Dr Jane Kitson, Ngāi Tahu ki Murihiku (Ōraka-Aparima, Waihopai and Awarua Rūnanga) will be talking about her work with kanakana / pouched lamprey in Murihiku Southland.
Jane is an ecologist and environmental scientist with research interests in freshwater, mahinga kai and cultural monitoring. She is the director of Kitson Consulting Ltd, an environmental entity that links values and science to support mana whenua in their environmental management aspirations and needs. She loves talking about her favourite fish species – Kanakana/Pouched Lamprey.
She is a board member of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga: New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, a member of the Guardians of Lakes Manapouri, Monowai and Te Anau, Te Waiau Mahika Kai Trust and the Rakiura Tītī Islands Administering Body.
Jane lives in Invercargill and is a mother of two teenage sons and the wife of Zane Moss (the manager of Southland Fish and Game). Her family has a strong interest in ‘hunting and gathering/mahinga kai’ pursuits, e.g., trout and salmon fishing, duck and deer hunting, kaimoana gathering and tītī/muttonbird harvesting.