Te Ohu Kaimoana, the Maori Fisheries Trust, is proud to present this years Maori Fisheries Conference, Connecting Iwi and Energising Business.
Collectively, Iwi quota ownership makes up a significant and influential proportion of New Zealands Seafood Industry, which contributes almost $1.6 billion to the economy. The last few years have illustrated the difficulties that individual iwi face when managing their quota assets.
Changes in the wind forecast even greater challenges in the future.
Working together collaboratively will bring major benefits to iwi fishing businesses, domestically and internationally. The individual iwi goal of maximising returns from fisheries assets, without losing sight of the origins of the Settlement and our responsibilities to each other, can be better achieved through collective action.
This years Maori Fisheries Conference is about Connecting Iwi and Energising Business and is a theme well be returning to throughout 2014.
Our conferences over the last few years have focussed on the export opportunities available to iwi fishing businesses, and the time is ripe to focus on matters closer to home. Weaving together our common interests in fishing so all iwi can net better returns.
Our programme builds on this theme and we have an array of speakers who can provide insight and analysis into this topic.
For more information, please click this link: http://teohu.maori.nz/conference/index.htm