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.