After a long COVID-19 enforced hiatus, the Kai Ika fish filleting station is back at Westhaven Z Pier in Auckland.
The filleting station will be open for business from 11am to 6pm and anglers can bring their fish to the trailer and have them expertly processed while ensuring nothing will go to waste, with the heads and frames distributed to appreciative families throughout Auckland.
“Many Auckland whānau are needing more help than before, evident by the length of the queues waiting for pick up at the marae when kaimoana is available. Thankfully, more suppliers are stepping up and we have more food to distribute than ever before,” the Kai Ika team said in a statement.
The Kai Ika Project continued to distribute kaimoana to whānau in need during the period of restrictions.
“Throughout this extended period, we have recovered almost 20,000kg of fish heads and frames. This has only been possible thanks to the commitment of previous and new partners supplying us with high-quality kai,” the team said.
Due to COVID-19 protocols in place, the team is unable to collect fish from the Z Pier wharf and anglers will be given further instructions on arrival.
The Kai Ika Project will be open all summer at Westhaven’s Z Pier. Services are weather dependent with updates being posted on their Facebook and Instagram pages.