2012 Mudfish Release

Canterbury mudfish released into Travis Wetland after 22 Feb quake

146 Canterbury mudfish Neochanna burrowsius were released into the
Travis Wetland a few days after the 22 February earthquake.

Southern Encounters Aquarium in Christchurch city was badly damaged. The
fish were due for release into the wetland in May.

Thanks must go to Dave Bradshaw of Southern Encounters who did a fantastic job saving
the young fish and transferring them to the wetland, and for his work
in the first release of 89 mudfish in May 2010.

The mudfish are being monitored at regular intervals as a joint effort between Department of
Conservation rangers, Christchurch City Council rangers and Travis
Wetland Trust members.