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Future Oceans

​The vision of farming the open ocean waters has long been with us, but the reality is here now. 

Out in the ocean off Opotiki you can visit two unique ventures currently underway.

The Opotiki Community REAF aimed at helping ensure a sustainable supply of healthy fish protein into the local Opotiki community and lies just some 3km out from the new harbour entrance. 

 

Further out again just off the horizon about 12 km offshore, lies the expanding Open Ocean Mussel aquaculture farm, with a vision of helping feed the world.

Both ventures are founded in sustainable Maori tikanga ethics.  Both are perhaps unique in the world.​

If you have your own boat now, then you can explore these ventures yourself. 


The web site www.reaf.nz has a free downloadable, printable guide to Opotiki fishing areas.  Please reciprocate by Logging your catch on line afterwards to help with conservation efforts.

 

On the mussel farm you are free to tie up to any of the farm buoys and catch your dream fish.


If you are staying at The Wharf Hub then we have fish filleting, and fish fridge facilities available.

 

​With legendary East Cape, White Island and Motohora Islands as backdrops, an exciting voyage on the sea is assured.

 

Currently Opotiki Fishing Charters skipper Mike Ruru 0272686190 is operating 2 Charter vessels. Boats trips operating out of Ohiwa and Whakatane are also available.​​

Chart of how to find Opotiki Community reef and open ocean mussel farmOpotiki reef chart
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