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WELCOME to SPATNZ


WEâ??RE NATURALLY BREEDING NEW ZEALANDâ??S
DELICIOUS GREENSHELLâ?˘ MUSSELS.

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WELCOME to SPATnz


WEâ??RE NATURALLY BREEDING NEW ZEALANDâ??S
DELICIOUS GREENSHELLâ?˘ MUSSELS.

 

 
 

OUR STORY

Greenshellâ?˘ mussels (Perna canaliculus) are unique to New Zealand making them one of our most iconic seafood heroes. Until now, New Zealandâ??s mussel growers have relied on catching wild spat (baby mussels) around our coastline. We are pioneering natural, selective breeding of Greenshellâ?˘ mussels so our growers have the spat they need to grow the best mussels in the world.

 
 

SPATnz, which stands for Shellfish Production and Technology New Zealand Limited, runs a Primary Growth Partnership programme. A collaboration between industry and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).  SPATnzâ??s aim is to produce innovations to advance New Zealandâ??s mussel aquaculture industry and deliver benefits for New Zealandâ??s economy.

 

 
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THE FUTURE of mussel farming


THE FUTURE of mussel farming


THE FUTURE OF MUSSEL FARMING

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NEWS ROOM


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NEWS ROOM


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â?? LATEST STORY â??

New Zealand Greenshellâ?˘ mussel breeding begins at brand new hatchery in Nelson

2 April, 2015

 New Zealand aquaculture will be getting stronger mussels, thanks to some heavyweight Kiwi science underway in Nelson.

A new hatchery and lab facility is about to open just north of the city, where Greenshellâ?˘ mussels can be selectively bred like sheep or cattle to give our mussel farmers the very best that nature has to offer on their mussel farms...

 
 

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OUR PARTNERS


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OUR PARTNERS


 
 
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With a proud 100 year history, Sanford is investing in innovation for the future to put the best New Zealand Greenshellâ?˘ mussels onto seafood lovers' plates.

 
 

MPI is helping primary industries to reach their maximum potential and to work towards goals like doubling the value of exports by 2025 through Primary Growth Partnership programmes like SPATNZ.

 
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CONTACT


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CONTACT



GENERAL ENQUIRIES


Rodney Roberts
Programme Manager
rodney.roberts@spatnz.co.nz
Tel: + 64 3 545 9999


POSTAL


Shellfish Production and Technology
New Zealand Ltd

P.O.Box 10022, The Wood,
Nelson 7047, New Zealand
Tel: + 64 3 545 9999


MEDIA ENQUIRIES


Trish Sherson
Sherson Willis
trish@shersonwillis.com
Tel: + 64 21 570 803