Story: Northland region

Oyster farm, 1978

Oyster farm, 1978

Marine farming is a major industry for Northland, and over half New Zealand’s oyster exports are produced by marine farms in the north. This government-run oyster farm at Orongo Bay in the Bay of Islands was photographed in 1978, soon after the introduction of Pacific oysters had invigorated the marine farming industry.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015