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Freshwater Pests

Tench

Scientific Name: Tinca tinca
First introduced to New Zealand in 1867 as a sport fish. Generally olive green, with their eyes a distinct brick red and have no teeth. Are prolific breeders. Found in lakes and ponds New Zealand wide.
Prevent the spread of pests with Check, Clean, Dry Methods

If you think you've found a freshwater pest - report online here
or call our pest and disease hotline 0800 80 99 66

Impact
  • Reduce water clarity in shallow waters
  • Compete with trout and native fish for food resources

Send an Enquiry

Contact

info@mpi.govt.nz

0800 80 99 66

www.mpi.govt.nz


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