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