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.
These pages comprise the online data entry system for the NZFFD. Here you can enter and edit your records directly. The system allows submitted records to be reviewed by the database manager and approved for transfer into NIWA's main biodiversity database NEMO.
Records are contributed voluntarily by staff from NIWA, the Department of Conservation, regional councils, environmental consultants, universities, fish and game councils, other crown research institutes, schools and members of the public.
This information is freely available to the public, to access it and all of NIWA's biodiversity data go to NIWA's Environmental Information Browser (EIB)
To contribute new freshwater fish records you need to register here.