Fishery guardians plea for support

Aroha Treacher
  • Te Tai Rāwhiti

Kei te whakaputa te heamana o Kahungunu ki Te Matau a Māui kāore te Manatū Ahu Matua i te tautoko i o rātou Tangata Kaitiaki. Ki tāna tē tāea e rātou te whakatutuki pai i te mahi nā te kore rauemi. 

He mahi nunui rawa mā ngā Tangata Kaitiaki rua tekau mā waru te tiaki i te takutai o Te Matau a Māui mai i Wairoa ki Wairarapa.

“Yes we're crying out for help, we're crying out for help,” hei tā Jenny Mauger, te Heamana, Kahungunu ki Te Matau a Māuiu.

Ko tā Mauger kāore te Manatū Ahu Matua i te tautoko i a rātou i tō rātou mahi hei kaitiaki mō tēnei rohe moana.

“Without their assistance we're not ever going to achieve the sort of reporting mechanisms that are required to get a really good fix on the numerous species, our paua our kina our tuna,” hei tā Mauger.

Kāore a MPI i te hiahia kōrero a kāmera mai mō tēnei take, engari i kī mai rātou, tēnā rūpahu tēnā, kei te tautoko tonu rātou i ngā Tangata Kaitiaki.

Kua tohua ngā Tangata Kaitiaki e ngā tangata whenua hei apataki i ngā mahi hao ki tō rātou takiwā, ā, he mahi kore utu.

E ai ki a Mauger, kei te noho i raro i te kapua pouri, “We operate purely on aroha, the sense is that either we fit into the MPI paradigm or we sink."

Kua tohua ngā Tangata Kaitiaki e ngā tangata whenua hei apataki i ngā mahi hao ki tō rātou takiwā, ā, me te kī mai a MPI, kei te waatea rātou ki te tuku āwhina ki a rātou katoa.