Global Fisheries Scholarship 2016

20 January 2017

Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Trust) and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Global Fisheries Scholarship.  

The scholarship is for Māori who seek a rewarding career in the seafood industry and is open to a committed, hard-working individual, who will spend a year in Japan at Nissui learning aspects of the seafood industry from aquaculture to processing, food safety to food technology, sales and marketing, all while immersing themselves in Japanese daily life.

The successful recipient will spend nine months training in Japanese language and culture prior to leaving New Zealand, as well as intensive language training on arrival. They will spend the year working and learning about the global seafood industry while based at Nissui’s headquarters in Tokyo and around Japan.

We are looking for Māori who have studied or work in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology, business management and fisheries or food processing and are looking at a career in the seafood industry. Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 24 March 2017. Application form click here.

For further information, email or call Te Ohu Kaimoana on 04 9319 500.

Read about our 2015 scholar Mr Charles Rowe.  Read about the experience of our 2016 Global Fisheries Scholar Ms Alyx Pivac.