Aquaculture industry & Techion developing world-first green shell mussel spat counting method

A digital microscope may be the boost the New Zealand Green Shell Mussel industry needs to achieve its goal of being a $1 Billion export earner by 2035.

Research using Techion’s digital microscopy coupled with its cloud software could be part of the solution to secure quality spat supply, one of the biggest challenges facing New Zealand’s mussel growing industry. According to the Aquaculture New Zealand Greenshell Mussel Spat Strategy 2019 there are three focus areas to unlock future export earnings. They are; securing and diversifying spat supplies; optimising spat use and increasing hatchery production to increase spat retention, resilience and value.

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