What we do

 

Managing all our processes

from farm to factory, we grow

and harvest New Zealand green

lipped mussels and carefully

extract the precious bioactives

for use in health products.

Growing and harvesting

 

Our farms are in the Marlborough Sounds,

Tasman Bay and Golden Bay. Mussels are

grown on longline ropes which are suspended

underwater. Floats are used for buoyancy to

keep the mussels from sinking.

 

The time from the seeding to the harvesting

of mussel lines may take up to three years.

We are constantly monitoring the mussels

as they grow in order to harvest them in

peak condition.

 

At any one time across all our farms, we

might use in the vicinity of 1.5 million

metres of line to grow our mussels –

that’s approximately the distance from

Auckland to Queenstown.

 

 

 

Growing and harvesting

Our farms are in the Marlborough Sounds, Tasman Bay and Golden Bay. Mussels are grown on longline ropes which are suspended underwater. Floats are used for buoyancy to keep the mussels from sinking.

The time from the seeding to the harvesting of mussel lines may take up to three years. We are constantly monitoring the mussels as they grow in order to harvest them in peak condition.

At any one time across all our farms, we might use in the vicinity of 1.5 million metres of line to grow our mussels – that’s approximately the distance from Auckland to Queenstown.

Growing and

harvesting

 

Our farms are in the Marlborough Sounds,

Tasman Bay and Golden Bay. Mussels are

grown on longline ropes which are suspended

underwater. Floats are used for buoyancy to

keep the mussels from sinking.

 

The time from the seeding to the harvesting

of mussel lines may take up to three years.

We are constantly monitoring the mussels

as they grow in order to harvest them in

peak condition.

 

At any one time across all our farms, we

might use in the vicinity of 1.5 million

metres of line to grow our mussels –

that’s approximately the distance from

Auckland to Queenstown.  

 

 

Reducing

our footprint

 

To reduce the environmental impact of our operations, we created Greenlab, our in-house committee dedicated to sustainability. As a team, we’ve improved our recycling and waste management processes and increased our energy efficiency, while also eradicating any product waste by drying discarded mussel shells and using them as land fertiliser.

Processed to

perfection

 

Once the mussels have been harvested,

we transport them direct to our modern

manufacturing facility in Nelson for processing.

 

As the active compounds can be degraded by

heat or exposure to air (among other things),

our processes are highly engineered to prevent

degradation occurring, thus maintaining the

bioactive properties.

See our process

 

The Rural Delivery TV crew visited us to find out more about how we extract bioactive compounds from New Zealand green lipped mussels.

Building new relationships

 

As we continue to grow, we are always looking for new business opportunities to expand our supply base of mussels. If you are interested in talking please

Yard Hand / Driver

Location: Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Job Type: Full Time
Duration: Permanent
Division: Yard

MacLab leads the way in the nutraceutical market.

We use sustainable practices to farm mussels in the top of the South for processing at our modern factory into high value oil products that are exported globally.

The government has ambitious plans for aquaculture to be a $3b industry by 2035, and we are proud to have committed substantial investment as part of this growth. As we ramp up our operations, we are seeking ambitious people to work on our state of art vessel “Vanguard” which operates from Port Nelson primarily in Tasman and Golden Bay.

We’re Looking for People Who Are:

- Holders of Class 4 truck and forklift license;
- Keen to learn new skills and have a good level of physical fitness;
- Reliable with good work ethics;
- Team players with a positive attitude;
- NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa;
- We operate 24/7 with 3 shifts per day and offer flexibility around days and hours worked;
- Both permanent / fixed term and fulltime /part time positions are available.

Why Work for Us?

- Attractive remuneration;
- Great working conditions with a focus on health and safety;
- Excellent on-going training provided;
- Variety of work within a friendly team;
- Excellent career opportunity.

If you are keen to be a valued team member of a successful company, please submit your application online or email to jobs@maclab.co.nz with Yard Hand as a reference.

Factory Work

Location: Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Job Type: Full Time
Duration: Permanent | Part Time |Fixed Term
Division: Factory

MacLab leads the way in the nutraceutical market.

We use sustainable practices to farm mussels in the top of the South for processing at our modern factory into high value oil products that are exported globally.

The government has ambitious plans for aquaculture to be a $3b industry by 2035, and we are proud to have committed substantial investment as part of this growth. As we ramp up our operations, we are seeking ambitious people to work on our state of art vessel “Vanguard” which operates from Port Nelson primarily in Tasman and Golden Bay.

We’re Looking for People Who Are:

- Keen to learn new skills and have a good level of physical fitness;
- Reliable with good work ethics;
- Team players with a positive attitude;
- NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa;
- We operate 24/7 with 3 shifts per day and offer flexibility around days and hours worked;
- Both permanent / fixed term and fulltime /part time positions are available.

Why Work for Us?

- Attractive remuneration;
- Great working conditions with a focus on health and safety;
- Excellent on-going training provided;
- Variety of work within a friendly team;
- Excellent career opportunity.

If you are keen to be a valued team member of a successful company, please submit your application online or email to jobs@maclab.co.nz with Factory as a reference.