New website focuses on Māori Commercial Aquaculture Settlement

15 Haratua 2020








Takutai Trust, the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Settlement Trust, has launched a new website.

The Trust acts as the eyes, ears and mouthpiece for the collective interests of Iwi Aquaculture Organisations in relation to the aquaculture settlement. This includes facilitating aquaculture settlements between Iwi and the Crown to developing Māori interests in aquaculture.

The new website covers all the important information about the ways the Trust supports Iwi in the settlement process. It provides the history of the settlement and maps the Iwi Aquaculture Organisations. A timeline brings together the history of the aquaculture industry, starting from pre-history practices of translocation of pāua and other stocks. It outlines the growth of the Aquaculture industry from 1970’s – 1990’s, the events that led to the ‘unfinished business of the Māori Fisheries Settlement’ – the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 and details of the major settlements to date.

“It’s a depository for all the information relating to the settlement, including all the technical details like the different delivery modes (Pre-commencement Space, Aquaculture Management Areas and New Space) and how Iwi have responded and settled in different regions of Aotearoa,” says Dion Tuuta, Chief Executive of Te Ohu Kaimoana who is the corporate trustee of Takutai Trust.

To learn more about Takutai Trust and their work, click here.