Our Story

Tiaki is a new fishing method 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, Tiaki is a great Kiwi story; the outcome of a Primary Growth Partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries, Sealord Group, Aotearoa Fisheries and Sanford Ltd.

Tiaki is creating a new category of premium seafood, fished with the revolutionary Precision Seafood Harvesting technologies designed by Plant & Food Research.

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.

The successful collaboration between government, industry and R&D on a project 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’ve 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 industry it brings.

The best fish, caught in the best way: it’s the Tiaki way, and we believe it represents the future of commercial fishing.


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