Love NZ Whitebait

Love NZ Whitebait
Find interesting facts and fun activities about our whitebait species

This resource was produced by Whitebait Connection, with EOS Ecology and the Department of Conservation, as part of their National Whitebait Spawning Education Programme.

This printable resource includes colour photos and fun activities, with a focus on our five native whitebait species:

  • Īnanga
  • Kōaro
  • Banded kōkopu
  • Giant kōkopu
  • Shortjaw kōkopu

Learn how to identify each species, find out about their amazing life cycle and explore ideas to help protect and increase whitebait population numbers.

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