Valuable Seas

Fishermen untangling a net with birds in the background

This programme will develop methods to incorporate the economic, social, environmental, spiritual and cultural values of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems in decision-making and identify innovative ways to add value to the marine economy.

Funded projects

The following projects have been funded under the Valuable Seas programme. 

Latest news and updates

Video: Why Tasman and Golden Bays?

Tasman Bay/Te Tai-o-Aorere and Golden Bay/Mohua are our ‘case study area’, where we are testing the tools and knowledge for ecosystem-based management (EBM) that we are generating.

Video: Working together

This video explains what we're about; how we are working with Māori, government, industry, NGOs and communities; and what we mean by ecosystem-based management (EBM).

Call for expressions of interest: Science Programme Leader

An opportunity has arisen to reorganise the Science Leadership Team. Expressions of Interest are invited for a social scientist or resource/ecological economist to join our exceptional team as the Science Programme Leader for either Our Seas or Valuable Seas.