Opportunities for world-class, Iwi-led aquaculture in Bay of Plenty 

31 Hereturikōkā 2020







Te Ohu Kaimoana was proud to be involved in co-funding and contributing to the Opportunities Assessment Report on the possibilities for a world-class, Iwi-led aquaculture industry in the Bay of Plenty 

On Thursday 27 August Iwi leaders and aquaculture specialists met to discuss the long list of recommendations identified by the report, hear from aquaculture experts and learn from Iwi who have already realised their aquaculture interests.  

The report looks at aquaculture in Aotearoa and the world, bringing together expert advice on opportunities based on the latest information and technology. It identifies species whose potential for aquaculture is already documented and the technology that is available to a provide a sustainable, resilient source of kaimoana. 

The next step for Ngā Iwi o Te Rohe o Te Waiariki is to narrow down the list of recommendations to a shortlist of focus areas for further investigation – and potential future development.  

Te Ohu Kaimoana’s role is to support Iwi to identify the settlement assets they wish to receive as part of the Bay of Plenty New Space regional agreement – this work will help ensure Iwi are fully-informed and able to take a mix of aquaculture settlement assets that will help them to achieve their aspirations.