Are you Māori? Have studied or worked in fisheries or business? Interested in a career in the seafood industry? Want to spend a year in Japan?

If you answered “Āe!”, or know someone in your whānau that would, then let them know that the Global Fisheries Scholarship is open for applications. The scholarship is a joint initiative between Te Ohu Kaimoana and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha Limited (Nissui) and allows for one lucky scholar to spend a year working and learning about the global seafood industry while being based at Nissui’s headquarters in Tokyo and around Japan.

The recipient will learn aspects of the seafood industry from aquaculture to processing, food safety to food technology, sales and marketing, all while immersing themselves in Japanese daily life. They will also spend up to nine-month’s learning Japanese language and culture prior to leaving New Zealand, as well as intensive language training on arrival.

We are looking for Māori who have studied or work in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology, business management and fisheries or food processing and are looking at a career in the New Zealand seafood industry.

Applications will be closing 5pm next Wednesday 12th September.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Moana New Zealand website. If you have any questions please contact