The Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference will be back in 2023

Kua mutu te huihuinga mō tēnei tau – that’s a wrap for the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference for another year! After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, over 350 manuhiri who joined us from around the motu across the two days in Taupō-nui-a-Tia for two days of inspiring kōrero on our wai Māori taonga and their kainga.

This huihuinga provides an opportunity to kōrero and share expertise, knowledge and understanding of our indigenous fisheries and their habitat as well as identify opportunities and pathways to better protect our wai and taonga mo ake tonu.

We are excited to announce that the hui will now be held annually, with the next hui happening in 2023.

Previous Conferences

Previously known as the National Māori Tuna Conference, the Māori Freshwater Fisheries Conference has been running since 2015. The last conference was held in Whangārei in 2019, with the focus on the vulnerability of our freshwater taonga species to a changing climate.

You can watch some of the previous conference presentations below.