Damian Briggs

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YOB: 1943
Experience: Commercial Fisherman
Regions: Westland, Fiordland
Interview Location: Deep Water Basin, Milford Sound, NZ
Interview Date: 06 February 2016
Post Date: 01 December 2017; Copyright © 2017 Damian Briggs and Steve Crawford

2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

CRAWFORD: To what extent has Māori culture and knowledge affected your understanding of marine ecosystems? 

BRIGGS: Nothing. There’s not a lot of Māori on the west coast, really. 

CRAWFORD: In terms of the Science contribution to your understanding of marine ecosystems? 

BRIGGS: Nothing. Bob Street’s the only one I’ve ever talked to. He’s still around, I think. Lovely fellow.

CRAWFORD: Yeah. I just interviewed him. Back in the day, Bob was doing what I’m doing now.

BRIGGS: That’s right. I remember him coming down on the boats, talking all the time. But that was in the 60s.

Copyright © 2017 Damian Briggs and Steve Crawford