Kōrero: Aquaculture

Mussels growing on longlines (2 o 3)

Mussels growing on longlines

A modified Japanese longline system is the preferred method of mussel farming in New Zealand. This photograph is of a mussel farm in the Marlborough Sounds. Long lines of rope are suspended between buoys (main image), from which are hung growing ropes or droppers. The droppers hang to depths of 7–10 metres, and are seeded with stockings filled with tiny mussels (inset).

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New Zealand Seafood Industry Council

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Aquaculture - Green-lipped mussels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4747/mussels-growing-on-longlines (accessed 23 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006