The Tiaki method aims to create a new category and benchmark for seafood. The technology allows fish to be landed alive and in perfect condition; delivering fresh-chilled wildcaught fish to consumers.
As the fish are still swimming after they are brought on-board, they are far less likely to be stressed or injured, which opens up new markets and opportunities for higher quality seafood being delivered to consumers.
Tiaki has scope to be more than just a harvesting method – we’re developing a better way of handling, processing and bringing fish to market.
Consumers and importers will understand and identify with the benefits of seafood ‘fished the Tiaki way’ – seafood fished with care, that’s of the best quality and protects our natural resources.
The positive impacts of the Tiaki way for both sustainability and quality of fish are potentially transformative, and we anticipate a boost in the contribution of the industry to New Zealand’s GDP and export earnings.