Fisheries New Zealand is the government's principal adviser on aquaculture. We support the New Zealand aquaculture industry, ensuring that it develops in a sustainable way.
The Government’s aquaculture strategy to 2025 sets objectives and actions to guide sustainable growth of New Zealand’s aquaculture industry.
Setting up a land-based farm
Find out what the requirements are to set up land-based aquaculture and how to get a fish-farm licence from Fisheries New Zealand.
Setting up a marine farm
Find out how to establish a new marine farm.
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic plants and animals and can be marine or land-based. Find out how we manage aquaculture development in New Zealand.
Moving freshwater species
How to apply to move or release freshwater species in New Zealand waters.
Fees & charges
You'll be charged for services provided by Fisheries New Zealand and other service providers when you're setting up a marine or land-based farm.
A list of publications and guidance material for aquaculture farmers and councils, as well as research, reports, and education resources.
Forms you may need when setting up or managing an aquaculture farm.