Ian RuruIan Ruru – Alternate Director

Ian has a scientific background in marine and freshwater fisheries. He is Director on Ngati Porou Seafoods Ltd, Te Aitanga a Mahaki Fisheries Ltd, Ngai Tai Fisheries and the Iwi Collective Partnership (ICP).  He is a customary fisheries Tangata Kaitiaki for Te Aitanga a Mahaki and was recently appointed to the Kahui Maori for the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.

Ian has a Masters in Aquaculture and previously worked for Te Ohu Kaimoana as a stock assessment scientist.  Ian gained his appreciation for Matauranga Maori from his father, the late Bill Ruru, as they taught qualifications in aquaculture and customary fishing at 300 marae.