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Marlborough pushes aquaculture industry

NEW ZEALAND - Marlborough is rekindling plans to establish itself as a base for aquaculture research and education, with the industry out to boost exports and improve career paths for staff. </b> <br><br> The region is a pioneer of the potentially lucrative industry. Aquaculture businesses and educators in Marlborough are leading the new charge after two years of involvement with the Nelson-Marlborough Seafood Cluster apparently stagnated. <br><br> That cluster was established with Government grants in 2003 to make the top of the South Island an international leader in seafood education, training, research, and intellectual innovation. <br><br> Nelson had since received funding to build a Seafood Centre of Excellence, but various issues had delayed construction of the facility which was now not expected to be completed until next year. <br><br> <i>Source: NewZealandHerald</i>

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