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Cawthron Institute


Research into marine microbiology with an emphasis on phytoplankton, e.g. algal blooms, shellfish toxins. Consulting in marine and fresh water ecology centered on microinvertebrate ecology and biological monitoring. Analytical & consulting services - biology, water quality, chemistry (water & wastes), microbiology, environmental, biological assessment, management consents, environmental audit/impact consultants, risk analysis, contaminated sites, quality control and product testing, (food/fish). Seawater (food/fish). Seawater facility for aquaculture research

Contact Details

Address: 98 Halifax Street East, Nelson 7010

Region: Nelson

Postal: Private Bag 2, Nelson Mail Centre, Nelson 7042

Phone: 03 548 2319

Fax: 03 546 9464



  • Prof. Charles Eason (Chief Executive)
  • Mr. Nico van Loon (Analytical Services Group Manager)
  • Mr. Dave Ashcroft (Finance & Administration Manager)

Company Information

Employees: 101-250

Established: 1921

Associated Companies:

  • Glenhaven Aquaculture Centre Ltd

ANZSIC Industry : M699 Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

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