Innovation fund

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These projects either enhance use of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints or increase diversification in marine economies

The fund introduces new approaches, capability, research and researchers to Sustainable Seas. It supports projects up to a value of $150k a year for 2 years.

The projects either ‘enhance utilisation of our marine resources within environmental and biological constraints’ and complement research already funded by Sustainable Seas, or ‘increase diversification in marine economies’, ie add value to the marine economy.

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Consultation opens re 2019–2024 strategy

Improving marine management is critical to New Zealand's future health and wealth, but research in isolation is not enough. Excellent engagement with, and participation from, all users and sectors of society is essential.

We therefore invite comment on our draft strategy for Phase II (2019–2024). This strategy has been co-developed with Māori and stakeholders.

Video: How current legislative frameworks in NZ enable EBM

Lara Taylor and Tania Te Whenua gave this presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference.  This research is part of the 'Ecosystem-based management (EBM) within NZ's existing legislative framework' project, which is developing a better understanding of the opportunities and constraints offered by current legislation and decision-making processes.

Video: Making room for enacting Māori values in the marine environment

Caine Taiapa gave a presentation at the NZ Coastal Society conference about enacting Māori values in the marine environment.