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Posted on 30 October 2023

Media coverage Aug – Oct 2023

A new framework for customised marine conservation in local contextsScimex (Science Media Centre) – A new framework will not only help communities identify all the human activities impacting a particular ecosystem, but also…

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Posted on 18 October 2023

Seafood Magazine: New 'ecosystem footprint’ research a big step toward collective action for healthy seas

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand magazine - October 2023Healthy marine ecosystems require an understanding of how ecosystems respond to stressors.

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Posted on 10 October 2023

Marine management decisions could protect critically endangered deep-water coral from extinction

Media release Changing the way we manage Aotearoa New Zealand’s oceans could save our biodiverse-rich, critically endangered deep-water coral. Aotearoa New Zealand is a biodiversity hotspot for deep-water coral.

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Posted on 04 October 2023

Traditional kuku (mussel) bed comes back to life in Ōhiwa Harbour thanks to mātauranga-led research project

Media release In 2007 there were 116 million kuku (mussels) in Ōhiwa Harbour in the eastern Bay of Plenty, near Whakatane.

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Posted on 26 September 2023

Seafood Magazine: Oceans are our economic and social backbone

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - August 2023The United Nations, WWF, and the World Bank Group have called it, and nations are limbering up.

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Posted on 14 September 2023

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Dan Hikuroa

Dr Dan Hikuroa (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Ngaati Whanaunga, Pākehā) has a PhD in Geology and is an Associate Professor in Te Wānanga o Waipapa, Māori Studies, at the Waipapa Taumata…

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Posted on 31 August 2023

New ‘ecosystem footprint’ research to support the health of our coastal environments

Aotearoa's coastal marine ecosystems are struggling with the cumulative effects of multiple human activities and stressors that are leading to tipping points, ecological surprises, and irreversible ecosystem damage.

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Posted on 31 August 2023

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Waiaria Rameka

This month we share the kōrero of Waiaria Rameka, co-project leader of Ngā Tohu o te Ao: Maramataka and marine management.

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Posted on 09 August 2023

Media Coverage July 2023

New Zealand’s maritime territory is 15 times its landmass — here’s why we need a ministry for the oceanThe Conversation – The case for a ministry for the ocean to…

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Posted on 04 August 2023

Kina removal shows promising outcomes for kelp forests

A trial in Tōtaranui (Queen Charlotte Sound) has shown that removing kina from kina barrens can lead to the return of kelp and seaweed species.

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Posted on 25 July 2023

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Karen Fisher

Karen is a human geographer and Associate Professor in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland.

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Posted on 17 July 2023

Policy leadership needed for the future of Aotearoa’s marine environment

If Aotearoa’s marine laws are to effectively manage marine environments and resources, they must manage the ecosystem in a holistic and inclusive way that stops the degradation of our oceans…