OPEN AND FREE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES
1 October 2007, 4- 5:30pm
St David Seminar Room 1, University of Otago
Nigel Scott, Toitū Te Whenua
Nigel Scott of Toitū Te Whenua kicks off Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai's Te Hao Mātauranga Seminar Series by sharing his ten years of experience advocating for, supporting and implementing customary fishing regulations. The core functions of Toitū Te Whenua (the environmental unit of the Ngāi Tahu Tribal Council - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu) relate to the protection, restoration and enhancement of the customary/aboriginal and Article Two Treaty rights of Ngāi Tahu Whānui. Customary fishing rights are a key component of the pool of rights that are held by Ngāi Tahu Whānui. One way for Ngāi Tahu Whānui to exercise their customary fishing rights is through the establishment of 'Area Management Tools' such as Mātaitai and Taiāpure, that were designed specifically to recognize and provide for the use and management practices of Iwi and Hapū around the country.
Nigel Scott, Customary Fisheries Advisor for Toitū Te Whenua, shares his unique insight into the history behind the development of these management tools, Ngāi Tahu's plan to create a network of customary fishing protection areas around their tribal area, ongoing management issues within established Mātaitai and Taiāpure, and the beginnings of Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai, a monitoring/research framework intended to support tangata tiaki/kaitiaki managing these areas.
This seminar is Seminar 2 in the Te Hao Mātauranga series.