Story: Canterbury region

Akaroa Salmon

In the 1980s Tom and Duncan Bates set up their salmon farming operation, Akaroa Salmon, in Akaroa Harbour. It produces about 150 tonnes of fish for the domestic market each year. There is also a retail outlet in Christchurch.

Listen to some of the challenges of running the business.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - Industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/10332/akaroa-salmon (accessed 22 October 2018)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015