New Zealand’s aquaculture industry is building further on its sustainability credentials with A+, the new standard of sustainable aquaculture.
A+ is a world class sustainable management framework which enables the New Zealand aquaculture industry to better engage with our communities and continuously improve our environmental practices while strengthening global demand for our seafood.
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.