Wa Muri Ka Oti Amua. To Understand the past is to know the future
Maori Fisheries Conference - 28 March 2018 - Novotel Hotel, Auckland International Airport
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Eddie Watts

Commercial Fisherman

Ngāti Whātua

Eddie has spent 40 years as a commercial fisherman, proprietor of a wholesale fish shop, and has been a restaurateur and bar-owner.  He spent a decade as Lee Fishermen’s Association president, has represented Iwi and industry on Select Committees, and spent many years working alongside Hon Matiu Rata during the time of the Muriwhenua fisheries claim. Eddie has worked in the Pacific fisheries and spent 25 years working for Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua as a customary fisheries adviser. Eddie will discuss the Ngāti Whātua Pātaka and the policies and protocols to manage the system.