Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

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Sealord Products

This 1992 cartoon refers to the New Zealand’s government’s plan to settle Māori claims over commercial fisheries. It involved the purchase of a 50% share in Sealord Products, New Zealand’s largest fishing company. Prime Minister Jim Bolger (left) is holding a net while a key negotiator, Matiu Rata, pulls in the fish. The shark may represent the fear that the company would be sold to overseas interests, and the opportunity lost.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: H-098-001
Cartoon by Laurence Clark ('Klarc')

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Fisheries management and practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006