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Mussel App - Update May 2022

This was probably the busiest month we had so far. We're super excited about the progress of our mobile app. For those new to the newsletter, our web app offers a range of functionality for the Operation Manager to oversee everything that happens on the farm. Our mobile app offers the ability for skippers to insert the data on a phone or tablet (often without access to the internet) including seeding, harvest and assessments, photos and float positions, and most importantly communicate with othe...

May 16, 2022

Year 13 Statistics

On Thursday last week, the Marine Farming Association in conjunction with Sanford Limited jumped into a Year 13 Stats class at Marlborough Girls' College to provide a practical statistics workshop - how is statistics used in the work environment. Matt from Sanford started off by telling the students about two different formats that the green shell mussel is sold in - half shell and powder. The students were told the optimal size for the half shell market was the medium mussel (85mm - 100mm in le...

May 10, 2022

2022 - Kids on boats

Last week, the Marine Farming Association in conjunction with the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) have once again had a great time on the water with the students of the Tasman region showcasing Aquaculture in the Croisilles with a hands on approach. The students visited a mussel & oyster farm and had industry experts on board to answer questions about various industry roles; science & research, skippering & deck hand, farming, innovation and business/administration. The experts spoke o...

May 9, 2022

April 2022 Newsletter


May 2, 2022

Mussel App - Update April 2022

Happy Easter update We are super excited to announce our latest update. We migrated all beta testers to the new format so feel free to test new functionality. With growing interest, we're limiting the number of beta users at the moment. We have great feedback from the current users and an exciting plan to build a new functionality in the next few weeks - an estimation of tonnes currently in the water. With that in mind, if you'd like to join the waiting list for beta testing email us at: ...

April 20, 2022

Ever wanted to throw Grant Boyd out of a plane???

Well now’s your chance!A message from Grant...I’m taking part in Drop for Youth Marlborough 2022 – a fundraiser for a local charity close tomy heart, the Graeme Dingle Foundation Marlborough.I’ve been a mentor in their programmes for over five years, and a supporter for about a decade. (If you want to know more about this great cause, you can check out their video Previously I’ve kayaked the Cook Strait to raise money for them, this year I’m plummeting...

April 5, 2022

Government invests in Te Huata Mussel Spat Hatchery


March 25, 2022

February 2022 Newsletter


March 1, 2022

Congratulations! Gold for Marlborough Oysters.


December 16, 2021

December 2021 Newsletter


December 10, 2021

Innovation Award 2021 Finalist - Flip Farm

Very proud of one of our members for becoming a finalist in the Global Seafood Alliance annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Awards. You can register to view the virtual event - it quick, the event kicks off at 8am EST on November 17th, with the Innovation Award at 11.30am EST. #pacificoysters #newzealand #flipfarms #oysters #innovation...

November 16, 2021

NZ-farmed shellfish match tofu’s low carbon footprint

Check out the recently released study co-funded by Aquaculture New Zealand & Ministry for Primary Industries. Link to study/findings: #aquaculture #Environment #shellfish #marinefarming #PrimaryIndustry #sustainability #newzealand...

November 16, 2021

October 2021 Newsletter


November 3, 2021

Congratulations! Gold for Aroma Aquaculture!


October 22, 2021

Congratulations! Gold for Kono!


October 22, 2021

Employment Opportunities

Farming for the Future. We are building a business for future generations, by transforming the way pacific oysters are grown and farmed across Aotearoa. We have big ambitions – and are investing in key areas to support rapid growth: SustainabilityUtilisation of new technologyDesign of leading-edge facilitiesIntroduction of innovative new systems and practices Join our aquaculture team and help unlock the potential of a new way of working. What are you waiting for? Discover a career in aquacu...

October 21, 2021

Wanted - Packhouse Manager, Marlborough Oysters

Looking for a new role? The Aquaculture Industry has some great opportunities at the moment... Marlborough Oysters are looking for a Packhouse Manager, click on the link below to find out more.

October 20, 2021


MFA Conference - 12 November 2021 As of today, we have decided to cancel the MFA Conference for 2021. This is a huge shame but we feel that it’s the responsible thing to do given Auckland is still in level 3 and there will be no update on their status for another 2 weeks. We have speakers, sponsors and members who would be attending from Auckland and other areas of the North Island. If you have any questions, please let us know. Amber - 027 255 2228 /

October 19, 2021

Congratulations! Gold for Maclab Tasman!


October 14, 2021

Congratulations! Gold for Maclab NZ!


October 14, 2021

That's a wrap!

Today in Havelock we held our final Environmental workshop for the year, we had excellent attendance from our industry on water crews. The workshops focused on why our Environmental programmes are important, the changes we have made to them, the introduction of the MFA Enviro App for reporting, an update from our Enviro Mentor, a practical session on floats and the techniques surrounding them and the introduction of new float technology. An honourable mention needs to go to the following compani...

September 30, 2021

POSTPONED - Marine Award field day - October 16

Come join us! Find out how marine farmers are working with researchers to restore mussel reefs in Te Hoiere/Pelorus Sound, and why this work is important for coastal ecosystems. Date: Saturday October 16Time: 10.30am-12.30pm Havelock Bowling Club, 7 Neil Street, HavelockLunch provided. Bookings essential:Email: by October 10 to book your spot! This Field Day will be postponed if we're still at Level 2 or higher.#environm...

September 21, 2021

King Shag update

September 16, 2021

August 2021 Newsletter


September 13, 2021

Congratulations! Gold for Clearwater Mussels!


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