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A project is under way to determine whether Aotearoa New Zealand’s long defunct rock oyster industry can be revived.
NIWA scientists have made a breakthrough that may underpin expansion of the high-value New Zealand salmon farming industry.
New ways to address environmental sustainability challenges.
Research shows how fish are being affected by microplastics.
Concrete structures key to restoring the paua population wiped out by earthquake.
Effects of climate change on fish are being studied at NIWA's Northland Marine Research Centre.
The seafood counter at your local supermarket has changed.
The increasing threat of marine pests to New Zealand’s biosecurity is the focus of a major new research project to be conducted by NIWA scientists.
NIWA scientists are to undertake a major research project to determine how New Zealand’s marine ecosystems are faring under climate change.
NIWA researchers have designed and built a machine that measures the strength of mussel shells that is partly based on the same technology used to open and close irrigation gates.
Thue Holm, pioneer of land-based salmon farming will share his hands-on experience as keynote speaker at the New Zealand Aquaculture Conference in October.
A video has been produced to show how NIWA and a range of partners are collaborating to understand global ocean acidification and how increasing ocean acidity is affecting shellfish and the aquaculture industry.

NIWA’s Sustainable Aquaculture project was recently awarded six years of research funding by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology to help grow New Zealand aquaculture in an environmentally sustainable way.

NIWA has recently tested our cultured hapuku on a selection of high profile chefs as part of our development of new high value species for the New Zealand aquaculture industry. The fish was highly praised for its taste and versatility of use and shows potential to grace fine dining establishments in North America, Europe and Asia.

NIWA and the Bluff Oyster Management Company have just completed a pre-season survey of the oyster beds in Foveaux Strait.

New Zealand could soon add kingfish, groper, kina, lobsters, and eels to its list of successful aquaculture exports. Aquaculture research at NIWA has received $1.5 million a year in funding for six years from the Foundation of Research, Science & Technology.

New Zealand’s largest aquaculture facility – Bream Bay Aquaculture – opens tomorrow, 24 April, in Ruakaka, just south of Whangarei.

Dr Brendan Gara from the Isle of Man, and Australian Ian Cameron have seen a lot of fish in their 35-plus years working in the aquaculture industry.

The two have just begun work at Bream Bay Aquaculture, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research’s (NIWA) new aquaculture facility at Bream Bay, Whangarei.

The Government’s recently announced moratorium on new permits for aquaculture has focused attention on the role of NIWA’s newly established National Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre.

The odds of your favourite seafood coming from the aquaculture industry are getting better.


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