Aquaculture in New Zealand

Aquaculture is a relatively new activity in New Zealand. The indigenous rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata ) was the first target for aquaculture in the 1930's although it was not intensively cultured until the 1960's. The faster growing Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas ) appeared in 1969/70 and now comprises virtually all the farmed oysters in New Zealand.


PSE, New Zealand, Pisces, Perna canaliculus, Crassostrea gigas, Saccostrea glomerata, Bivalvia, Marine molluscs, Fish culture, Marine aquaculture, Mollusc culture

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Hayden B (1989). Aquaculture in New Zealand. Actes de colloques Ifremer, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 20 Feb - 4 Mar 1989, n°9, chap. 6, pp.51-55.

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