The vision for the Aquaculture Strategy is to develop the Bay of Plenty into a world-class aquaculture region. Its goal is to grow an integrated and sustainable aquaculture industry in the Bay of Plenty with export sales of $250 million by 2025.

The strategy is implemented by the Regional Aquaculture Organisation (RAO), with a strong focus on social licensing and sustainability, data and knowledge collection, advocacy, growth and increasing confidence around the developing industry in the Bay of Plenty.

The RAO is chaired by Australasian aquaculture expert Graeme Coates and is an influential representative and lobby group, contributing to a number of regulatory and policy processes within the industry at both local and central government level.

The opportunities for aquaculture in the Bay of Plenty are exciting and varied, from offshore to land-based freshwater and these opportunities are supported by the Bay of Plenty’s world-class science, technology and training capabilities.

Strategy PDF

BOC Aquaculture Strategy

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Further information

The latest RAO reports into aquaculture in the Bay of Plenty can be found here:

Download an updated version of the aquaculture audit.