New Zealand King Salmon joins blue economy cluster Moananui

Editorial Staff

Partnership marks a significant step for NZKS in integrating sustainable practices into its operations.

New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) has announced its official membership in Moananui, a regional blue economy cluster based in Te Tauihu, New Zealand.

Launched in May 2023, Moananui aims to promote a ‘blue economy’ – defined as marine activities that generate economic value while contributing positively to ecological, cultural, and social well-being, as per Sustainable Seas.

Carl Carrington, CEO of NZKS, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating that joining Moananui aligns with the company’s vision and culture.

“NZKS is embedded in the fabric of this region, as an entrepreneurial company with a long history and an interesting story. We employ over 400 staff across Te Tauihu, and are already connected to many parts of the regional blue economy. But there is always room for improvements- to harness the collective genius and leverage the collaborative opportunities presented by such groups as Moananui,” Carrington said.

Jodie Kuntzsch, Chief Executive of Moananui, emphasized the ocean’s crucial role in the region’s wellbeing and prosperity. She pointed out that economic development, social, and environmental goals are interconnected, and fostering the blue economy requires new collaborative approaches.

This partnership marks a significant step for NZKS in integrating sustainable practices into its operations. The company’s Senior Leadership Team also participated in a leadership away day at Moananui’s headquarters, facilitated by Molly Ireland.

They join existing partners; Aquawatch, BECA, Code and Caviar, Guard Safety, Lincoln Agritech Ltd, Marine AI (NZ) Ltd, NewFish, Pinpoint Earth, Smith Engineering PS Ltd, Snap Information Technologies Ltd, Trinder Engineers, Cawthron Institute, Kernohan Engineering, MacLab, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Pharmalink Extracts Limited, Plant & Food Research, Port Nelson, Sealord, and Wakatū Incorporation.


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