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Credit: Paul South/Rossella Nicolai

Posted on 14 September 2021

Seaweed biodiversity study underway on Marlborough Sounds marine farms

Early one morning in August, before the latest lockdown, a couple of seaweed scientists visited marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds to collect seaweed samples.

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 16 August 2021

Developing a rimurimu/seaweed sector would hugely benefit Aotearoa New Zealand

A prosperous rimurimu/seaweed sector has massive potential to improve the health and well-being of Aotearoa New Zealand, our research shows.

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Credit: Dominico Zapata Drummond/UoW

Posted on 29 June 2021

IVF for flounder holds the key to a fledgling aquaculture industry

This article is republished from University of Waikato under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 12 April 2021

2,000+ school kids discovered why rimurimu/seaweed is the next wonder crop

Primary school students across the country took a (virtual) field trip with the Sustainable Seas Challenge during Seaweek 2021. This was our fourth annual trip in partnership with LEARNZ.

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Credit: Douglas Bagg

Posted on 15 March 2021

Stakeholder survey 2020 - results

In late 2020, we surveyed our co-development partners and stakeholders for feedback on how we could improve our approach and activities to better support our mission ‘to transform Aotearoa New…

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Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA

Posted on 04 March 2021

NZ school kids learning why seaweed helps our economy and nature

Kiwi school kids are about to learn how scientists know seaweed is an amazing marine resource set to help local communities — and the ocean — recover from COVID-19 lockdowns…

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Posted on 28 February 2021

Media coverage in January & February 2021

Glider observations in New Zealand’s shelf seas Marine Tech Talk (podcast) – Marketing Director at Teledyne Marine Melissa Rossi interviewed Khushboo Jhugroo and Joe O'Callaghan about their ocean glider research (Episode 28,…

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Posted on 27 October 2020

Catching the wave: new Innovation Fund projects to grow our blue economy

Following a high level of interest, we are pleased to announce the projects that will be funded by the Innovation Fund 2020.

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Posted on 30 September 2020

Media coverage in September 2020

Morning news, episode 52 (this recording is no longer available)Māori TV/Te Ao Tapatahi A Skype interview with Dr Kura Paul-Burke, story starts at 41m45s.

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Awhi Mai Awhi Atu mussel restoration success - September 2020
Credit: Dave Allen

Posted on 14 September 2020

Early signs of success at mussel ‘restoration stations’

Commercial mussel lines are great at catching mussel spat, but are predominantly made of plastic.

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Posted on 13 May 2020

Innovation Fund is open for blue economy initiatives

We invite NZ-based researchers, industry, stakeholders and Māori to submit expressions of Interest (EoIs) for research projects that will contribute directly to building a ‘blue economy’ in Aotearoa.

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Posted on 12 March 2020

Aquaculture – it’s not just business, it's personal

Building genuine relationships with the communities they operate in is more important for NZ aquaculture companies than environmental, social or economic factors in determining whether that company gains and maintains…

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