Aotearoa’s Customary Fishing Management Tool
IkaNet is an online customary fishing management tool, created for kaitiaki, whānau, hapū and Iwi. IkaNet is 100% Iwi owned.
IkaNet has been developed to enhance the capability of kaitiaki and Iwi to manage their fisheries and exercise their customary non-commercial and commercial rights. IkaNet enables kaitiaki to generate digital customary authorisations which can be sent to the applicants mobile phone, tablet or computer. The web based platform allows kaitiaki to share catch information with other kaitiaki and making coverage of their entire rohe easier.
The intellectual property of data input into the system is owned by Iwi, who determine who has access to it. Data is stored on secure servers. It supports kaitiaki to make informed decisions in managing their customary fisheries with real-time data.
IkaNet weaves together two strands of customary fisheries, customary authorisations and pātaka.