Moana – New Zealand

Moana NZ is the largest, Māori-owned fisheries company in Aotearoa.  Headquartered in Auckland, the company fishes and harvests solely from the coastal waters around New Zealand, exporting fin fish, lobster, Pacific oysters, wild pāua (abalone) and farmed blue pāua.

Moana NZ was originally Aotearoa Fisheries Limited, which took ownership of a number of Māori-owned fishing companies in 2004 through the allocation of the Māori Fisheries Settlement assets and the passing of the Māori Fisheries Act.  Moana NZ owns in trust on behalf of iwi the 50 percent shareholding in Sealord Group Limited. The other 50 percent shareholding is owned by Japanese seafood company, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Limited.


Māori Fisheries Settlement Entities

Moana NZ 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.

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 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.

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.