We’ve now completed catfish surveys in Lake Rotoiti, with no catfish found outside Te Weta and Okere Bays.
Next week’s netting work will focus on further removal of catfish from Te Weta and Okere Bays, and re-checking Otaramarae.
Weather-permitting, the electric fishing boat will continue survey work in Lake Rotorua next week. If weather is marginal, it will be used to assist with catfish removal work in Lake Rotoiti.
University of Waikato, NIWA, DOC and Fish and Game experts will be meeting to discuss further control options in mid-May, once all survey work is complete.
If anyone sees a catfish in the Bay of Plenty, they should report it to us by calling 0800 STOP PESTS (0800 786 773).