Brief overview of the purpose of the Trust

  • Achieve “more fish in the water” through promoting excellence in sustainable management
    Promote co-operation between all stakeholders in shared fisheries
  • To foster community understanding and the benefits of kaitiakitanga (Kaitiakitanga: Guardianship over resources. In the Guardians of the Sea context this means: local management initiatives by Maori and communities to manage their seafood resources.)

Trust Objects

The objects for which the Trust is established and the activities for which the Trust Fund may be applied are limited to charitable purposes within New Zealand, and are as follows:

  • to promote, provide and ensure the sustainable use, accessibility and availability of Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s fisheries and marine environment for the benefit of the public of New Zealand
  • to protect, preserve, improve and enhance Aotearoa/New Zealand’s fisheries and marine environment for the sustainable use by and for the benefit of the public of New Zealand
  • to work for and make Aotearoa/New Zealand’s fisheries and marine environment accessible and available to and for the sustainable use by and for the benefit of the public of New Zealand
  • to promote, encourage and support the protection, preservation, improvement and enhancement of Aotearoa/New Zealand’s fisheries and marine environment for the sustainable use by and for the benefit of the public of New Zealand
  • to educate, and promote, encourage and support the education of the public of New Zealand about Aotearoa/New Zealand’s fisheries and aquatic environment, and the use of sustainable fishing practices, including the practice of kaitiakitanga
  • to carry out and commission the carrying out of research for any one or more of the above objects and purposes
  • to seek registration as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 and to arrange with any government or other authority any matter which may seem conducive to any of the objects of the Trust
  • to do any other act or thing incidental or conducive to or reasonably necessary or desirable for the attainment of any of the above objects.

Trust Documents

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