Te Ohu Kaimoana Articles

18 January 2017
Valuable experience gained from rewarding year in Japan

Alyx PivacTe Ohu Kaimoana’s 2016 Global Fisheries Scholar, Alyx Pivac, is an educated and passionate Māori woman developing a strong foundation in the seafood industry.  She demonstrates a commitment to fishing and fisheries and views a career in the industry as one that allows her to express herself and her Māori culture, while making a positive contribution to the environment and society.

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06 October 2016
The debate over the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary has drawn predictable battle lines, with environmental interest groups blaming Te Ohu Kaimoana for collapsing political support of the Government’s proposal to create a marine protected area twice the size of New Zealand.  Read the full article here »

13 June 2016
University of Auckland researcher, Glenn Simmons, collaborating with some NGOs, last month released claims that New Zealand has, over the last 60 years, caught more than 2.7 times what was recorded internationally by the Government and industry. Read the full article here »

30 March 2016
Te Ohu Kaimoana Chairman Jamie Tuuta’s speech to open the 2016 Māori Fisheries Conference
Our Story, Our Values: promoting Māori provenance, at the Novotel Hotel, Auckland International Airport,
30 March 2016.

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30 October 2015
Hauraki Gulf and Snapper debate: Why we are better working together than in separate ‘paddocks’

Sanford Limited, the publicly listed fishing company, recently announced that it is prepared to stop all commercial fishing in the Hauraki Gulf if everyone who ‘throws a line in’ to the country’s most popular fishery records and reports what they are catching.  The suggestion was made by Sanford chief executive Volker Kuntzsch in a speech to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Seminar in late October.  Peter Douglas, Te Ohu Kaimoana chief executive, and Carl Carrington, Aotearoa Fisheries Limited chief executive, explain why they do not support this approach.

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18 August 2015
Survey Results Help Formulate Workplan - July 2015

At the special general meeting in June, iwi endorsed the plan put forward by Te Ohu to address the recommendations made in the 11-year review. We are developing a detailed work plan to implement the resolutions and will distribute this to iwi in the near future.

To help us with this work we recently surveyed iwi and others working in the fishing industry and we wish to share these results with you

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20 May 2014
Te Ohu names Global Fisheries Scholar 2015

Charles RoweTe Ohu Kaimoana is pleased to announce that the next Global Fisheries Scholar is Charles Rowe (Ngati Mutunga). Charles, who is originally from Hikowai, near Thames, is currently studying at Peking University. He will take up his scholarship at the beginning of next year.

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Related reading: Scholar builds on food security, Asian culture »

20 May 2014
Fishing Industry seeks cautionary approach to iron sand mining

Debbie PackerTe Ohu Kaimoana, iwi and fishing industry groups have called for “caution” from the Environmental Protection Authority as it considers a proposal from Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd to mine iron sand deposits from the South Taranaki Bight.

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Download our Submission on Trans-Tasman Resources mining application »

Download the supplementary paper to our submission »

Related reading by Debbie Packer: Iron sands extraction too risky to receive iwi’s approval »

20 May 2014
New Space Regional Aquaculture Agreements

Westport Deepseas Fishing SchoolIwi Aquaculture Organisations (IAOs) and the Crown are at a critical juncture in the work to develop New Space Regional Aquaculture Agreements (NSRAA). Agreements for IAOs in priority regions are meant to be completed in the next five weeks but this timeframe won’t be achieved because preparatory work is not yet completed.

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29 August 2013
Westport Deepsea Fishing School

Westport Deepseas Fishing SchoolWorking on a deepsea fishing vessel can earn a teenager tens of thousands of dollars a year and is becoming an attractive work option for many school-leavers.

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