Fisheries: Tools, resources and research
This is a research round-up of our tools, resources and research that support an EBM approach to fisheries management. It is a living document, and more will be added as they develop. Latest update: 2 August 2021
The long-term economic use of our marine resources is dependent on healthy marine ecosystems. Fisheries (commercial, customary, and recreational) are significant marine resources for Aotearoa New Zealand. To ensure fishing remains a sustainable way of life for future generations, the Government has made progressing towards ecosystem-based fisheries management approaches a priority. Together with our Māori partners and stakeholders we are developing knowledge, tools and resources to support this.
Fisheries and a blue economy
- Presentation: Webinar: What is a ‘blue economy’, and how can Aotearoa New Zealand build one?
- Report: Mapping the Māori marine economy
- Presentation: Webinar: The Māori marine economy
- Report: Transitioning to a blue economy: fisheries sector
- Report: Kaitiaki-centred business models: Case studies of Māori fishing businesses
Fisheries law, policy and legislation research
- Academic publication: A Māori perspective of EBM in Aotearoa New Zealand
- Project: EBM within Aotearoa New Zealand’s existing legislative framework
Exploring management scenarios
- Guidance/model/presentation/report/map: Supporting scallop fisheries management
- Model: Ecosystem models
- Presentation: Webinar: Which ecosystem model works best for what you need?
- Systems mapping to explore EBM scenarios:
Building baseline knowledge
- Project: Ecosystem connectivity of coastal and offshore fisheries
- Academic publication: Shifting trophic architecture of marine fisheries in New Zealand: Implications for guiding effective EBM (Durante et al 2020)
- Academic publication: Organic matter derived from kelp supports a large proportion of biomass in temperate rocky reef fish communities: implications for EBM (Udy et al 2019)
- Academic publication/dataset: Past and present stressors on shellfish fisheries in Tasman and Golden Bays
- Project:Sediment tolerance and mortality thresholds of benthic habitats
Filling in marine data gaps
- Maps: Biogenic refuge habitats in Hauraki Gulf, Queen Charlotte Sound, and Tasman Bay, Golden Bay and Marlborough Sounds
- Presentation: Webinar: Measuring and mapping marine ecosystem services
- Guidance: Using ecosystem service bundles to improve marine management
- Guidance: Using Gradient Forest models
- Project: Communicating risk and uncertainty / Visualising uncertainty to inform decision-making
- Guidance: Ingredients Tool
- Guidance: Aotearoa Cumulative Effects framework
- Report: Tools for risk assessment under uncertainty
The projects listed below under 'Related projects' are investigating ways to improve and modernise fisheries management and practices, and to help the understanding of how EBM can work for fisheries.