Water Farmers, Episode 1, Biomarine Oyster Farm

We are in the middle of filming our pilot episode for our series Water Farmers. The first episode is about an oyster farm at a company called Biomarine just north of Auckland. We’ve had some stunning weather so far. The water in the Kaipara Harbour was like a mirror and the sunrise was spectacular! We can’t wait to start cutting the footage. Just one more day of filming to go.

The Water Farmers series will showcase some of our more unique farms in New Zealand. Far from the usual dairy and sheep farms our aquaculturists are tackling creatures that seem almost alien. From paua and oysters to salmon, white bait, eels and prawns we will discover the challenges and successes of farming these curious aquatic creatures. This exciting series will celebrate the diversity and ingenuity of our sustainable industry and we’ll discover what it takes to be a Water Farmer.

New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Learning about splitting and sorting oysters with Debbie
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Filming an interview with Chase
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Filming the introduction to the show with Tracey
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Chase checking on the oyster spat
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Oysters at the sorting shed
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Casnell Island
New Zealand aquaculture oyster farm
Oyster baskets

 

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