This certificate programme gives an introduction to Māori customary fisheries issues, traditional harvesting and biology of commonly harvested kai moana, kai awa and kai roto species. The programme uses a kaupapa Māori framework for teaching and learning. Students will learn the importance of Māori knowledge and tikanga in understanding fisheries issues, in particular customary fisheries.
Students will learn about kaitiakitanga, customary fisheries legislation and permits, biology and harvesting methods. Graduates will be prepared for enrolment on the Certificate in Te Wai Māori (Freshwater Management).
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