Murihiku Development Pool

Succession planning

Ngāi Tahu Seafood established the Murihiku Development Pool in 2008 to create opportunities for a new generation of Ngāi Tahu fishers, ensure the long-term future of the Murihiku fishery (southern part of the South Island) and help future-proof the fishing industry.

As well as receiving support and mentoring, the 10 Ngāi Tahu fishers taking part in the scheme can access Ngāi Tahu fishing quota. The scheme operates out of Awarua or Bluff Harbour. The Murihiku Development Pool is the first step in a programme aimed at forming enduring relationships with Ngāi Tahu fishers through business security and growth.