NZ seafood exports value up slightly

By

SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 30, 2012

New Zealand seafood export returns are holding their value, despite the corrosive effects of a high dollar and some market access complications.

Seafood New Zealand says export returns for the first half of the year rose by 1 percent to NZD 706 million, compared with the same period last year.

That's in contrast with other commodity export sectors, including dairy, meat, horticulture and timber and oil, which have all shown a decline.

International policy and market access manager Alastair Macfarlane says a strength of the seafood industry has been its diversity, which enables it to compete in many market niches.

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