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Fisheries & Aquaculture Research Series

Following on from the successful 'Seafood Research Exchange' event held in Nelson in 2013, a one-day workshop was held on 19 August 2014 at Te Papa, Wellington. This workshop was the first of two fisheries and aquaculture research series events happening in 2014, with the second workshop occurring in Nelson on the 22nd of October.

The workshop focused on research that adds value to the seafood industry, considering how to maximise quality, capitalise on the high value nutrition proposition and add value via seafood co-products. It was an opportunity to hear about the latest seafood research, participate in discussion and influence the direction of future seafood value-add research.

Delegates heard from industry and science leaders who presented and discussed a range of topics covering the following themes:

  • Maximising the Quality of Live Animals
  • Seafood Nutrition and the High Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
  • Added Value via Seafood Co-Products

Click here to see the workshop presentations.


Seafood Research Exchange

The exchange is a one day forum which brings together scientists, researchers, industry participants and others with an interest in the latest developments in seafood research and development, targeted at supporting growth of the New Zealand seafood industry.

The exchange is organised by Plant and Food Research, Cawthron, Aquaculture New Zealand, Seafood Innovations Ltd and the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Click here to see previous forum presentations.


Shellfish Safety Workshop


This workshop is a regular event and relevant to both commercial and non-commercial shellfish harvesting.  It brings together researchers, industry participants, shellfish regulators and others with an interest in shellfish safety, water quality in shellfish growing areas and shellfish health.  The workshop provides an update on the latest research associated with topics such as:

  • Environmental parameters to predict pollution
  • Water monitoring
  • Bioindicators of water quality
  • Marine biotoxins – azaspiracids, palytoxins, PSP and saxitoxins
  • Virus – the virus toolbox, norovirus and virus testing methodology
  • Ostreid herpevirus – both the hatchery and industry perspectives
  • Other research projects that will impact on the shellfish sector


Click here to see previous year's presentations.