Aquaculture and Marine Conservation
Te Whakatupu Kaimoana me te Atawhai Moana

Aquaculture and Marine Conservation

Nelson is at the heart of aquaculture research, innovation and production in Aotearoa.

Consider a career in aquaculture, a leading science, innovation, and food production sector. With guidance from renowned tutors and strong connections to research and seafood industries, graduates have a clear path into their careers.

Studying aquaculture involves the commercial breeding, raising, and harvesting of fish and shellfish for commercial purposes in marine or freshwater farms. It also offers boating and maritime qualifications, promising career opportunities for graduates nationally and globally.

NMIT offers world-class aquaculture programmes at Certificate, Bachelor, and Postgraduate levels. Our programmes are designed with industry to ensure graduates have the right blend of knowledge and skills to transition seamlessly into the workforce.

Te Tauihu is the largest producer of green-lipped mussels and salmon, and has the largest fishing port in Australasia, making Nelson the ideal place to study aquaculture.

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