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Friday, September 2, 2016

02/09/2016: New Zealand Marine Farming Association award pioneer

A pioneering mussel farmer from Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand by the name of Ivan Godsiff has been honoured for a lifetime in the industry.

According to a recent article written by Mike Watson onStuff.co.nzMr Godsiff, who is also an environmentalist, would handpick mussels from the shoreline in order to help pay the bills.
  

Marlborough Sound: Christine Wagner
 

He has been presented with the Marine Farming Association Merit Award, and the Port Marlborough Environment Award at the Marine Farming Association annual dinner in Blenheim, New Zealand.

Mr Godsiff has been involved in mussel farming since the late 1960s in a variety of roles including research into the use of experimental spat rafts.

Read more HERE.

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