Feasibility Studies

ADL has undertaken many feasibility studies for new species, new regions, new technologies, and new developments across New Zealand.

Examples of our work in this area include;

Case studies

  • Finfish feasibility studies in different regions throughout New Zealand – Private client
  • Feasibility assessment of the establishment of an aquaculture business utilising natural heat sources, Northland region – Private client
  • Pre-feasibility study, paua hatchery – Private client
  • Pre-feasibility study for aquaculture feed – Private client
  • Feasibility study finfish, South Island – Private client
  • Investigating finfish opportunities in New Zealand

Business Cases

  • Establishment of a Salmon Hatchery in Southland – Environment Southland
  • Expansion of Port Tarakohe, Takaka – Tasman District Council
  • Open Ocean Aquaculture –Private client


  • How the BOP could achieve $250m aquaculture exports by 2025? – Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Assessing costs for re-consenting marine farms in the different regions throughout New Zealand – AQNZ/MPI
  • Ground truthing of resource consent costs – MPI


We provide project management services with regards to establishing and completing research projects.

Examples of our work in this area include;

  • Management of three aquaculture research projects, nutraceutical, biosecurity and spat fall – Bay of Plenty Regional Council
  • Coordinated and advanced the research and development of potential Greenshell™ Mussel product supply in New Zealand – Private client
  • Chair of the Southland Aquaculture Research Group