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?
Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae needs volunteers to help in the gardens and to distribute kai moana.
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
- 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”
- VICE Munchies: How Fish Heads Are Improving New ZealandIn Auckland, NZ, The Kai Ika Project was created to utilize fish heads, frames and offal which were previously going to waste. Since September 2016, previously discarded fish parts have been collected from the Outboard Boating Club by Papatūānuku Kōkiri MaraeContinue reading “VICE Munchies: How Fish Heads Are Improving New Zealand”
- Stone Soup: KAI IKAThe best ideas are always simple, they make sense and when you first hear of them, almost every time they make you wonder why you or somebody else didn’t think of it before. LegaSea is a not-for-profit organisation advocating maximum utilisationContinue reading “Stone Soup: KAI IKA”