Funding boost for Whakatohea Maori Trust Board's aquaculture projects

Years of planning has paid off for the Whakatohea Maori Trust Board as it looks to develop its own aquaculture interests in the Eastern Bay.

The board has received 950 thousand dollars from the Government's provincial growth fund.

The money will go towards investigating the potential for a commercial mussel farm and spat catching site.

Board Chief Executive Dickie Farrar says it's fantastic news and reflects a lot of hard work.

Emma Griffiths