The New Zealand aquaculture industry has a goal of reaching an export value of $1bn by 2025 and Sanford’s 223 aquaculture farms form an increasingly important part of our business, as well as making positive contributions to local communities. The farms are located across New Zealand and are managed using sustainable practices to help protect our stunning marine environments.


Mussel Farming

Sanford is the largest producer of Greenshell Mussels in New Zealand, with the majority of our integrated farming, harvesting and processing operations based in the pristine Marlborough Sounds, where the constant tidal flow provides ideal growing conditions.

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King Salmon Farming

Our King Salmon are hatched in the snow-fed glaciers of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. They then grow to maturity in the cool, clean waters of Stewart Island, before being harvested and processed in Bluff for airfreight fresh, or deep-frozen for shipping.

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Project South

Sanford’s open ocean farm application

Sanford has lodged an application to farm King Salmon at an open ocean site, 28km from Bluff and 10km from the nearest island at the south east end of Foveaux Strait. We want to grow more salmon, and strengthen our Southland base. We care what you think, and we won’t be going ahead until we have consulted with you and the rest of the community. To find the simple facts about our proposal and a full copy of the application, click the button below.

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