Aquaculture

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Shag enters salmon wrangle

King shag live in rocky colonies in the outer Marlborough Sounds, but fly into the inner Sounds to feed.

Fears for king shag food source if salmon farm plan goes ahead.

Are salmon farms really popular?

King shag in the Marlborough Sounds.

Sounds resident claims thousands of people are against the farm relocation plan, but they made joint submissions.

Sea guardian may derail salmon farm

A Marlborough iwi believe a tribal deity, similar to this one which once appeared on a stamp, has lived in the Sounds ...

Salmon farm boss questions whether iwi members actually believe in Marlborough Sounds 'spiritual guardian'.

Kiwi invents knotless fish hooks video

Tran says he's caught "loads of fish" with his new knotless fishing hook.

The new technique was faster and easier than 'snelling' a line onto a hook

Salmon protest in Sounds

More than 20 boats took to the water to protest MPI's salmon farm relocation plan.

Signs the Marlborough Sounds was being turned into a "cesspit" were held up.

Salmon farm threat to ferries

A ferry bound for Picton makes its way through the Marlborough Sounds. (File photo)

Putting a salmon farm near a major shipping channel could cause serious accidents, says Port Marlborough.

Salmon farms on the move?

Salmon farm relocation panel members, from left, Ron Crosby, chairman Peter Shelton and Alan Dormer.

Public hearing begins for proposed relocation of six salmon farms to high-flow sites in the Marlborough Sounds.

Nelson hatchery showing mussel in spat-growing technology

SPATNZ operations manager Dan McCall in the settlement unit.

The future of a local aquaculture hatchery appears to be as healthy as the mussels they produce.

Research comes out of a shell

Mussels are worth $350 million to the economy.

Farming mussels has always been a haphazard affair, but now New Zealand scientists have managed to coax them to breed in captivity.

Flotilla targets salmon farms

Marlborough Sounds environmentalist Peter Beech is organising a flotilla to protest a government proposal to relocate ...

The peaceful protest on Easter Saturday will take in existing salmon farms and a potential future site.

Next chapter for Sounds plan

The new Environment Plan will govern aquaculture in the Marlborough Sounds.

Community and industry leaders start work on controversial marine plan.

Employees push for salmon farms

Pelorus Sound could get an extra salmon farm under the MPI proposal. (File photo)

King Salmon staff back relocation plan over job loss fears, but their boss says that won't happen.

If at first you don't succeed

A Clearwater Mussels boat used for re-seeding mussel lines in the Kenepuru Sound. (File photo)

Would-be mussel farmers denied three times, but that doesn't mean they have given up the ghost.

Iwi's simple question to Government

Ngati Apa chief executive Butch Bradley has hit out at the Government's proposal to relocate New Zealand King Salmon farms.

'Where were your controversial powers when we wanted more aquaculture space?'

Q&A: Salmon proposal

New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in Tory Channel. (File photo)

MPI wants to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Sounds - here's a run down of what you need to know.

Fisherman blames the locals

A commercial fisherman denies setting nets where they could be stranded on the shore, claiming foul play. (File photo)

He thinks his nets were dragged ashore by residents opposed to commercial fishing.

King Salmon plans mussel farm

A mussel farm in the outer Pelorus Sound, close to where New Zealand King Salmon wants to build a new mussel farm. (File ...

As residents busy themselves with its salmon farm plan, NZKS lodges consent for mussel farm.

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

The secret lives of crayfish

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman says more than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged since 1997.

THE GREEN ISSUE: More than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged and monitored since 1997.

Spotlight on salmon submissions

Members of the public will have the chance to present their submissions on the Marlborough Sounds salmon relocation plan ...

Hearing panel headed up by one of the team brought in by Government to take over Canterbury's water management.

Boat seized, then returned

Fisherman charged with stalling, a banned fishing method, in the Sounds.

Fisherman denies illegal fishing methods in the Marlborough Sounds.

Contamination impacting snapper stocks

The Kaipara Harbour is a nursery and feeding ground for snapper.

A $250,000 fund to address contamination in the Kaipara Harbour will see farmers encouraged to fence off waterways to protect snapper.

Salmon farms: The Tasmania lesson

A proposed salmon farm site in Tory Channel, based on information provided by MPI.

The poor state of an Australian habour, the subject of a lawsuit, is stirring up fears in the Marlborough Sounds.

King Salmon enters US pet food market

New Zealand King Salmon Omega Innovations divisional manager Simon Thomas tempts pug Bear with an Omega Plus salmon fish ...

NZ King Salmon thinks fish could be the "perfect pet food" for the global market.

World-first robot net cleaner

Boss Net Cleaning owner Andrew Fairhall in his workshop with the AutoBoss, a fully-automatic robot net cleaner for use ...

After five years of research and development, the AutoBoss is getting international attention.

Crayfish stocks in good shape

Science is used by MPI to ensure crayfish fisheries are balanced.

OPINION: Science tells us that crayfish stocks are overall in good order.

Call for tighter crayfish control

Recreational divers are worried about declining crayfish numbers.

Recreational fishermen feel exports are being increased at the expense of crayfish stocks.

FDA alert fast-tracks new harvest

New Zealand King Salmon has fast-tracked its new pump-based harvesting process after export shipments were turned away ...

NZ King Salmon removes sedative product from harvest after shipments held at US border.

Residents opposed to salmon farm relocation

A salmon farm at Waitata Bay.

Sounds residents voice strong opposition at final MPI meeting.

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