He kai te rongoa, he rongoa te kaiFood is medicine and medicine is food
Fish parts repurposed
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
FILLETING FISH TO FEED WHĀNAU
The Outboard Boating Club of Auckland and the Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae has teamed up with LegaSea and the NZ Sport Fishing Council to develop The Kai Ika Project.
The Kai Ika Project utilises fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since September 2016 previously discarded fish parts have been collected from the OBC by Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae whanau and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value these fish parts and enjoy their sweet flesh.
Keen to help?
We are always looking for people to help out.
Get your fish filleted
We run filleting services at the Outboard Boating Club, Westhaven for events.
Like our kaupapa?
We are always in need of more support.
Our mission is to minimise our impact on the marine environment through better utilisation of our natural resources. We encourage giving respect to each and every fish harvested and ensure no part of the fish is wasted.
When we strip everything back to the bare necessity food insecurity is an environmental issue.
We aim to connect New Zealanders and encourage collaboration with outside communities through the appreciation of all parts of kai moana. We hope to adjust people’s perceptions that fish heads are actually a revered food source.
Free Fish Heads
- Royal Wolf: COMMUNITY CONTAINER HUB BREAKS FERTILE GROUNDA fish filleting container created by Royal Wolf for a local Auckland marae is now the centre of a research and development project producing organic fertiliser made from fish gills and offal. Located at Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae in Mangere, the modifiedContinue reading “Royal Wolf: COMMUNITY CONTAINER HUB BREAKS FERTILE GROUND”
- NZ Fishing News: NOSE TO TAIL RECIPES“We want to encourage the use of the whole fish. We hope to empower home chefs to prepare less familiar secondary cuts and demonstrate a variety of recipes to cater for a range of skill levels.”
- FISHING and OUTDOORS: Cover story: The Kai Ika ProjectAnybody who loves to fish understands the importance of reeling them in responsibly, but are we doing enough off the water to make the most of every catch? In addition to generating social, economic, and cultural benefits, The Kai Ika ProjectContinue reading “FISHING and OUTDOORS: Cover story: The Kai Ika Project”