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Whai Rawa Whai Mana Whai Oranga  Creating a world leading indigenous blue economy credit Sara Orme
Credit: Sara Orme

Posted on 05 December 2018

Growing a successful and sustainable Māori marine economy

The Sustainable Seas research team led by Dr John Reid and Dr Jason Mika have identified five key factors that will drive growth of the Māori marine economy:   the continued development…

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Development of valuation frameworks and principles Marlborough Sounds credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 29 October 2018

Valuation and decision-making in NZ’s marine environment

A study from researchers in the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge has found that processes to include people’s values in marine management and decision-making in New Zealand can be damaging for the…

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Participatory processes for marine ecosystem restoration low res

Posted on 29 October 2018

Success factors for marine conservation planning: a case study

A recently completed Sustainable Seas Challenge research project has examined the Kaituna River re-diversion as a case study for how best to involve and engage communities and Māori in marine resource management.…

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Managed Seas Credit Sarah Searson NIWA

Posted on 24 October 2018

Improving how we predict marine fish distributions

To improve management of marine ecosystems and help conservation, decision-makers need to understand how marine life is distributed over large ocean areas.

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Credit: Ayushi Kachhara NIWA 2018

Posted on 19 December 2017

Social licence and NZ aquaculture

Our research has found that personal relationships go a long way towards aquaculture companies gaining/maintaining community acceptance and social licence to operate.

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Incorporation of indigenous approaches to guardianship and stewardship in Canada Credit Zack Embree Greenpeace
Credit: Zack Embree Greenpeace

Posted on 26 July 2017

Lessons learned from Canada

A recently published paper in AlterNative identifies 5 elements to consider when developing ecosystem-based management (EBM) for Aotearoa. Our project investigating indigenous approaches to EBM completed in early 2017.

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