New Zealand’s largest offshore marine farm approved

Date: 2/12/2008

Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton and Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick said the largest marine farm in New Zealand could have the potential to provide 500 new jobs. Eastern Seafarms Ltd received approval for the staged development of 3,800 hectares of marine farming space 8.5km offshore of Opotiki for mussel farming and spat catching.

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