Story: Trout and salmon

Whitefish

Whitefish

The whitefish does not occur in New Zealand – but not for want of trying. It is a good-eating lake fish of high latitudes of the northern hemisphere. Acclimatisers imported millions of ova and released hatchlings into lakes throughout New Zealand in the late 1800s and early 1900s. But their efforts were wasted, as the species failed to become established.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Other salmonids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/19618/whitefish (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008