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Te Wai Maori

Freshwater Fisheries
Conference 2019

The vulnerability of our taonga freshwater species to a changing climate

Te Wai Māori was established under the Maori Fisheries Act 2004.

We are a part of the Māori Fisheries Settlement and it’s our role to advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries.

Protecting Māori interests in freshwater fisheries ultimately means protecting habitat to ensure quality water and abundant species. Freshwater fisheries include species, habitat, surrounding land, water column, water quality and quantity.

Our mahi includes policy advice to iwi and Maori Fisheries Settlement entities, research on key freshwater fisheries issues and funding initiatives through the Wai Ora and Tiaki Wai fund to promote and advance Māori interests in freshwater fisheries.

The third Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference (formerly the National Māori Tuna Conference) is an opportunity to bring leaders, academics and communities together to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the freshwater fisheries space.

Find out who's speaking at our conference here