Nau mai haere mai ki te Māori Fisheries Conference 2019. The conference is launching into its eighth consecutive year and has become the pre-eminent hui in fisheries for Iwi and Māori fishing interests. The theme for the 2019 conference is ‘Te hā o Tangaroa kia ora ai tāua’ - the breath of Tangaroa sustains us. This theme speaks to the interconnectedness of humanity with the environment and underpins our purpose at Te Ohu Kaimoana and shapes the decisions we make and advice we give. It recognises that Iwi Māori have the obligation and responsibility to tiaki Tangaroa, so that Tangaroa may continue to care and provide for Iwi. The kōrero at the conference will explore various aspects relating to humanity’s relationship with Tangaroa – whether that be traditional Māori food gathering, the effects of eco-colonialism on Māori world views, or how businesses are acting in a way that is culturally and commercially tika (doing the right thing).
Te Ohu Kaimoana thanks the generous sponsors of this year’s Māori Fisheries Conference for 2019, Moana New Zealand, Sealord, AMP Capital, Westpac, Te Wai Māori, Kahui Legal, Oceanlaw New Zealand, Ngāi Tahu Seafood, Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi, Kono NZ, Port Nicholson Fisheries and Cloudy Bay Clams.
About Te Ohu Kaimoana
Te Ohu Kaimoana was established through the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and works to advance Māori interests in the marine environment, including customary fisheries, commercial fisheries and aquaculture as well as providing policy and fisheries management advice to iwi and the wider Māori community.
For media enquiries, please contact Bede Dwyer, Senior Communications Advisor at Te Ohu Kaimoana via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021-073-9684.