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 offer filleting services at the Outboard Boating Club, Westhaven and 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
- From where it all began – ‘Marae cans the KFC for a giant Kumara patch’In 2016 the Outboard Boating Club of Auckland (OBC) approached LegaSea to find a solution to their post filleting fish offcuts. At the same time, LegaSea founder, Scott Macindoe, read an article about the Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae in South Auckland growingContinue reading “From where it all began – ‘Marae cans the KFC for a giant Kumara patch’”
- Kai Ika Expands their Distribution ChannelsThe Kai Ika Project is proud to announce Hope Worldwide-Pakistan has joined the directory of kaimoana recipients. Every Wednesday between 12pm-2pm kaimoana will be available from the Hope Worldwide distribution facility in West Auckland. About Hope Worldwide-PakistanHOPE is a faith-based HumanitarianContinue reading “Kai Ika Expands their Distribution Channels”
- Orakei Ward Councillor – Desley Simpson Visits Kai Ika at OBCSo you’ve caught your fish, only want the fillets and don’t want the smelly fish heads and remains stinking out your rubbish bin when you get home? Welcome to the Kai Ika Project…..