|Category:||Travel & Tourism, Culture, Arts & Crafts|
|Exhibition center:||Auckland University of Technology|
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Overview interest facts - International Abalone Symposium 2023
On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to attend the 11th International Abalone Symposium in Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand is home to Black-footed Abalone (Haliotis iris) also known as “pāua” by indigenous Māori. Pāua is a recognised taonga (sacred species) both as kaimoana (seafood) and as a valued resource for traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. Pāua are frequently used to represent the eyes in Māori carvings and is traditionally associated with the stars or whetū, the symbolic eyes of ancestors that gaze down from the night sky.
Overview of exhibitors / visitors - International Abalone Symposium 2023
The New Zealand abalone industry includes wild-catch and aquaculture. Pāua aquaculture is a growing sector in New Zealand with exports expected to increase exponentially in the next few years.
Auckland, known as “the pearl of the pacific”, is a multicultural megacity situated between two harbours. Auckland has a strong Māori and Pasifika culture and is home to 1.6 million people. With its many beaches, lakes, mountains, volcanos and islands, Auckland is a hub for the adventure seeker and nature lover.
Abalone 2023 will focus on fisheries management, physiology and ecology, aquaculture technology, processing and marketing of abalone. Cultural, scientific, industrial and networking sessions are carefully developed to present to you a special and memorable conference in New Zealand.
Welcome to the International Abalone Symposium, we look forward to welcoming you in Auckland.