Blue Economy Principles for Aotearoa New Zealand
This summary provides guidance on what the blue economy principles mean in practice to inform implementation (June 2023)
This summary sets out principles to underpin Aotearoa New Zealand’s journey towards a sustainable blue economy. The Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge defines a blue economy through a uniquely Aotearoa lens, which places the moana, and the relationship of people with the moana, at its heart. The declining health of our marine environment raises serious questions about how we care for and manage the oceans. These blue economy principles combine aspirations for healthy oceans with society’s requirements and expectations. The principles were developed by reviewing blue economy principles used internationally, and then researching and establishing a set of blue economy principles domestically.