New Zealand’s aquaculture industry is based on three species: the indigenous green-lipped mussel, quinnat salmon and the Pacific oyster. In 2001 they accounted for 98% of the total earnings from aquaculture. The remaining 2% came from scallops, freshwater prawns and pāua (abalone).
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Source: Andrew Jeffs, ‘Aquaculture development: the importance of a helping hand’. Seafood New Zealand, April 2003, p. 27