Kris Solly, of Artista-Cat Mussels was named Outstanding Marine Farmer of the Year at the 2013 MFA Awards for his contributions towards public awareness and growth of marine farming in Golden and Tasman Bays.
“I love this industry – with a huge passion,” Kris said.
“It’s ever changing, every season, every spat fall is different. The markets change all the time. It’s a constant challenge.
“To win an award like this is overwhelming.
“To get the recognition from the industry goes a long way. It means a lot. That people respect what you do and that we as a company, are doing the right thing.”