• Guidance

Tackling the issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand's marine environments

This policy brief describes how our past and current research is addressing 4 significant issues facing New Zealand's marine ecosystems.

These issues are:

  • Land-sea interactions and cumulative effects
  • Incorporating tikanga and mātauranga into monitoring and management
  • Impacts on (non-monetary) marine values
  • Blue economy

They were identified in report about the state of New Zealand's marine ecosystems, Our Marine Environment (MfE/StatsNZ, October 2019), which found that they had largely continued to decline since the last report published 3 years previously.

  • Tackling the issues facing Aotearoa New Zealand's marine environments, 2019

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