News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

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Credit: Tyler Lastovich

Posted on 17 April 2023

Seafood Magazine: New tools developed to support multi-species management

A collaborative research project by Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) and Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has explored how mapping and modelling tools can support multi-species finfish management.

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Posted on 04 April 2023

Media Coverage March 2023

The wahine professor who is making waves in marine scienceStuff – A star above and below the water.

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Posted on 03 March 2023

Media Coverage in February 2023

The impact of back-to-back storms Science Media Centre – Professor Conrad Pilditch provided an expert reaction on the unseen costs of extreme weather events for our estuarine and coastal ecosystems.

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Credit: NIWA/James Williams

Posted on 15 February 2023

Seafood Magazine: FNZ project to help monitor health of the Hauraki Gulf

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - February 2023The Sustainable Seas Challenge and Fisheries New Zealand are co-leading a new project looking at Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) in Te Moananui-a-Toi,…

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Credit: Casey Horner

Posted on 10 February 2023

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Julie Hall

Julie Hall loves a storm. “I love being on the beach when there's lots of wind and the waves are crashing. It makes you respect nature.

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Credit: Jess Snoek

Posted on 01 February 2023

Seaweed holds sway as the number one topic

A glance at the most-viewed tools and resources on the Sustainable Seas Challenge website in 2022 makes it clear that rimurimu (seaweed) takes the crown as the topic of most…

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Credit: Rebekah Parsons-King

Posted on 01 February 2023

Introducing our new Whakatutuki section

Making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.

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Posted on 22 December 2022

Joining forces for an important message

For many New Zealanders, this time of year is all about making the most of the sunshine and getting down to the beach.

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Credit: Takitimu Wharenui, Wairoa. Photo credit: Desna Whaanga-Schollum (DWS)

Posted on 14 December 2022

Te Au o Te Moana – Voice of the Ocean: Dr Jason Mika

Jason Mika is co-lead for Indigenising the blue economy. His kaupapa encourages us all to build a closer relationship with the moana.

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Credit: Scott Sinton / Greenwave NZ

Posted on 09 December 2022

Seafood Magazine: Shaping the seaweed sector

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine -December 2022A roadmap has been created that not only explains the huge potential of Aotearoa New Zealand’s seaweed sector, but also how to…

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Credit: Nate Watson

Posted on 06 December 2022

Haere mai to our new Communications Manager, Magnolia Lowe

We are pleased to welcome Magnolia Lowe to the Challenge Leadership Team as our new Communications Manager.

Credit: Rakituma, Desna Whaanga-Schollum (DWS), 2022

Posted on 30 November 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: John Reid

“As much as we can be Kaitiaki, different species can be kaitiaki, or the ocean itself can be kaitiaki. It's this interconnected relationship.