Te Ohu Kaimoana (the Māori Fisheries Trust) and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Global Fisheries Scholarship.  

The scholarship is for Māori who seek a rewarding career in the seafood industry and is open to a committed, hard-working individual, who will spend a year in Japan at Nissui learning aspects of the seafood industry from aquaculture to processing, food safety to food technology, sales and marketing, all while immersing themselves in Japanese daily life.

The successful recipient will spend nine months training in Japanese language and culture prior to leaving New Zealand, as well as intensive language training on arrival. They will spend the year working and learning about the global seafood industry while based at Nissui’s headquarters in Tokyo and around Japan.

We are looking for Māori who have studied or work in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology, business management and fisheries or food processing and are looking at a career in the seafood industry.  Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 10 February 2017. Application form click here.

For further information, email or call Te Ohu Kaimoana on 04 9319 500.

Read about our 2015 scholar Mr Charles Rowe.  Read about the experience of our 2016 Global Fisheries Scholar Ms Alyx Pivac.









Christopher Stokes

Mihi from the Ngati Ranginui Fisheries Trust


Tihei Mauriora!
Mā te tuakana ka tōtika te teina
Mā te teina ka tōtika te tuakana
Ko tēnei te mihi atu kia koutou e whai ake nei e tēnei wā
Mō te kaupapa o te kaitiaki ika o Ngati Ranginui
Tēna koutou tēna koutou tēna tatou katoa
My role as chairman of Ngati Ranginui Fisheries Trust is to ensure our ‘Waitangi Fisheries’ assets is protected for all generations to come and for those who have gone before us.
Together our Board will grow the asset base and create jobs for our Ngati Ranginui people.
To achieve these goals we will ensure we have the best investment advice available to us and look for supply chain solutions across the fishing sector to create jobs.
Furthermore, we will ensure that we communicate our story and journey to Hapu, Marae and Whānau.
No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
Chris Stokes