The seafood industry is a proud combination of tradition and technological innovation.
Our fisheries management is recognised as one of the most sustainable in the world, with careful monitoring of fish stock and sea life.
There’s a strong commitment to guardianship of our kai moana in a thriving, supportive industry that offers clear career pathways in a variety of businesses on and off the sea. With 26,000 people in the industry and $1.5 billion in exports, the seafood industry offers a world of opportunities at every level.
This is a thriving, supportive industry offering exciting career pathways on and off the sea. Whether it’s preparing whole fish for market, filleting fish for export or making food products there are always great opportunities for employment as a seafood processor.
There are great regional career opportunities in aquaculture thanks to our high quality coastal waters and harbours. It’s a fast-growing commercial sector, sustainably and efficiently producing highly valued seafood. Already generating $500 million in revenue and employing 3,000 Kiwis, aquaculture’s an exciting future-focused industry.
Jobs in the fishing sector are diverse and cover a wide range of skills from land-based scientific and technical roles to hands on jobs on vessels or processing and retail onshore. Our vessels fish inshore waters, around our coastlines and even as far away as the Antarctic. The opportunity to learn a wide range of skills is always on offer.
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