Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sea cucumber farming in New Zealand?

New aquaculture legislation could open the door on sea cucumber farming in the Marlborough Sounds. Paul Morgan chairman of Wakatu Incorporation said it is an exciting time for the company, exploring new ways to diversify and make the farms more profitable. Farming of pacific and flat oysters, and sea cucumber was being researched.

Legislation introduced into Parliament to amend laws covering aquaculture, replacing a regulatory framework that has seen no new sea space allocated since it was introduced in 2004. Mr Morgan said that sea cucumbers could be grown under farms, and were very valuable in China. Read more...
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