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Seafood “Gardens”

Jim Williams


JPS, Vol 125, No 4 pg (433-444)


Abstract


This article reviews seafood gardening by Ngāi Tahu, including seeding, habitat enhancement, species improvement and marine storage. It is argued that a regime of management practises certainly justifies the term “gardening”, as has been argued for similar practises elsewhere (in particular, the American Pacific coast).


Keywords


Māori resource management, māra mataitai, seafood gardens, taikī

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