AQUI-S New Zealand Ltd.

AQUI-S is an aquatic anaesthetic that has been developed to give flexibility and control in animal husbandry, transporting and harvesting operations. The ingredients are approved for use in foods and AQUI-S is safe for use in food fish. Fish that are harvested using AQUI-S have improved flesh quality, greater yield and longer shelf lives. The use of AQUI-S during the transportation of live fish and during health management practices lowers stress and reduces mortalities.

Company details

PO Box 44-269 , Lower Hutt , New Zealand

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Aquaculture
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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AQUI-S New Zealand Ltd.  Enhance the quality and value of fish produced in the aquaculture and fishing industries with humane and cost effective products and services providing you with a high return on your investment.

Good Manufacturing Practice ensures quality
Commitment to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for the production AQUI-S at our plant in Lower Hutt, New Zealand means you and your fish are safe.  This standard provides specifications for the following areas of good manufacturing practice:

  • quality management
  • personnel
  • premises, plant and equipment
  • documentation
  • production
  • quality control
  • contract manufacture and analysis
  • complaints and product recall
  • internal audits

Qualified people with aquaculture experience
Our team are ready to provide technical support and tested solutions with their industry experience and appropriate university qualifications.

Quality research
Research and Development is undertaken by Plant & Food Research Ltd at facilities located in Nelson, New Zealand, and in partnership with various companies, universities and government organisations around the world.

To date harvesting applications for the salmon industry have been the major focus of the marketing drive. AQNZ is now actively searching for other applications in the finfish and shellfish industries moving away from a segmented approach to a more holistic view encompassing the use of AQUI-S at any point of handling.  AQNZ focus is directed to providing the aquaculture industry with all the benefits of stress free management from  “fry to pan”.

AQUI-S New Zealand Ltd is a private New Zealand company established in 1996. The company provide humane and cost effective products and services that enhance the quality and value of fish produced in the aquaculture and fishing industries.

Regardless of whether you are using our products or not, the team at AQNZ are interested in your operation.  AQNZ routinely reviews various aquaculture practices and research protocols, providing valuable insight into fish physiology and stress.  AQNZ has a library full of data generated from industry relevant studies.  Please trawl our website or contact us with any questions you have on fish stress, aquatic anaesthetics or any other related questions you have.