Aquaculture for all

Investing in Aquaculture: NZ$2.8m to Locate Potential

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NORTHLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Henry Island near Whangaruru Harbour and Bream Bay, and other Northland sites, could be investigated for their marine farming potential by the government.

According to a report by the Whangarei Leader, the government has decided to support the aquaculture industry by investing $2.8 million into research in Northland.

Whangarei MP and fisheries minister Phil Heatley says aquaculture is a significant opportunity for New Zealand to get out of the recession and create jobs, says the news organisation.

The two-year research programme, led by the Ministry for the Environment, will look at potential aquaculture marine areas including some already identified by the Northland Regional Council.

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