NIWA scientists study impact of microplastics on New Zeland's fish

(10/25/19)

Microplastics are being fed to snapper, New Zealand’s most popular recreational fish species, at NIWA’s aquaculture research facility near Whangarei in a bid to establish some baseline data about how fish are being affected.

Auckland University masters student Veronica Rotman, under the supervision of NIWA fisheries scientist Dr Darren Parsons, is undertaking a two-part experiment to understand how one of the world’s most pervasive pollutants is affecting fish in New Zealand waters.

Ms Rotman says little research has been done in this area and she saw an opportunity to undertake some..........................................................


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