Aquaculture

NIWA’s team of leading scientists and world-class facilities are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth, diversification and future-proofing of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture

NIWA’s team of leading scientists and world-class facilities are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth, diversification and future-proofing of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

Growing global demand for protein and high-value food products from the sea is creating a significant economic opportunity for environmentally responsible and sustainable aquaculture.
NIWA's research is preparing a range of species for aquaculture.
Our aquaculture research is world-leading and ranges across many areas and aquaculture species.
NIWA's seafood sector work comprises our fish, fisheries and aquaculture research and consultancy.
A Different Kettle of Fish
Take a look inside NIWA's Bream Bay aquaculture facility - the species, the science and the future of New Zealand's aquaculture industry.

Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

Twelve bespoke concrete structures resembling "upside down oven trays" may hold the key to restoring the paua population off Kaikoura wiped out by last November's earthquake.

Double trouble from oyster pathogens

The spread of Bonamia ostreae from Marlborough Sounds to oyster farms in Big Glory Bay (Stewart Island) could spread to the valuable wild oyster population.