Final Decision on Eastern Sea Farms Marine Farming and Spat Catching Permit Application
The Ministry of Fisheries has given the go-ahead to staged development of New Zealand’s largest marine farm. The Ministry has recommended a marine farm permit be granted to Eastern Sea Farms Limited for a 3,800 ha farm in Eastern Bay of Plenty. Staged development allows for 8 blocks, equating to 256 longlines, to be developed. Any further development would depend on whether monitoring shows environmental effects are acceptable.
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