Story: Aquaculture

Value of New Zealand aquaculture production by species, 2001

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

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Green-lipped mussels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006