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dc.contributor.authorClapcott, J.en
dc.contributor.authorWest, D.en
dc.contributor.authorGoodman, J.en
dc.contributor.authorLander, R.en
dc.contributor.authorLucas, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCrone, D.en
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, P.en
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, M.en
dc.contributor.authorHughey, Kenneth F. D.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-01T02:44:40Z
dc.date.issued2012-03en
dc.identifier.issn2230-4207en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4939
dc.description.abstractThe first application of the River Values Assessment System (RiVAS and RiVAS+) was made to the native fisheries value in Gisborne District. A modified approach involving national (to develop the system) and local (to fully implement it) expertise applied RiVAS and RiVAS+. The method was applied to differentiate native fish sites of national significance from those of regional significance or local significance. Of 13 rivers or river clusters evaluated four were considered of national significance, namely Awatere, Coastal 1, Waiapu and Wharekahika; the remainder are of regional significance. Data were modelled by Cawthron Institute based on a variety of databases including the NZFFDB and FENZ; the expert panel then checked the modelling results and adjusted where appropriate based on local knowledge. The RiVAS+ methodology was also applied (its first application to native fisheries) to assess future potential value. Of the 13 clusters, 10 altered their sum total score, all in a positive direction. The Uawa River shifted most but still remains regionally important. In total, 10 rivers were identified as having potential to improve river conditions in a way that would enhance native fishlife value. The interventions most frequently identified for enhancing native fishlife value (with the number of times it was identified across all rivers given in brackets) were: Enhance Water Quality – reduce sediment input (8), and Enhance Water Quality – remove/fence out stock (4).en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded by the Foundation for Science, Research and Technology as part of the project ‘Developing a significance classification framework for water body uses and values’ (Envirolink grant 1012-GSDC92).en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sporten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4939en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLand Environment and People Research Paper No. 10en
dc.relation.hasversionThe original publication is available from Lincoln University. Department of Social Science, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport
dc.rights©LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand 2012. This information may be copied or reproduced electronically and distributed to others without restriction, provided LEaP, Lincoln University is acknowledged as the source of information. Under no circumstances may a charge be made for this information without the express permission of LEaP, Lincoln University, New Zealand.en
dc.subjectRiver Values Assessment System (RiVAS)en
dc.subjectGisborne Districten
dc.subjectnative fishen
dc.subjectriversen
dc.titleNative Fish: Development and Application of the River Values Assessment System (RiVAS and RiVAS+) Method to the Gisborne District Council Regionen
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Designen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Environment, Society and Design/DEM
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/4939en
dc.publisher.placeCanterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1659-5331
dc.identifier.eisbn978-0-86476-297-9en


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