Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou

2019-12-20T01:00:21+00:00December 19th, 2019|

End of year updates from Te Ohu Kaimoana Nau mai Maru Samuels   Te Ohu Kaimoana is proud to announce the appointment of Maru Samuels (Ngāi Te Rangi, Te Rarawa, Ngai Takoto) as an Alternate Director to the Board of Te Ohu Kaimoana. Maru brings with him a wealth of fisheries management experience and policy knowledge currently serving as a Director for Ngāti Maru (Taranaki) Fishing Company Limited, DeepWater Group, Trident Systems, Inshore JV [...]

Talking Tuna and other High Migratory Species at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

2019-12-19T00:19:08+00:00December 18th, 2019|

In early December, policy analyst Te Aomihia Walker attended the 16th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (commonly known as the Pacific Tuna Commission) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. This Commission sees Pacific nations, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, USA, China, the EU and Japan meet to address problems in the management of high seas fisheries resulting from: unregulated fishing over-capitalization excessive fleet capacity vessel re-flagging to escape controls [...]

Consultation open on options to improve processes for allocating aquaculture settlement assets to Iwi

2019-12-17T01:33:19+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Te Ohu Kaimoana is pleased the government is consulting on options to improve the allocation and transfer processes provided for in the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004. Consultation officially began on 28 November 2019 with the release of a discussion document that proposes different options for enabling the allocation of aquaculture settlement assets to Iwi in accordance with the Act. The discussion document is based on a proposal we co-developed with Iwi in 2018 [...]

Meet our summer interns

2019-12-12T20:50:02+00:00December 12th, 2019|

Te Ohu Kaimoana has welcomed three summer interns. This is the second year we've offered internships to university students over the summer. It's a great opportunity to: introduce our rangatahi to the policy mahi we do in fisheries and aquaculture work on a project that develops their skills and interests build networks and experience by working in a Māori organisation. We've enjoyed having Reto, Ants and Kiri in the office over the last [...]

Taking part in the Pacific Ocean Alliance

2019-11-29T00:44:12+00:00November 29th, 2019|

In October, Kirsty Woods (Tai Moana/Senior Policy Analyst) attended the Pacific Ocean Alliance Forum in Fiji. The purpose of the hui was to encourage a collective approach to managing the Pacific Ocean and support development of a 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent. Endorsed by the Pacific Islands Forum, this long-term strategy seeks to provide the Pacific with a united voice in the face of major challenges such as climate change and management [...]

First Māori Chief Executive for Sealord

2019-09-10T00:01:23+00:00September 10th, 2019|

Te Ohu Kaimoana congratulates Doug Paulin (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa) on his appointment as Sealord’s next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – the first Māori CEO to lead the 50% Iwi owned company. Doug will be working alongside current CEO Steve Yung over the next 12 months until he officially takes over as CEO in October 2020. Doug isn’t new to leadership, he was previously CEO at Hubbards Food Ltd. Doug has built strong connections [...]

Third Quarter Report against the Annual Plan 2018/19 FY

2019-07-28T06:33:37+00:00July 26th, 2019|

On behalf of the Te Ohu Kaimoana Board we are pleased to provide you with our Third Quarter Report against the annual plan for the 2018/19 financial year. This quarter covers the period from 1 April to 30 June 2019. (Please click report below to view)               1 October 2019 Sustainability Review submitted               Thank you for informing Te Ohu Kaimoana’s response for the 1 October [...]

First wahine Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana

2019-10-19T00:07:02+00:00July 24th, 2019|

Rangimarie Hunia (Ngāti Whātua) has been appointed as Chair of Te Ohu Kaimoana (Māori Fisheries Trust) – the first wahine in the role. “I’m committed to advancing Māori interests in the marine environment, ensuring that the commitments of the Māori Fisheries Settlement are upheld. Te Ohu Kaimoana has a unique position, working for Iwi in fisheries management and marine environment conservation,” she says. Rangimarie is no stranger to leadership or the Māori Fisheries Settlement. [...]

What the international literature says about Marine Protected Areas

2019-07-08T21:51:27+00:00July 4th, 2019|

Prof. Gary Libecap is renowned for his work in environmental economics. So, we asked him to undertake some study, to find out what the international literature says on the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas. We’re interested in the kōrero about Marine Protected Areas for two reasons. Firstly because they have the potential to impact Māori fishing rights in a monumental way – and the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is a perfect example of this. [...]

Our plan to save New Zealand’s fish and New Zealand jobs

2019-06-25T00:44:59+00:00June 25th, 2019|

25 June 2019 Tarakihi is the fish of New Zealand, with more than 90% of our catch being sold within Aotearoa. It is the fish that supports local markets, recreational interests, employment, communities and most importantly – dinner tables of families nationwide. As kiwis, we love our fish. We’re an island nation with a deep connection to our coastlines. More than 80% of us eat fish at least once a month and around 12% [...]

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