Rūnanga Picks Up International Award for Sustainable Fisheries

Ngāti Whātua has been internationally recognised for its contribution to developing sustainable fisheries.

The Friends of the Sea organisation presented an award to Rūnanga chair, Naida Glavish, and Leigh Fisheries chairman, Graham Jordan at the European Seafood Exposition, the world's largest fish fair held in Belgium.

The fair was held in Brussels in May. It attracts buyers and sellers from 140 countries and features stands from over 1600 exhibitors.

Friends of the Sea founder, Dr Paulo Bray presented the award in recognition of the collaboration between Leigh Fisheries and Ngāti Whātua and other iwi including Whaingaroa.

The award acknowledges the contribution the relationship has made to 'social and environmental engagement and partnership with Maoridom.'