17 Jan 2013

Big lift in NZ seafood exports wanted

8:39 am on 17 January 2013

Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim Pankhurst wants to lift seafood exports by $1 billion per year.

The new head of the organisation will take up his role promoting New Zealand seafood to the world, in April.

The industry currently exports nearly $1.6 billion worth of product each year and is New Zealand's fifth largest exporter.

Mr Pankhurst said he hopes to substantially increase that.