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Farmed paua goes live to Korea

NEW ZEALAND - The first farmed paua exported live under New Zealand Food Safety and MAF regulations was headed for Korea last week.</b> <br><br> The shipment marked a milestone for East Land Aquaculture after two years of work and investment. <br><br> Owners Ivan and Merrilyn Wilson have been sending samples to other Asian countries, but found it difficult to establish a market because of the amount of paua required continually, as the farm is not yet at full capacity. <br><br> The day-to-day running of the paua farm is done by the Wilsons&#39; daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Antony Robinson. <br><br> &quot;At the moment there&#39;s no way we could fulfil an order to the volume they were requesting,&quot; Mrs Robinson said. <br><br> But a mass of emails and several trips overseas have borne fruit. About 120 paua totalling 10kg were flown to Korea packed in polybins, inside a prawn crate on wood wool to soak up the excess water. <br><br> This is the first of what is hoped will be a regular order. <br><br> <i>Source: The New Zealand Herald</i>

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