortunate to receive funding from a wide variety of organisations to undertake research that continues to increase our understanding of a fascinating and incredibly important taonga freshwater fish. These opportunities have also helped build a scientific capacity for the benefit of all New Zealanders that is world-renowned.

Funding organisations that we would like to thank include: Crown Forestry Rental Trust, Department of Conservation, Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Primary Industries, Ministry of Science & Innovation, Regional Councils, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Te Ohu Kaimoana, Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Wai Māori Trust.

The research and expertise of many New Zealand and international scientists, technicians, and consultants have been used to collate this resource. We are grateful to this network of researchers including: Dave Allen, Stella August, Marty Bonnett, Jacques Boubée, Leah Brown, Ben Chisnall, Shannan Crow, Gordon Glova, Eric Graynoth, Alex Haro, Phil Heath, Weno Iti, Don Jellyman, Ian Jowett, Micheal Kearney, Greg Kelly, Ian Kusabs, Peter Lee, Mike Martin, Kelly May, the late Dr Bob McDowall, Micheal Miller, Charles Mitchell, Catriona Paterson, the late Dr Lee Perry, John Quinn, Jody Richardson, Pauline Roberts, Dave Rowe, Charlotte Severne, David Speirs, Tracey Speirs, Josh Smith, Julian Sykes, Gail Tipa, Peter Todd, Erina Watene-Rawiri,and Dave West.

NIWA continues to strive to provide the robust high quality science required to inform the sustainable management of tuna for the benefit of future generations. If you have any constructive comments about how we can continue to improve this resource, please don't hesitate to contact Dr Erica Williams.



Pou Whakarae - Te Hiringa Taiao
Glass eel. Click to enlarge. [NIWA]