Hauraki Gulf recover from crisis
Tīkapa Moana, the Hauraki Gulf, is considered one of the great marine taonga of Aotearoa, but the 4000 square kilometre stretch of water is severely under stress.
Overfished and over-harvested, quite simply, the gulf is in crisis, but all hope is not lost.
As kaitiaki, iwi are doing all they can to protect the gulf. Rāhui is in place and Māori scientists are at the forefront of research into how we can recover.
"Māori have been custodians since time immemorial. And what we're seeing now in the 21st century is making best use, best practice of everything that we have in our toolbox for survival," said Nicola MacDonald, co-chair of the Hauraki Gulf forum.
Link to video and article: How Māori scientists are helping Hauraki Gulf recover from crisis (msn.com)