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Our Harvest Footprint Project

    Lightening Our Harvest Footprint

Moana is a wholly owned Māori organisation, our assets can never be sold. Decisions we make must take a long term view that includes our obligation and our right to feed our people. Kaitiakitanga is one of Moana’s values – we seek to lead the conversation on how and where we fish now, and into the future.

In 2021, we reset our sustainability strategy, Hononga Tūturu, and made a commitment to lighten our harvest footprint. Under our Harvest Footprint Project, we’re actioning this commitment. It’s important that we start this multiyear project now because the sooner we research and understand our Footprint and potential improvements, the sooner we can implement changes and start seeing real benefits.

    Better together

80% of Aotearoa’s fish is caught by bulk harvesting methods like trawling. It’s the most cost-effective way of bringing affordably priced fish to market. But we know that with the right partnerships, research, investment and willingness to give things a go – we can significantly lighten our harvest footprint. Allowing us to continue supplying fresh, healthy ika at affordable
prices while also ensuring that our taonga is protected and enhanced for generations to come.

We are seeking partners – far and wide – to bring this ambitious plan to fruition. We know we can’t do it alone.

To find out more, or see how you can get involved in this project, email


About Moana New Zealand
Iwi are the true guardians of the world’s most pristine and sustainably managed fisheries. Moana New Zealand is the largest Māori-owned fisheries company in Aotearoa. It has a deep sense of responsibility to all people, respect for kaimoana and kai ora, and is dedicated to the wellbeing of future generations. It connects the world to the taste and magic of New Zealand’s best kaimoana.

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