Experience: Commercial Fisherman, Cruise Crew, Cruise Skipper
Regions: Canterbury, Cook Strait, Northland, Chathams, Fiordland, Stewart Island
Interview Location: Milford Sound, NZ
Interview Date: 07 February 2016
Post Date: 01 December 2017; Copyright © 2017 Max Darroch and Steve Crawford
2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS
CRAWFORD: To what extent has Māori culture and knowledge influenced your understanding of marine ecosystems?
DARROCH: Probably Low to Medium, maybe. I recently got married to a Māori girl, so some from that.
CRAWFORD: I think maybe Medium, if you are living with someone.
CRAWFORD: What about Science culture and knowledge? How much has it affected your understanding of marine ecosystems?
DARROCH: I’d say probably a little higher than Medium, yeah. High.
CRAWFORD: Whenever someone says High or Very High, I ask them why?
DARROCH: When I came here you see, I didn’t know anything about the place. Since I’ve gotten here, everything has been on the scientific side.
CRAWFORD: I think maybe you being a guide, and dealing with tourists - they’ve got a million questions. And you’re doing the commentary during the cruises, right?
DARROCH: God knows it. [laughs]
Copyright © 2017 Max Darroch and Steve Crawford