Katherine Short – Terramoana Limited




Coming from a maritime family, I have been in, on, and under the water all my life. Although I loved living in Switzerland where I worked for WWF International, being away from the ocean was desiccating and so I came home. Having spent nearly 17 years with WWF promoting the Marine Stewardship Council (in NZ, Australia and internationally) and developing ecosystem-based fisheries management around the world, I wanted to bring that experience back to NZ.

I was fortunate to be invited by Tony Craig to create Terra Moana Ltd, our business partnership. With a contribution from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation at the time, to explore my master research on ecosystem services and seafood, we became sustainability advisers to Moana New Zealand (previously Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd). Tony being fishing industry and myself an ecologist, we thought it important to model what we believed the future of sustainable seafood requires, that of community interests and the industry working together. We practiced that daily!

I love eating seafood and I’d love it even more in New Zealand if i) I could click a QR code on all the seafood I buy and which credibly told me its provenance, ii) I knew that recreational, commercial, customary and marine ecosystems were shared and all effectively managed and iii) we had strong credible voices in the seafood sector pushing back on poor terrestrial behaviour, knowing themselves that they were doing everything they could to go above and beyond what government requires of them to better care for the bounty of Tangaroa and for the realm of Hinemoana.

We made a lot of progress and the Terra Moana website shows the many great projects we delivered. After a decade together, (and from the end of March 2024), I have decided to seek a role in an organisation and/or programme-based team again, whether community-based, policy research, with Iwi, or something else, I am excited by the opportunity to continue to learn and grow. There’s still a fair bit to do to deliver i), ii) and iii) above! Sing out if you’d like the services of an extraordinary ‘dot-connector’ who is passionate about credible sustainable seafood and improving marine management.

Katherine Short

M +64 22 108 3536

E   katherine@terramoana.co.nz

W  www.terramoana.co.nz

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/katherinemshort

Donna Wells

By Donna Wells

Donna Wells is the Director and Owner of FinestKind Ltd. We are a New Zealand company selling seafood and sourcing quota on behalf of independent owner operators and companies.

FinestKind Limited

137 Vickerman Street,
Port Nelson, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 545 6964
Mobile: +64 27 243 1282

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