Energy – particularly transport fuel - is a major cost for seafood business operators, but one of the easiest to manage and control. Every dollar you save goes to the bottom line of your fishery operation, making your business more competitive and profitable.



Find energy efficiency advice that’s relevant to other technologies and equipment you use.

 Compressed air

 Electric motors

 Heat recovery

 Heating, ventilation and air conditioning


 Office equipment

 Process heat systems

 Pumping and fan systems


Develop an energy plan

An energy management programme will help your organisation to get the most benefit from energy efficiency opportunities. Having an energy programme encourages your organisation to continue to use energy wisely and to make energy efficient thinking a part of your culture.

 Develop an energy plan

Improve your energy efficiency

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Fuel is a major cost to fishing operators. Learn how to harvest seafood using less energy in the EECA/Seafood New Zealand energy efficiency guide available below.



Funding and support

Energy audits

If you want your business to make better use of energy or reduce your carbon footprint, our energy audit is an invaluable tool. An energy audit evaluates how energy is being used, and identifies the energy and cost-saving opportunities. We’ll even help to fund your audit.

 Energy audits

Technology demonstration projects

If you're looking to invest in energy saving technology that could also benefit your sector, we can help fund the cost to demonstrate it's potential.

 Technology demonstration projects

EECA support for large energy users

We partner with large businesses across New Zealand that spend more than $1 million a year on energy and have high carbon emissions. We work with them over the long term to make cost-effective energy savings and reduce carbon emissions.

 Support for large energy users