Story: Aquaculture

Spat-catching frames (2nd of 2)

Spat-catching frames

The main source of green-lipped mussel spat is seaweed found cast ashore on Ninety Mile Beach, Northland. Spat can also be caught near mussel farms. These spat-catching rope frames are about to be hung out near an established mussel farm.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Green-lipped mussels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4750/spat-catching-frames (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006