At 10.30 am on Monday the 15th of February all members of the community are welcome to the Puketeraki Marae to hear preliminary findings from University of Otago Aquaculture and Fisheries student research projects. Supported by members of the TMK team, University of Otago Staff, East Otago Taiāpure management committee and Karitane community eight separate student research projects will be presented which focus on developing survey and monitoring techniques around local marine issues.

Research projects:

Vehicle Disturbance of Cockle (tuaki) Beds

Link between pāua densities & the invasive kelp species Undaria

Patiki (Flounder) Populations within the Waikouaiti Estuary

Waikouaiti Estuary/River Health & Eels

Tuatuas in the Taiāpure

Pāua accessibility within the Taiāpure

Adult & Juvenile pāua populations in the Huriawa Rahui

Blue Cod (rawaru) populations within the Taiāpure

Following presentations morning tea will be provided at the marae with opportunity to discuss research topics. We look forward to seeing everyone there.