Te Wai Maori

Freshwater Fisheries
Conference 2021

Ngā Waiherehere - the combining of many streams, flowing out to the moana as one

Te Wai Māori

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.