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Major fish farming study under way

NEW ZEALAND - Two world experts are completing a detailed report on whether a multimillion-dollar onshore fish farming industry, including processing plants, can be established in the Western Bay. </b> <br><br> The scientists from the Norwegian Institute of Aquaculture Research, Akvaforsk, arrive on Friday to assess four potential fish-farming sites on the outskirts of Tauranga. <br><br> The report, which will be made available within two months, will give advice on the type of fish and seafood that can be grown here under specially controlled conditions. <br><br> Local Maori are looking to form a joint venture with the Chinese and export a variety of fish - from crayfish to flounder - to south-east Asia and other markets, earning the region millions of dollars. <br><br> <i>Source: BayOfPlentyTimes</i>

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