• Guidance
  • Summary

Marine governance – sustaining ocean outcomes for future generations

Recommendations for effective and appropriate marine governance (May 2024)

When the health of our coastal marine ecosystems is in serious decline, with continued losses in biodiversity and the valuable ecosystem services and functions they provide, we need improved marine governance systems.

Effective and appropriate marine governance is critical to ensuring Aotearoa New Zealand can continue to benefit from its connections and interactions with our oceans for generations to come. To move forward, we must ensure our marine governance models and approaches are fit for purpose and produce sound decisions for the long-term benefit and health of the ocean, our communities, and economy.

  • Options for Marine Governance Guidance

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  • Options for Marine Governance Summary

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