NZ Set Own Records for Aquaculture Exports

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
12 February 2009, at 12:00am

NEW ZEALAND - Export earnings in the aquaculture sector grew by 17 per cent last year to more than $265 million despite a smaller harvest of some farmed fish species.

Aquaculture New Zealand chief executive Mike Burrell told Radio New Zealand taht the 2008 earnings were the highest ever.

He says King salmon earnings rose 22 per cent up on the previous year. Export weights for greenshell mussels and oysters harvest were down slightly.