Aquaculture Course Overview

Below is a quick overview of the courses. Please click on the course name for more details.

Course 2017 Dates Fee (NZ$) including GST
Electric Fishing Certificate Course 1: TBC
Course 2: TBC
MTI is able to come to your location if course numbers exceed five. Course dates are indicative only and a minimum number of students are required, please contact us for further information.
NZ$740 (Price may be subject to change without notice)

Mahurangi Technical Institute’s specialised aquaculture research, production and education facility was opened in May 2007 by the Minister of Fisheries. (Click here for the Beehive article on eel farming and the opening of the facility). In this world-class facility, research is conducted on a number of fish species including endangered native fish as part of their preparation for reintroduction into the natural environment. As well as conducting ground-breaking research into the breeding of NZ Short Finned Eels, juvenile fish are also produced for use by fish farmers in NZ and overseas for growing on to market size.

Our Aquaculture courses are taught in classrooms within our research facilities allowing students to gain a full understanding by applying their theoretical studies to practical aquaculture. MTI is the only Ministry of Fisheries licenced fish farm combining research and innovation with aquaculture education.

We can offer you the following: please click on the course names for more details

Electric Fishing Certificate
Electric fishing is a tool used by D.O.C and water management consultants to survey fresh water streams for species diversity and numbers. Learn the theory behind the equipment and how to apply it safely in the field.

Arkive is a comprehensive compilation of photographs, videos and information on all species throughout the entire world. Mahurangi Technical Institute has contributed several photographs of New Zealand native fish to this website. To view photographs please click on the following links.