Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai played an important role in the reseeding of approximately 500,000 juvenile pāua in four customary fisheries in Otago and Southland. The pāua were kindly gifted by the Ocean Beach Pāua Farm in Bluff and were released into the East Otago Taiāpure, Punawai o Toriki Mātaitai, Waikawa/Tumu Toka, and at Bluff. A committed team included members of local communities, Ngāi Tahu, and staff and students from TMK’s programme. Tasman Gillies is now tracking the success of the reseeding for his MSc project. We hope it provides a much-needed boost to ailing pāua stocks in these areas.