Nick Smart

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YOB: 1968
Experience: Surf Boarder
Regions: Otago, Catlins, Foveaux Strait
Interview Location: Curio Bay, NZ
Interview Date: 10 January 2016
Post Date: 11 November 2017; Copyright © 2017 Nick Smart and Steve Crawford

2. EXPOSURE TO MĀORI/LOCAL/SCIENCE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS

CRAWFORD: In general, to what extent has Māori culture and knowledge about the marine ecosystem had an effect on your understanding of how the marine ecosystem works? Where would that be on a general scale?

SMART: Pretty low, very low. 

CRAWFORD: In terms of Science culture and knowledge, where would you rank that as affecting your understanding of the marine ecosystem. generally?

SMART: Pretty high. 

CRAWFORD: With people who give me a ‘high’ or ‘very high,’ I ask them why?

SMART: Just because most of the information comes from scientists or off the ‘net or from books and all that. 

CRAWFORD: Ok. 

Copyright © 2017 Nick Smart and Steve Crawford