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New Zealand's Waikato region plans to double aquaculture exports within 20 years

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Published Apr 18, 2024

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The Waikato Regional Council in New Zealand has set an ambitious goal to double the region's aquaculture exports from $91.6 million to $180 million by 2044. David Phizacklea, the council's aquaculture strategy lead, announced that a detailed roadmap will be developed to guide the region towards this target sustainably. This plan will focus on identifying the investments needed in infrastructure, such as wharf upgrades and processing facilities, and in research to unlock the full potential of the aquaculture industry. Currently, Waikato's aquaculture exports represent 17% of New Zealand's total, highlighting the region's significant contribution to the country's aquaculture sector.
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The plan aims to boost the value of the region's aquaculture exports to $180 million by 2044. Waikato Regional Council aquaculture strategy lead David Phizacklea said a roadmap would now be developed to identify how to achieve the goal of doubling the value of the region's aquaculture exports in a sustainable way, including identifying investment gaps. In 2023, Waikato aquaculture exports were worth $91.6 million, accounting for 17% of the country's total exports. To maximise ...
Source: Foodmate
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