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The Importance of Whitebait Habitat

Digby Werthmuller

All but one of the whitebait species are now regarded at risk, or threatened with extinction and according to whitebaiter's and experts in the field, habitat is the most important area to focus on.

The future of whitebaiting around the country is under discussion, and MetroNews reporter Digby Werthmuller went to guage the mood of Rakaia Hutt whitebaiters, and discovered the importance of habitat.