October 06, 2020
Seafood industry recognises Maori advocacy
A Te Ohu Kaimoana policy analyst has been given a Young Achiever award by Seafood New Zealand for her strong advocacy for Māori.
Tamar Wells represented iwi interests in the Maui and Hector’s dolphin threat management plan and was involved in developing the East Coast tarakihi rebuild plan.
She is also a member of the Seabird Advisory Group.
This year the Seafood Stars Awards also included four COVID-19 Response Awards.
One went to Māori-owned Sealord for its community outreach in the form of donated product and initiatives such as drive-through temperature checks.
Also receiving tohu were New Zealand King Salmon for its health and safety initiatives during the pandemic, Jason and Dave Baker from Saavid Fishing Ltd for the example they set of social distancing protocols during lockdown both on the boat and on land, and Seafood Standards manager Cathy Webb for her work developing operating guidelines for the sector as alert levels shifted.
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