Customary Fishing Information Manual
Ko te korero te puna o te whakaaro nui, te puna waiu mo tatou katoa
Through information comes understanding, the life sustenance of us all
The Ministry of Fisheries (the Ministry) is the lead government agency concerned with the management of New Zealand fisheries - mainly in the domain of Tangaroa, the Ocean, but also extending to freshwater.
Tangata Whenua and Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki Kaitiaki have a pivotal role to play in all aspects of fisheries management, both as Treaty partners and as experts skilled in fisheries Management.
In order for the management of New Zealand’s fisheries to be the best possible, and with the Deed of Settlement in minds, the Ministry and Tangata Whenua need to work together both locally and nationally.
To be able to work well together, as fishery managers and as treaty partners, both the ministry and Tangata Whenua need to have an understanding of the way in which each other work - the kaupapa, the tikanga, and the kawa of each other.
The Ministry would like to acknowledge the way that Tangata Whenua have met this challenge, and have helped us to understand the needs, concerns, and processes that affect you.
This manual is designed to assist in the understanding of Customary Fisheries Legislation and options available for Customary Management.
No reira e te iwi, he mihi aroha, he mihi mahana
Tena koutou katoa
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