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Posted on 17 June 2022

User guide for EBM tools released

We’ve developed a handy user guide that brings together tools we have developed and/or used for ecosystem-based management (EBM). It includes guidelines, frameworks, and numerical and conceptual models.

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Posted on 09 June 2022

Minister highlights need for EBM on World Ocean Day

The contribution of our work towards creating healthy resilient oceans has been recognised by the Ocean and Fisheries Minister David Parker, in a speech at Auckland University.

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Eva siwicka by the ocean

Posted on 08 June 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Eva Siwicka

Eva Siwicka is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Auckland, working on the Modelling restorative economies project.

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Enabling ecosystem based management Credit Jo Hoyle NIWA 2018
Credit: Jo Hoyle NIWA 2018

Posted on 02 June 2022

Need for EBFM highlighted at Parliament

A need for an ecosystem-based approach to managing fishing was highlighted by Dr Chris Cornelisen at Parliament last month.

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Elizabeth Jane Macpherson
Credit: Corey Blackburn / The University of Canterbury

Posted on 10 May 2022

Te Au o Te Moana - Voice of the Ocean: Elizabeth Macpherson

Associate Professor Elizabeth Macpherson, an environmental law scholar at the University of Canterbury, is looking at the legal frameworks that manage relationships between people and marine environments, and how they…

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Posted on 01 April 2022

Media coverage in March 2022

‘We have a full pharmacopoeia of plants’: Q&A with Māori researcher Nicola MacdonaldMongabay – Project Co-leader for Kohunga Kutai, Nicola MacDonald, shares how researchers are using Western science and mātauranga Māori to create…

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Posted on 25 February 2022

Te Au o Te Moana | Special webinar series

Following the cancellation of our 2022 conference Te Au o Te Moana - The Voice of the Ocean, we are pleased to announce a special webinar series.

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Agrisea Tane and Clare Bradley with seaweed

Posted on 11 February 2022

Te Au o Te Moana – Voice of the Ocean: Clare Bradley

Clare Bradley leads a sustainable whānau owned rimurimu/seaweed business.

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Project Co Leader Kura Paul Burke collecting patangaroa
Credit: Kura Paul Burke

Posted on 01 January 2022

Seafood Magazine: Harvesting bioactives from seastars to save kuku/mussel beds

Shared with permission from Seafood New Zealand Magazine - December 2021:An over-abundance of pātangaroa (11-armed seastars) is causing a dramatic decline in populations of kuku/kutai (mussels), pipi and cockles in coastal…

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Posted on 31 December 2021

Media coverage in December 2021

Scheme aims to establish commercial seaweed farming sector  Stuff – A new five-million-dollar seaweed farming pilot programme in the Hauraki gulf draws insights from our Seaweed sector review.

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Posted on 14 December 2021

Covid-19, integrity and ‘blue washing’ – marine ecotourism operators share their thoughts and concerns for the future

As the nation gears up to explore their own backyard this summer, the country’s tourism industry is firmly focused on developing more sustainable ways to host domestic and international visitors.

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Credit: Leigh Tait NIWA

Posted on 07 December 2021

Seaweed could be the answer for skin and environment safe suncare products

Kiwi scientists are investigating if Aotearoa New Zealand’s seaweed and algae can be used in sun care products that are healthy for our skin and the environment.

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