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WELCOME to SPATNZ


WE’RE NATURALLY BREEDING NEW ZEALAND’S
DELICIOUS GREENSHELL™ MUSSELS.

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WELCOME to SPATnz


WE’RE NATURALLY BREEDING NEW ZEALAND’S
DELICIOUS GREENSHELL™ MUSSELS.

 

 
 

OUR STORY

Greenshell™ mussels (Perna canaliculus) are unique to New Zealand making them one of our most iconic seafood heroes. Until now, New Zealand’s mussel growers have relied on catching wild spat (baby mussels) around our coastline. We are pioneering natural, selective breeding of Greenshell™ 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).  SPATnz’s aim is to produce innovations to advance New Zealand’s mussel aquaculture industry and deliver benefits for New Zealand’s economy.

 

 
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— LATEST STORY —

Shellfish Success - Kiwi scientists harvesting the result of unlocking New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel  secrets

10 April, 2017

 The first crop from the SPATNZ hatchery is now ready to harvest and to eat, after years of investigative work in Nelson, New Zealand..

Scientists have used some surprising and ingenious methods to get Greenshell™ mussels to breed in captivity and their efforts could soon be worth $200 million a year to the New Zealand economy.

 
 

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With a proud 100 year history, Sanford is investing in innovation for the future to put the best New Zealand Greenshell™ 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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THE FUTURE of mussel farming


THE FUTURE of mussel farming


THE FUTURE OF MUSSEL FARMING

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CONTACT


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GENERAL ENQUIRIES


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


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Shellfish Production and Technology
New Zealand Ltd

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


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Fiona MacMillan
General Manager Corporate Communications
fmacmillan@sanford.co.nz
Tel: +64 21 513 522