The A+ programme provides New Zealand marine and freshwater farmers with the practical tools to demonstrate transparency around their environmental performance.

We know our industry has a strong commitment to the environment and already operate to high sustainability standards. The A+ programme makes those standards official and visible to everyone. 

A+ provides a practical guide through best practice operational procedures. It also recognises the value of innovation, ingenuity and individuality - qualities that, as a nation, we are known for and rightly proud of! 

There is no financial cost for those marine and freshwater farmers wanting to be involved in this programme. Once a company signs up, there will be some time and resource commitment required for training purposes and then for inputting of the data on a regular basis. 

The programme has widespread buy-in from across the industry with the following companies having formalised their commitment:

  • Sanford
  • Clevedon Coast Oysters
  • Ngai Tahu Seafood
  • Kono Seafoods
  • Clearwater Mussels
  • New Zealand King Salmon
  • Biomarine
  • Moana Pacific
  • Port Aquaculture
  • Gulf Mussel Farms
  • North Island Mussels
  • Mount Cook Alpine Salmon
  • Akaroa Salmon

Reporting tool

Industry members can use the reporting tool at to record results and track progress.

Industry members that wish to be involved should contact Rebecca Clarkson at AQNZ to register: 

Rebecca Clarkson | Environment Manager | Aquaculture New Zealand

Phone DDI +64 3 546 2661 | Mobile +64 21 2442132

  • Download the full Sustainable Management Framework documents below.