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Commercial feasibility of using mātauranga Māori based fish traps to eliminate bycatch

The commercial fishing industry is a complex system, and one issue that can hamper the success of fishing companies is the inadvertent capture of fish that are not target species. Under the Quota Management System, if a company has limited quota for a non target-species then fishing for target species has to stop once the limited quota of a non-target species has been met. The Waikawa Fishing Company proposed to address the bycatch issue by designing and creating fish traps, from mātauranga Māori, that target individual species.

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Commercial feasibility of using mātauranga Maori-based fish traps to eliminate bycatch – Phase 2

The commercial fishing industry is a complex system, and one issue that can hamper the success of fishing companies is the inadvertent capture of fish that are not target species. Under the Quota Management System, if a company has limited quota for a non-target species then fishing for target species has to stop once the limited quota of non-target species has been met. In a lead-up research project the researchers showed that fish traps, based in mātauranga Maori, have potential to reduce bycatch.

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Construction Workshops with Uku

Year: 2003
Primary Investigator(s): Dr Kepa Morgan

This research project developed from a need to solve a problem for Māori: to find a more cost-efficient, sustainable building technology than timber for papakāinga housing.

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Contemporary Maori Notions of Sustainability and Ecology

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Contested Boundaries: Indigenous Peoples, Tourism and Protected Areas in Canada and New Zealand.

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Insight Development Grant (2016-2018)

Co-Investigators: Dr Courtney Mason (Thompson Rivers University), William Snow (Nakoda Consultation, Alberta) .

This international collaboration is a comparative study of how Indigenous communities in Western Canada and New Zealand are reasserting their cultural rights in the co-management and management of national parks and protected areas with a focus on issues relating to policy/planning input, consultation, representation and empowerment.

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Controlling risks in ERP projects

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Business is risky.  Success in business cannot be achieved by avoiding all risk, but rather by taking advantage of the opportunities afforded and managing those risks to maximise the chances of a successful outcome.  Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects are some of the most complex and risky Information Systems projects that can be attempted by businesses as they encompass the entire organisation in a protracted process of business change.

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