Aquaculture

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NIWA scientists have made a breakthrough that may underpin expansion of the high-value New Zealand salmon farming industry.
This award-winning kingfish sashimi dish is creating quite a splash – but it doesn’t come from the sea. We look at NIWA’s latest aquaculture success story and the new opportunities it’s on path to deliver.
New ways to address environmental sustainability challenges.
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.

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A summary of the main scientific publications, conference presentations and popular science publications.
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.
NIWA scientists have made a breakthrough that may underpin expansion of the high-value New Zealand salmon farming industry.
Welcome to the September edition of Making Waves. As always, our commitment is to deliver quality science for the benefit of New Zealand.
A summary of the main scientific publications, conference presentations and popular science publications.
This award-winning kingfish sashimi dish is creating quite a splash – but it doesn’t come from the sea. We look at NIWA’s latest aquaculture success story and the new opportunities it’s on path to deliver.
New ways to address environmental sustainability challenges.
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.
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.
Physiological research is particularly important when developing new species in aquaculture, but also for well-established farmed species to further improve production and welfare.
Pacific oysters were introduced in New Zealand and have a moderately complex life-cycle.
Greenshell™ mussel (also known as green-lipped mussel) are indigenous to New Zealand and have a moderately complex life-cycle.
NIWA is working with major Chinook salmon producers to explore alternative farming technologies that circumvent the need for additional inshore marine farming space.
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.
Research shows how fish are being affected by microplastics.
Nutrition underpins the performance of fish stocks in terms of health, growth (production) and reproduction.
NIWA offers training and workshops to commercial clients for a range of marine species.
One of NIWA's core areas of research and consultancy services are the broodstock development of aquaculture species and breeding strategy.
 

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Principal Scientist - Ecosystem Modelling
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Principal Scientist - Aquatic Pollution
Principal Scientist - Marine Physics
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Marine Biologist
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