Aquaculture contributes significantly to regional development, generating over $600 million in revenue in 2018, and employing 3,000 people in the regions. There is great potential for aquaculture to enrich our global reputation with the Government, iwi and industry all coming together.

Iwi have an important role in New Zealand’s sustainable and innovative aquaculture sector as they continue to acquire and develop their interests in the industry. Improvements need to be made to support this development.

Fisheries New Zealand is seeking feedback on options to improve the allocation and transfer process provided in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004. The aim is to ensure iwi can access their aquaculture settlement assets.

The closing date for submissions is 20 February 2020.

For more information see the Fisheries New Zealand website.