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Enabling effective marine spatial planning for ecological and economic wellbeing

Recommendations for marine spatial planning in Aotearoa New Zealand (May 2024)

Our current marine management system focuses on single sectors and single consent decision-making and does not consider multiple users, activities, and values. Continuing this focus will lead to further degradation of the marine ecosystem and missed opportunities for a thriving blue economy. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) enables multiple uses and values to be considered to achieve ecological, cultural, economic, and social objectives.

  • Marine Spatial Planning for EBM Guidance

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  • Marine Spatial Planning for EBM Summary

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