Experience: Commercial Fisherman
Regions: Otago, Catlins
Interview Location: Taieri Mouth, NZ
Interview Date: 26 January 2016
Post Date: 14 September 2017; Copyright © 2017 Graeme Fraser and Steve Crawford
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2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
CRAWFORD: To what extent has Māori culture and knowledge affected your understanding of the New Zealand marine ecosystem? How would you rank that influence?
CRAWFORD: If you had to rank the Science contribution to your knowledge of the marine ecosystem, how would you rank that?
FRASER: Oh, high.
CRAWFORD: Why would you rank that high?
FRASER: You see it on the television.
CRAWFORD: You actively watch - and if something comes on about science and the marine ecosystem, you’ll pay attention to that?
CRAWFORD: Through all of your work as a commercial fisherman, did you ever have meetings with MPI [Ministry for Primary Industries] or quota meetings where science would come in?
FRASER: Not to do with sharks.
CRAWFORD: Don’t worry about sharks in particular, but in terms of the general marine ecosystem - did you deal with scientists in fisheries management?
FRASER: Yeah, I’ve been to those kinds of meetings.
Copyright © 2017 Graeme Fraser and Steve Crawford