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