- Active project
Policy and legislation for EBM
We are developing a research base for policy makers, Māori and stakeholders to navigate the legislative, policy and practice constraints surrounding EBM and any changes required to enable it.
|Elizabeth Macpherson (University of Canterbury) & Eric Jorgensen (P Jorgensen & Sons Ltd)||April 2020 – June 2023||$1,374,800|
There are many laws, policies, institutions, and practices that affect the management of marine areas and resources in Aotearoa. These are often not well-integrated nor well-aligned.
This project's objective is to provide an evidence base to support policy makers, Māori organisations, iwi/hapū/whānau, industry and communities to navigate the legislative, policy and practice constraints surrounding EBM and any changes required to enable it.
We aim to identify and analyse a range of options for enabling EBM, in practice, policy, and legislation.
- To identify and analyse a range of legal and policy options to enable both progressive and transformative change, and the practice, policy, and legislative implications involved in transition to EBM.
- To understand and articulate the risk of different management options and scales in an EBM context; and create adaptive management options appropriate to fluid spatial and temporal scales.
- To identify what opportunities exist for EBM implementation, and determine what needs to change to support successful implementation of EBM in Aotearoa New Zealand.
In order to better understand the experiences, perspectives and challenges of the diverse organisations responsible for managing marine areas and resources, our project is being co-developed with government, Māori, industry and community input.
Judi Hewitt (University of Auckland)
Hamish Rennie (Lincoln University)
Karen Fisher (University of Auckland)
Adrienne Paul (University of Canterbury)
Andrew Allison (NIWA)
Julia Talbot-Jones (Victoria University of Wellington)
Steve Urlich (Lincoln University)
Project leader awarded for Indigenous water rights research - 26 November 2021
Recording of our submission on the draft NBA Bill now available - 13 September 2021
Media coverage in July - 01 August 2021
Making law to protect the future of our ocean - 27 July 2021
Community empowerment in marine spatial planning and EBM - 30 November 2020
Welcome to our new project leaders - 18 July 2019
This is a national project.
May 2021Comparative study of EBM in international law and policy (academic publication)
June 2021Comparative study of EBM (end-user output)
December 2021Analysis of implications of recent developments in marine regulation (academic publication)
March 2022Analysis of marine governance at different scales (academic publication)
June 2022Analysis of implications of recent developments in marine regulation (end user output); Analysis of marine governance at different scales (end-user output)
September 2022Pathways to EBM in law and policy (academic publication)
November 2022Scale models of risk to different ecosystem and users (academic publication)
December 2022Pathways to EBM in law and policy (end-user output)
January 2023Scale models of risk (end-user output)
June 2023Transitioning towards EBM (academic publication; end-user output)