Iwi response to North Island Tuna Review
Alan Riwaka (Te Atiawa),
Senior Analyst Te Ohu Kaimoana
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Alan was brought up in Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka ā Māui at Waikawa on the shores of Totaranui - Queen Charlotte Sounds.
During the early-1990s Alan was a member of a South Island Iwi working group that was set up to work with the Crown to develop South Island Customary Regulations for marine water fisheries. Around the same time, he was involved with iwi in developing a South Island freshwater tuna collaborative, involving customary and commercial stakeholders, and developing tuna plans for each of the South Island quota management areas.
In 2000, Alan joined Te Ohu Kaimoana as a Policy Analyst working in most commercial and non-commercial fisheries across New Zealand. Recently Alan was appointed to the board of the Eel Enhancement Company (for North Island industry). Alan has also been working with North Island iwi to assist them to develop a response to MPI’s review of North Island tuna stocks.
Alan will present on the aspirations and issues identified by iwi during consultation. Alan believes it’s time for iwi to come together, to support each other in achieving their respective aspirations, and dealing with obstacles that may be in the way.