Functions

Regional development.

The responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991, falls with regional councils, who are responsible for deciding what locations and species are appropriate for aquaculture in their regions.

Aquaculture New Zealand works to promote the benefits of aquaculture in regional growth and offer support for aquaculture planning and management in line with regional coastal plans and the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991.

Regional councils within New Zealand

For a full list of regional council websites visit our Key Partnerships page.

For any enquiries around Aquaculture New Zealand’s Regional Development role, please contact:

Colin Johnston
Technical Director - Aquaculture New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)3 546 2666
Email: