Kōrero: Aquaculture

Pacific oyster production, 1983–2003

Pacific oyster production, 1983–2003

Pacific oysters are farmed in Northland and Coromandel. The species accidentally arrived in New Zealand some time before 1970, and became established in habitats similar to those of the native rock oyster. Because the Pacific oyster grew bigger and faster, farmers switched from cultivating the native species to the Pacific oyster in the 1980s. Since 1984, annual production has remained between 3,300 and 4,000 tonnes.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Oysters and scallops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/4742/pacific-oyster-production-1983-2003 (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006