"We're going back to what we already knew, something our ancestors always practiced, revering the head and eating it all, with the kaupapa of utilising the whole fish. We're hoping other marae can take it up too and be an example of how we're looking after the environment."
This episode of Seasick - Saving the Hauraki Gulf looks at what other, less destructive uses there could be for the gulf, like tourism and aquaculture.
We investigate seafood provenance – why we know and care where our beef, lamb and eggs come from but not our fish. We discuss the sustainable concept of using the whole fish, not just the fillets, and showcase the brilliant Kai Ika project for the good of the community.
This series was first published on Stuff. It is made with funding from NZ on Air and GIFT Gulf Innovation Fund Together, a Foundation North Initiative.