Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Zealand falling behind the rest of world in aquaculture

Aquaculture in New Zealand is falling behind the rest of the world, the technology gap is painfully slow. In the Whole of New Zealand there are only two aqua feed manufactures both producing relatively small volumes. The aquaculture industry relies mostly on imported feed and depends totally on the development of foreign companies to improve the feed for the fish farms.

There was an attempt during the mid 1990's when NRM attempted to manufacture salmon feed, however this did not last long and failed. One of the big issues concerning aqua-feed in New Zealand is that New Zealand's aquaculture industry is at the mercy of the large international company. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers

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