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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.

Project Leader Duration Budget
Elizabeth Macpherson (University of Canterbury) & Eric Jorgensen (P Jorgensen & Sons Ltd) April 2020 – June 2023 $1,374,800

Overview

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.

Research aims

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Research Team

Elizabeth Macpherson (University of Canterbury)
Eric Jorgensen (P Jorgensen & Sons Ltd)
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)

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Location

This is a national project.

Timeline

  • May 2021
    Comparative study of EBM in international law and policy (academic publication)
  • June 2021
    Comparative study of EBM (end-user output)
  • December 2021
    Analysis of implications of recent developments in marine regulation (academic publication)
  • March 2022
    Analysis of marine governance at different scales (academic publication)
  • June 2022
    Analysis of implications of recent developments in marine regulation (end user output); Analysis of marine governance at different scales (end-user output)
  • September 2022
    Pathways to EBM in law and policy (academic publication)
  • November 2022
    Scale models of risk to different ecosystem and users (academic publication)
  • December 2022
    Pathways to EBM in law and policy (end-user output)
  • January 2023
    Scale models of risk (end-user output)
  • June 2023
    Transitioning towards EBM (academic publication; end-user output)