Lake Ecosystem Research New Zealand
This handbook is a joint initiative between Lake Ecosystem Restoration New Zealand (LERNZ) and the Department of Conservation (DOC). In 2005 the University of Waikato initiated a 10-year research programme on harmful algal blooms and pest fish (the Freshwater Restoration Outcome Based Investment or OBI, tagged LERNZ). The invasive fish work stream has, over the last decade, contributed significantly to current knowledge on invasive fish management in New Zealand, as described in this handbook. Contributions to a joint LERNZ / DOC workshop held in September 2014 helped form the basis of the material in this handbook.