Greenshell mussels: solving the case of the disappearing spat
PDF of this article (144 KB) Mussel spat attached to a culture rope. (Photo: Barbara Hayden) New Zealand’s GreenshellTM mussel aquaculture industry is one of the country’s aquaculture success stories. Carina Sim-Smith explains how NIWA’s research has tackled the critical problem of spat retention. Longline mussel culture was established in this country in the late 1970s, after
What Are Byssal (Byssus) Threads?
The byssal, or byssus, threads are strong, silky fibers often called beards. Learn how mussels make a use these to move or remain stationary.
Compass Adjuster NZ
Valentine's Day was an early start for me. Left home at 0320 to head for Coromandel to swing the compass on the Mussel Barge Wanderer. Underway just after 0600 and off to the lee of Waiheke Island to watch the harvesting of mussels while I caught a few snapper for myself and the crew. Compass was not working so it will mean another trip at some time.On the way spotted the SV Spirit of New Zealand on the way to anchor. I used to do a bit of volunteer work on her years ago. The lower photo is…
HOME - Ngāti Tama
Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust was formed to represent the Uri o Ngāti Tama who whakapapa to Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka-ā-Maui (top of the South Island). The Trust was established in April 2013. The Trust was established to receive, hold, manage and administer the Trust Fund for the benefit of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tau Ihu.