Snapper caught by Tiaki

  PICTURED: Snapper caught by Tiaki  

Tiaki innovation

By . Image credit Supplied. 2016 march

New Zealand’s fishing industry has introduced a new modular harvesting system that may replace traditional trawl nets.

The fishing method developed by the Ministry for Primary Industries, Sanford, Sealord and Aotearoa Fisheries allows small fish to escape while the rest are brought aboard alive. Any unintended catch can then be released unharmed.

A traceability app will allow consumers to access information about where and how it was caught and information about the species.

The Tiaki brand is the latest stage in the six-year primary growth partnership, backed by Plant and Food Research, and represents a combined investment of $48 million.