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Greenshell™ mussel farming in New Zealand.
Carbon positive, organic and green, with proven health benefits.
An undeveloped farm for sale in the pristine waters of the Wilson’s Bay area in the Firth of Thames.
The international half-shell mussel market is very strong, and is growing each year, as does the mussel farm-gate price. Interesting diversification is occurring, eg the live mussel market into Asia, powder-based healtheries products, and premium pet foods etc. Mussel product is now difficult to source owing to these dynamic market forces, unless a trader owns producing farms.
We offer a renewable 35 year Government lease for mussel farming water, expiring 2046. The farming water is situated in the pristine waters of Area B at Wilson’s Bay inside the Firth of Thames on New Zealand’s North Island.
A unit consists of one 8 hectare block (20 acres) capable of producing ~500 tonnes of New Zealand Greenshell™ mussels per annum. Current mussel price (June 2019) is NZ$1400 per tonne for medium-grade mussels.
The price is NZ$1,280,000 (8ha x NZ$160/ha - NZ$1.28m) plus refundable GST tax. Near offers may be considered. Costs of development and management are additional.
Fully managed operations may be available if required.
This area is New Zealand's fastest growing area for green shell mussels. The industry is growing rapidly, and the few remaining empty farms are quickly being developed. See weblink below and complete the 'contact seller' form below for more information.
The pristine waters of the Wilson’s Bay area in the Firth of Thames.
On the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula on the North island of New Zealand.
Water depth approx 18 - 20 metres.
Other neighbouring mussel farms - both developed and undeveloped may be available if a larger scale operation is required.
Other proven mussel farms operate in the area.
Surplus to requirements - much being retained by owners.
Full farm management package may be available if required.
Possible but not guaranteed.
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