Despite the cyclone damage, Australia's $2 billion commercial fishing sector is in for a big year.
With the drought breaking across much of the country, rivers are flushing huge amounts of nutrients into the ocean.
Sanford says it has a strong position in aquaculture after buying Pacifica Seafoods and two initiatives with partners will help the industry grow.
Shellfish farmers brought in a major marine science institute to investigate an unusual die-off of juvenile oysters last March - but neither the industry nor the scientists warned biosecurity officials.
Puzzled scientists are battling to identify why millions of Pacific oysters are dying in new Zealand waters.
A smack of jellyfish flooded a Southland fish farm last week, killing thousands of salmon.