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.
Please send any comments to sustainableseasNC@niwa.co.nz by 5pm, Friday 27 April.
The strategy is consistent with, and builds upon, our original Research and Business Plan and draws together input from a broad range of sources, including:
- Research completed to date
- Māori and stakeholder input to Phase I research projects
- Specific Phase II planning workshops and meetings held with Māori, key central government ministries (Ministry for Primary Industries, Ministry for the Environment, Department of Conservation, Environmental Protection Agency), Regional Councils, marine industries (oil and gas, fishing, aquaculture, tourism, mining), NGOs, and community groups (including youth)
- Our Board, Kāhui Māori, Stakeholder Panel, and the Technical Advisory Groups of each research programme
The aim was to identify critical factors and gaps that need to be addressed for ecosystem-based management (EBM) to be successfully developed and implemented in Aotearoa.