The Aquaculture Unit is the Government’s principal advisor on marine and land-based aquaculture.
A business unit of the Ministry of Fisheries, the Aquaculture Unit will take the lead on aquaculture across central government in a ‘one stop shop’, working with the aquaculture industry, regional government, environmental groups, iwi, and others with an interest in New Zealand’s coastal waters.
The Government is committed to aquaculture development within a framework of sustainable coastal management. The Aquaculture Unit has three immediate priorities:
- Build coordination between the groups involved in aquaculture
- Develop and then implement a national Aquaculture Strategy and Action Plan that includes both marine and land-based aquaculture
- Lead implementation of the proposed new law (Aquaculture Legislation Amendment Bill (No 3), introduced on 9 November 2010).
For more information visit the Government Aquaculture Website.