Story: Fishing industry

Dividing the catch

Dividing the catch

This 1993 cartoon portrays government ministers Douglas Graham and Douglas Kidd as fishmongers who, in the Sealord deal, have cut up the catch, giving Ngāi Tahu tribe’s Tipene O’Regan the body and leaving little for northern Māori tribes. The Sealord deal of 1992 settled Māori commercial fisheries claims under the Treaty of Waitangi. But allocating the settlement among tribes took more than 10 years. In 2004 a governance body called Te Ohu Kaimoana was set up to oversee all Māori commercial fishing settlement assets.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Frank Greenall

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Who owns quota?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006