NIWA's research is preparing a range of species for aquaculture.
NIWA has knowledge and experience in the development and sustainability of commercial and cultural eel fisheries, as well as expertise in wild eel biology and distribution.
Using its broad base of capability, NIWA is creating a new aquaculture species for New Zealand - hāpuku - for sale in the world's fine dining sector.
NIWA is at the forefront of kingfish aquaculture research and is rapidly developing the commercial-scale production technology needed to capitalise on this potentially lucrative market.
Scientific name: Seriola lalandi lalandi
Māori names: kahu, haku