Nelson Research Centre

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Postal Address

Box 5114
Port Nelson
Nelson 7043

Physical Address

Nelson Research Centre
293-297 Akersten St
Nelson 7010

Tel: +64 3 989 7600
Fax: +64 3 546 7049

The Nelson Research Centre is located at Port Nelson. The site is involved in research into seafood production and natural marine extracts and has strong ties to the seafood industries.

Key facts

  • ~50 staff
  • Wet lab facilities
  • Large-scale fish breeding tanks
  • Filtered seawater intake supply and discharge system
  • Laminar flow tank
  • Bioprocessing laboratory


Areas of research include:

  • Fisheries and aquaculture research
  • Finfish breeding
  • Finfish physiology
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry
  • Biomaterials research
  • Seafood consumer and sesnory research.
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