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Aquaculture Industry


Te Ohu Kaimoana - www.teohu.maori.nz

Te Ohu KaimoanaTe Ohu Kaimoana is a statutory organisation dedicated to future advancement of Māori interests in the marine environment. Its role is to allocate to mandated iwi organisations fisheries assets held in trust through the 1989 and 1992 Māori Commercial Fisheries Settlement and provide an advisory service to its iwi constituents.


Aotearoa Fisheries Limited -www.afl.maori.nz  

AFLAotearoa Fisheries Limited’s vision is to be the key investment vehicle of choice for Iwi in the fishing industry, to maximise the value of Maori fisheries assets and to ensure that they are a strong seafood business delivering growth in shareholder wealth to Iwi.


Aquaculture New Zealand - www.aquaculture.org.nz  

Aquaculutre NZBased in Nelson, Aquaculture New Zealand was formed as a single voice for the New Zealand aquaculture sector and to implement the industry strategy released in 2006 which outlines the industry’s vision and goals to 2025. Aquaculture New Zealand brings together the membership of the individual species bodies, the New Zealand Mussel Industry Council, the New Zealand Salmon Famers Association and the New Zealand Oyster Industry Association.


Central Government - www.aquaculture.govt.nz

aquaculture.govt.nzNew Zealand has a global reputation for farm produce – not just for what we grow on the land, but for what we farm in our seas as well.

This reputation is based on New Zealand’s high standards of food quality and safety, and environmental management.

The government’s commitment to sustainability means our aquaculture planning processes are supported by sound information. These processes also closely involve communities in decision making.


Ministry for Primary Industries - www.mpi.govt.nz

Ministry of Primary IndustriesOur vision is to grow and protect New Zealand. We do this by: maximising export opportunities for the primary industries; improving sector productivity; increasing sustainable resource use; and protecting New Zealand from biological risk.

MPI is the ministry formed from the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

MPI is positioned to deliver high-quality services and support to the whole of the primary sector.



Te Puni Kōkiri - www.tpk.govt.nz

Te Puni KokiriTe Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) is the Crown’s principal adviser on Crown-Māori relationships. Te Puni Kōkiri also guides Māori public policy by advising Government on policy affecting Māori wellbeing and development. Te Puni Kōkiri is the only government department solely focused on Māori, and the principal advisor on Government-Māori relationships.

Careers in Aquaculture  

The Seafood Industry Training Organisation - www.sito.co.nz

SITOThe Seafood Industry Training Organisation (SITO) is for New Zealand's seafood industry. SITO aims to help seafood industry employees and their employers get the most out of training opportunities and approaches in what is a key industry for the New Zealand economy.


Bay of Plenty Polytechnic - www.boppoly.ac.nz

BoP PolytechnicBay of Plenty Polytechnic offers the largest range of New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved programmes in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s nationally recognised short courses, certificates, diplomas, degree programmes and pathways are relevant, hands-on and of high quality.  If your looking for training in marine studies, seafood or maritime have a look at their website.


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology - www.nmit.ac.nz      

Nelson Marlborough Institute of technology

The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology NMIT has worked closely with local companies, organisations and industries to develop Aquaculture qualifications at diploma, degree and postgraduate level. With around 70% of the industry based in the Top of the South Island, there is an increasing need for qualified, professional people to work in the Aquaculture industry. Aquaculture education at NMIT is delivered in state of the art facilities at NMIT’s Nelson Campus and at the Cawthron Institute’s facilities at the Glen Aquaculture Park. 


Mahurangi Institute of Technology - www.mti.net.nz

Mahurangi Technical InstituteMahurangi Technical Institute was established in 1989 and has since grown to become Rodney's largest Private Training Establishment. The training institute is based in Warkworth, an hour north of Auckland. MTI specialises in Maritime and Aquaculture education.


Tūranga Ararau - www.turanga-ararau.org.nz

Turanga ArarauIs the Iwi Tertiary Education provider of Te Rūnanga O Tūranganui Ā Kiwa (Gisborne) and was established to provide and promote the skills, knowledge and qualifications to enable Iwi to manage, advance and control cultural and economic resources being the land, the forests, the sea and most importantly our people.

Turanga Ararau has aquaculture courses which provide the skills, knowledge and qualifications necessary for the day-to-day operation and management of land and sea based marine farming and the key requirements for employment or advanced learning in the industry.