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.