Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the raising of plants or animals in water. It can occur in coastal waters, rivers, lakes and in constructed tanks on land.

For aquaculture, MPI has several responsibilities:

  • It works to support the sustainable development of the aquaculture industry as outlined in the Government’s Aquaculture Strategy and Five-year Action Plan.
  • It is the lead Crown agency responsible for implementing the Maori Aquaculture Settlement.
  • It provides decisions on whether coastal permits would have an undue adverse effect on recreational, customary and commercial fishing.
  • It is the lead on biosecurity, including working to detect and keep unwanted pests and organisms out of New Zealand’s coastal environment.
  • It manages land-based aquaculture [link to new webpage that is pg 42 of this document] and movements of aquatic life on and off land-based fish farms.

It is the lead on providing information and support on food safety issues.

For more information

Visit the MPI Aquaculture section.

 

Last Updated: 25 February 2013

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