Anybody 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 Project has four main goals: to minimise people’s harmful impact on the marine environment, divertContinue reading “FISHING and OUTDOORS: Cover story: The Kai Ika Project”
In 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 Marae whanau and redistributed to families and community groups in South Auckland who value theseContinue reading “VICE Munchies: How Fish Heads Are Improving New Zealand”
The 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 utilisation and minimal impact. They want to encourage people to consume all the fish andContinue reading “Stone Soup: KAI IKA”
Thomas and Sheena are the creators of the Youtube channel ‘Chasing A Plate‘ and are food and travel friends. Every so often they’ll share videos about Food Disruptors- people, organisations, community groups and projects who are working to tackle problems and effect positive change in the food space. For this video they follwed around TheContinue reading “Chasing A Plate – Saving 140,000kg of fish from waste”
A solution to an environmental challenge has developed into a project that is proving transformational on multiple levels. THEY SAY THE greatest ideas come from problem solving – and that couldn’t be more true for the Kai Ika Project. What began as a quest to ﬁnd use for discarded ﬁsh parts has evolved into aContinue reading “Kia ora magazine: Sea change”
The Kai Ika filleting trailer is a food cart with a difference. Based at Auckland’s Westhaven Marina, for just a few dollars they’ll fillet your fish for you. In partnership with five Auckland marae, they distribute the leftover frames and heads to whanau in need and use the guts to fertilise the marae māra kai.
Join Clarke Gayford as he heads into the Hauraki Gulf in search of his fish of the day – the New Zealand gurnard. Gurnard are usually caught when fishing for snapper in sandy harbours or out on sandy coastal flats but can Clarke target them specifically to fill an order from world-renown chef Peter Gordon.Continue reading “Fish of the Day: Clarke gets his fish filleted at the Kai Ika trailer”
This article appeared in the print edition of the New York Times and was likely read by tens of millions of readers. “A Maori community center in New Zealand is distributing bags of donated fish heads to families in need. But it’s more than just charity; it’s a model for reducing food waste. “ ReadContinue reading “New York Times: A Solution to Pandemic Hunger, Eyeballs and All”
Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae is struggling to keep up with demand for its fish. The marae is running a partnership with Legasea that provides fish parts that were once considered by commercial fishermen as waste. But the economic hardship caused by Covid-19 means the popular kai ika initiative can’t meet all the needs. https://www.teaomaori.news/kai-ika-grows-meet-urgent-demand-more-help-needed
A great segment on The Hui that shows how Kai Ika and Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae are turning previously wasted kaimoana into an important source of nourishment for whanau in need. Watch it here.