SPATnz aims to selectively breed high-value shellfish. Sanford subsidiary Shellfish Production and Technology New Zealand Limited (SPATnz) is co-investing with the Crown in this PGP programme.
Through the reliance on wild-caught spat, New Zealand's Greenshell™ mussel industry struggles to realise its full potential and deliver a consistent supply of mussels with the characteristics demanded by premium markets.
The aim of this programme is to deliver benefits by:
domesticating the Greenshell™ mussel
developing a wide range of selectively bred, high-performing breeds for industry.