Summer water temperature update
We monitor water temperatures along with other conditions, in and around our Marlborough Sounds sea farms on a year round basis.
Our aquaculture team are focused on new operational strategies to mitigate the effects of rising water temperatures, especially throughout the summer period.
Pelorus- average weekly 5m water temperature – Waitata Farm
Queen Charlotte- average weekly 5m water temperature – Otanerau Farm**
Tory Channel- average weekly 5m water temperature – Te Pangu Farm
**The previous two years temperatures were taken from Ruakaka sea farm. However, Ruakaka is currently undergoing a fallow period, therefore, data will be captured from Otanearau this season.