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The Social and Community Effects of Salmon Farming and Rearing

NZIER report on the economic contribution of marine farming in the Marlborough region

THE BLUE MUSSEL PROJECT: Research into a solution to the oversettlement of blue mussels.
90 MILE BEACH PROJECT: Research to assess the quality and viability of spat before it leaves Kaitaia.
MARINE FARM COMPLIANCE: Marine farm compliance audit partnership programme
About Us |The 2018 MFA membership stands at some 128 Ordinary Members and 43 Associate Members and 6 Life Members.

Each ordinary member has one voting entitlement. The governance of the MFA is the responsibility of the Executive Committee that comprises a President, Vice President and up to 10 committee members. Members of the executive are elected by ordinary members at the Annual General Meeting of the MFA, held in August each year.

Jonathan Large
Vice President
Gary Brown

Executive Members

Kevin Oldham                      Aaron Pannell
Bob Nicolle
Dean Higgins
Mike Holland                         Graeme Clarke
Mark Gillard                          Rob Pooley                          Scott Gillanders                   Grant Boyd

The MFA is an active participant in the Ring Road companies, holding approximately 16% of the water space in Golden Bay and 20% in Tasman Bay Ring Road companies. The Ring Road Companies comprises of Golden Bay Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd, Tasman Bay Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd, Golden Bay Ring Road Farming Ltd and Tasman Ring Road Spat Catching Ltd.

The MFA owns 5 spat catching and 8 spat holding farms in the Marlborough Sounds. Spat catching and spat holding lines on these sites are leased to industry on a contract basis. The MFA manages the lighting and permits relating to the farms and in return receives income from the leasee farmers.
Other activities run by the MFA include a Beach Debris Management programme and the Marine Farm Compliance Audit programme. The MFA runs regular liaison committee meetings with the Marlborough District Council, Port Marlborough Ltd, the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Department of Conservation and the Tasman District Council. It also participates in the Marlborough District Council's Sounds Liaison Committee.

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