Aquaculture

NIWA’s team of leading scientists and world-class facilities are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth, diversification and future-proofing of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture

NIWA’s team of leading scientists and world-class facilities are dedicated to supporting the sustainable growth, diversification and future-proofing of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.

Our team of specialists offer economic opportunities for environmentally responsible and sustainable aquaculture.
Our scientific research is key to preparing a range of species for aquaculture.
Our aquaculture research is world-leading and ranges across many areas and aquaculture species.
NIWA's seafood sector work comprises our fish, fisheries and aquaculture research and consultancy.
A Different Kettle of Fish
Take a look inside NIWA's facilities - the species, the science and the future of our aquaculture industry.

Scientist makes new homes for baby paua

Concrete structures key to restoring the paua population wiped out by earthquake.

Double trouble from oyster pathogens

The spread of Bonamia ostreae from Marlborough Sounds to oyster farms in Big Glory Bay (Stewart Island) could spread to the valuable wild oyster population.