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News and updates about our research, outreach and engagement

Wananga GG Kahui March 2021 CREDIT Marie Davis Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge
Credit: Marie Davis

Posted on 19 March 2021

Joint Governance Group & Kāhui Māori wānanga held this week

On Wednesday 17 March, our Governance Group and Kāhui Māori met kanohi ki te kanohi (in person) at a wānanga held at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland.

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Posted on 15 June 2020

Leading our Vision Mātauranga

We work closely with Māori capturing their needs and aspirations for marine management in Aotearoa.

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Posted on 29 July 2019

Students unite kaitiaki and science for better marine outcomes

Sharing their learnings about the marine ecosystem with iwi in the Marlborough Sounds (Te Tau Ihu o te Waka-a-Māui) has been an enlightening experience for three students.

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Posted on 29 July 2019

Local and international marine governance showcased at conference

Jim Sinner and Marc Tadaki (Cawthron Institute) convened a session at the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Conference held in Tasmania on 13 July.

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Sunrise Kaikoura Credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 16 May 2019

Deputy Director Māori appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Faulkner as Manahautū (Deputy Director Māori) for the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.

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Canada study Gitgaat Scout one of the vessels used by the Gitgaat Guardians as they steward their territory. Credit Laura Hope Coast Funds
Credit: Laura Hope Coast Funds

Posted on 30 October 2018

Strengthening international research links

Challenge researchers are strengthening links with Canadian research programmes involved in ocean conservation, climate change, and social and economic development of marine environments.

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Posted on 30 September 2018

Media coverage in September 2018

Kina is a delicacy, but what about the shellMāori Television Kina being studied for its medicinal benefitsNZ Herald Tairawhiti’s sustainable blue economyGisborne Herald New Zealand scientists research health properties of sea urchinUndercurrent News Science…

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Ocean acidification mitigation strategies for the mussel industry credit Dave Allen NIWA
Credit: Dave Allen NIWA

Posted on 07 November 2017

Smart aquaculture

A new aquaculture project from the Science for Technological Innovation (SfTI) National Science Challenge to develop technologies for sustainable, more productive, marine farming aligns well with our mission.

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Mussel beds at Tonga Island Alex Connolly

Posted on 16 October 2017

New term, new NZ marine science resources

School pupils can now explore a real-world issue facing New Zealand – how to best manage our vast marine resources – thanks to a collaboration between the Sustainable Seas Challenge…

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Posted on 25 August 2017

Article in Seafood NZ magazine

The latest issue has a feature about our research, what it means for fishing and aquaculture, the diverse stakeholders involved, and what the Challenge is trying to achieve.

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Credit: Crispin Middleton NIWA 2018

Posted on 03 August 2017

Seafood industry conference

Three of our researchers presented at the conference’s Technical Day (2 August). The day was attended by around 80 representatives from industry, government agencies, researchers, and experts.

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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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