He kai te rongoā, he rongoā te kai.Food 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 and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value these fish parts and enjoy their sweet flesh.
In 2022, due to its popularity, and one particularly motivated man named Chris Jupp we established a satellite project in Wellington and are sharing kaimoana with the Porirua, Strathmore and Naenae communities.
Kai Ika Wellington
Kai Ika is now in Wellington!
Get your fish filleted
We offer filleting services at the Outboard Boating Club, Westhaven and for events.
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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.
Cans for Kai
- Cans for Kai: Waste from consumerism now a community treasureNZ Herald. LegaSea’s Kai Ika Project, in partnership with Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae, Westhaven Marina and Outboard Boating Club, is introducing a new fundraising initiative – Cans for Kai. The project, which has been steadily growing since 2016, is driven by theContinue reading “Cans for Kai: Waste from consumerism now a community treasure”
- Fish tales: Kai Ika bringing fish heads to those that need (and want) them mostThe Feed. With Aotearoa’s fish stocks under pressure from over-fishing, the way we consume fish becomes a vitally important issue. Many New Zealanders, particularly Pākehā, eat only the fillets of the fish and tend to discard those delicious and nutritious partsContinue reading “Fish tales: Kai Ika bringing fish heads to those that need (and want) them most”
- Phoenix Metalman Recycling – LegaSea LifebloodNew Zealand Fishing News. Contemporary buzzwords like ‘sustainability‘, environmental responsibility’, and ‘transformation’ are bandied about a lot these days, but it’s rare to come across an organisation that genuinely walks the talk in this space. Enter Phoenix Metalman Recycling, a 100%Continue reading “Phoenix Metalman Recycling – LegaSea Lifeblood”