Who we work with

Te Ohu Kaimoana works with a range of industry organisations, iwi, government departments, politicians, media and Māori Fisheries Settlement entities. Other important Settlement entities are Moana New Zealand (Aotearoa Fisheries Limited), Sealord Group, Te Wai Māori Trust and Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust. We also have a close working relationship with Seafood New Zealand, Fisheries Inshore New Zealand, Deepwater Group, and other fishing industry sector groups.

Māori Fisheries Settlement Entities

Moana New Zealand is the largest, Māori-owned fisheries company in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Owned by all iwi, Moana sells freshly caught wetfish, crayfish, paua and farmed shellfish in New Zealand and to lucrative export markets.

Te Wai Māori Trust was established to advance Māori commercial freshwater fisheries under the Māori Fisheries Settlement, and promotes the protection and enhancement of freshwater fisheries habitats such as lakes, rivers and streams.

Sealord Group is a vertically integrated fishing company with a brand that is one of the most recognised in Aotearoa. Sealord spans seven continents and delivers value-added seafood products to over 30 countries each year.

Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust was established in 2004 through the Māori Fisheries Act to promote Māori education, training and research through a managed fund of $20 million to ensure all Māori benefit from the Settlement.

Industry Groups We Work With

New Zealand’s seafood industry plays a key role in the country’s economy, contributing around $1.79 billion in export dollars and employing more than 10,000 people, who provide New Zealand and the world with high quality and great tasting seafood.

Fisheries Inshore New Zealand is a non-profit organisation that was established by quota owners, ACE holders and fishers to work together to advance their interests in inshore finfish, pelagic and tuna fisheries.

Aquaculture New Zealand was formed in 2007 as a single voice for the New Zealand aquaculture sector to protect the current industry, while enhancing its profitability and providing leadership to facilitate transformational growth.

Deepwater Group is a non-profit delivering the vision and leadership to ensure New Zealand’s deepwater fisheries are profitable, sustainable, and managed in an environmentally and socially responsible way.

To add value to paua quota through active management of the paua fishery to ensure its sustainability and productivity and to protect and enhance industry interests generally.

The NZ Rock Lobster Industry Council (NZ RLIC) represents the rock lobster industry in New Zealand. It is an umbrella organisation for the nine commercial stakeholder organisations.