Aquaculture

Supporting the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture

Supporting the sustainable growth of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

New facilities at Northland Marine Research Centre

Our dedicated team and facilities can conduct research and work with commercial clients to design and manage marine operations that optimise sustainable aquaculture production and meets high environmental and quality certification standards.

Taste the difference of NIWA's land-based research

Our land-based aquaculture offers a clear, clean vision of what is possible. Learn more about how we get the fish onto your plate.

Rewilding green-lipped mussels

You can’t take a trip to the Marlborough Sounds and fail to notice the patchwork of buoys bobbing in the blue waters. Suspended under these buoys are kilometres of lines, each in turn with their own much smaller lines trailing beneath. These lines, less than a millimetre in diameter, are the anchoring byssal threads (or beards) of green-lipped mussels.

The King of the Fish

Before fish Alvin Setiawan studied weta and penguins. These days he’s never far from the kingfish tanks at NIWA’s Northland Marine Research Centre at Bream Bay.

The wonderful world of algae

NIWA is working on macroalgae and microalgae with a wide range of stakeholders, government agencies, current clients and potential partners.