The 2015 New Zealand Aquaculture Conference will be held at the Rutherford Hotel Nelson, September 17-18.
Registrations open at 8am on the 17th and the Conference will close at 1pm on the 18th.
The Aquaculture Technical Day will also be held on the 16th, with registrations to open at 8.30am.
New research released today by the Ministry for Primary Industries shows the vast majority of New Zealanders feel positive about aquaculture and support the sustainable growth of the industry, said Aquaculture New Zealand Chief Executive Gary Hooper.
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Jake Bartrom is a proud second generation Kiwi marine farmer. He has grown up around the aquaculture industry and knows what goes into producing the world's best seafood - and the tremendous opportunity it offers New Zealand to generate export earnings and create green, Kiwi jobs.
Aquaculture offers New Zealand a tremendous opportunity to create more regional jobs, support associated industries and inject much needed export earnings into local communities - all through the sustainable production of premium seafood.