What we do
Te Pātuitanga Ahumoana a Kiwa (Te Pātui) is a programme run by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). We work with Pacific Island fisheries administrations to strengthen capacity to manage their fisheries. We focus on:
- monitoring, control, surveillance, and enforcement.
Since 2011, we've partnered with fisheries officials in 15 Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs).
How we work
Te Pātui advisers work directly with PICT fisheries staff to provide:
- personal learning and development opportunities
- solutions that are specific to fisheries needs in the Pacific.
Some of the ways Te Pātui does this include:
- training through workshops, seminars, and informal sessions
- providing advice and mentoring
- attachments (PICT fisheries staff working directly alongside New Zealand staff).
Te Pātui advisers usually travel to work with our PICT colleagues face-to-face. But online or remote support is also available.