Aquaculture research

Our extensive research covers the breadth of aquaculture, from production to end product processing.

Juvenile Hapuku being transferred to the sea cages at Mahanga Bay. Dave Allen, NIWA
Juvenile Hapuku being transferred to the sea cages at Mahanga Bay. Dave Allen, NIWA

We cover a range of species, both those in current production and those under consideration for future commercial development.

Research topics

  • Biology of aquaculture species, and associated pests
  • Optimisation of husbandry methods, nutrition and genetics
  • Water quality, environmental impacts and hydrodynamic modelling
  • Marine biotechnology and production technology
  • Seafood processing and preservation

Our researchers