Our Story

Tiaki is a new category of premium seafood from New Zealand, fished with the revolutionary Precision Seafood Harvesting technology.

Precision Seafood Harvesting is an innovative new fishing method and handling system with the potential to change the way the world fishes.

Developed in New Zealand and driven by the desire to deliver better quality seafood and safeguard the future of our oceans and fish stocks, Precision Seafood Harvesting is a great Kiwi story; the outcome of a Primary Growth Partnership programme between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Sealord Group, Moana New Zealand and Sanford Ltd.

The successful collaboration between government, industry and innovation in a programme of such size and scope reflects the parties’ commitment to finding a better way to fish and sets the benchmark for future partnerships of this kind.

We have named the seafood caught in this new way, Tiaki.  Tiaki  comes from the Māori language and means to guard, keep, look after, care for, protect, conserve and save. The Tiaki philosophy is simple – the fish is at the centre of what we do. If we do what’s best for the fish, it’s best for everyone.

Precision Seafood Harvesting has won multiple awards for innovation, including the Supreme Award and the Innovation in Sustainability & Clean-Tech Award at the 2014 New Zealand Innovator Awards and two major categories at the 2014 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards. We’ve also been named as finalists in the prestigious SeaWeb Seafood Champions Awards.

We’re humbled by our success and excited about the increasing global interest in New Zealand technology and our wonderful Tiaki seafood.


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