The New Zealand aquaculture industry has a goal of
reaching an export value of $1bn by 2025 and Sanford’s 225 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
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.
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.
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.