November 04, 2015
Concerted approach to China fish fair
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell says he’s impressed by the cooperation shown by Maori seafood companies as they work to increase the value of their experts to China.
Mr Flavell is leading a Maori trade delegation to China which includes several companies exhibiting at this week’s China Fisheries and Seafood Expo in Qingdao.
They include Aotearoa Fisheries and its Sealord subsidiary, Ngati Porou Seafoods, Nga Tahu Seafood and Waitangi Seafoods.
Between them those companies manage about 40 percent of New Zealand’s fish quota.
Mr Flavell says it’s important to create a single point of entry for Maori seafood exports from China to grow their collective impact.
He also wants to see more Maori companies of international scale across a range of industries who are able to unlock the latent potential of Maori assets.
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