Max Darroch

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YOB: 1952
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. 

DARROCH: Yeah.

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