How we are funded?

Aquaculture New Zealand is a levy funded industry body within the mandate of the Aquaculture New Zealand Commodity Levy.  This was approved by Parliament and was gazetted on 2 August 2007.  The Commodity (Mussel, Oyster and Salmon) Levies Order 2007 became effective on 1 September 2007.
The levy payable in a levy year (1 September to 31 August) is calculated on the basis of the green weight tonnage of Greenshell™ Mussels (Perna canaliculus), Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) and King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) harvested for sale.

Aquaculture New Zealand then utilises the levies it receives to carry out its annual Business Plan as agreed by shareholders at the AGM.