Aquaculture management deal signed

Date: 1/4/2005

The way has been cleared for mussel farms to expand in Golden and Tasman Bays.

The agreement initially provides for additions of 50 hectares to up to 14 aquaculture management areas

but could be up to seven hundred hectares with subsequent additions eventually reaching two thousand

– subject to resource consents. The agreement is subject only to final agreement from the Ministers of

Conservation and Fisheries.

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