Global wildstock fisheries are in decline while demand for protein is growing. It is prudent for Ngā Iwi i Te Rohe o Te Waiariki and indeed all Māori to critically investigate alternative ways to supply kaimoana for whānau and for valuable world food markets. We are exploring sustainable, resilient aquaculture opportunities – how we can do this together, care for our moana and importantly, grow our whānau!


Aquaculture Opportunities for Bay of Plenty Iwi, EnviroStrat
Wakatu: Paul Morgan
Fish Farming: Andrew Forsythe (NIWA)
Precision Aquaculture: Chris Cornelisen (Cawthorn Institute)
Fisheries New Zealand: Te Ohu Kaimoana
Novotel Smart Maori Aquaculture
Growing Together towards Smart Maori Aquaculture
Growing Together towards Smart Maori Aquaculture Programme
Smart Maori Aquaculture Media Release
Te Whakatohea Aquaculture 2020
Indig X 2020 – Weaving of Relatives
Te Moana-a-Toi / Bay of Plenty Iwi Aquaculture Opportunities Assessment
Supplementary Information to the Stage One Opportunities Assessment: Iwi Aquaculture in the Bay of Plenty
University of Waikato hosts the iwi of Te Arawa
Coming in the next few weeks.


Opportunities Assessment for Iwi Aquaculture in Te Moana-a-Toi

  • Te Ao Māori and Iwi aspirations
  • International aquaculture industry and market trends
  • Status of aquaculture in New Zealand
  • Bay of Plenty aquaculture state of play
  • Key findings and opportunities for Māori aquaculture


Towards a NEW Smart Māori Aquaculture Future

  • An integrated and sustainable Māori Aquaculture Model
    – Pou tahi: Te Pāpori (Social)
    – Pou rua: Te Taiao (Environmental)
    – Pou toru: Te Ahurea (Cultural)
    – Pou whā: Te Ōhanga (Economic)
  • Whole of value-chain Māori Aquaculture Model
  • Indigenous to indigenous aquaculture
  • Leading edge science and technology
  • Stages 2 and 3: next steps and timetable