Stakeholder Panel

The Stakeholder Panel provides stakeholder perspectives on research needs, knowledge and technology transfer requirements, as well as providing guidance on opportunities for collaboration and alignment of Sustainable Seas activities with the priorities of the different sectors, systems and groups that make up the wider stakeholder community. 

Panel members

Naomi Parker (Chair)

Ministry for Primary Industries

Cameron Madgwick


Eric Jorgensen

Marlborough Marine Futures

Kirsty Woods

Te Ohu Kaimoana

Blake Hornblow            

Youth representative

Chris Baker            


Gary Hooper

Aquaculture NZ

Jack O'Carroll

Environmental Protection Authority

Jeremy Helson

Fisheries Inshore NZ

Amanda Leathers            

World Wildlife Fund

Lian Butcher            

Department of Conservation

Kevin Hague            

Forest & Bird

Glen Wigley                       

Ministry for the Environment

Dennis Bush-King            

Tasman District Council

Megan Oliver

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Jeroen Jongegans             

Dive Tutukaka

Nico Stahlmann             


Bronwen Turner            

Manukau Harbour Restoration Society

Geoff Rowling             

Recreational Fishing

Latest news and updates

Award recognises contribution to marine science

University of Waikato scientist Professor Conrad Pilditch is the 2018 winner of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society Award. The Award recognises his continued and outstanding contribution to marine science in New Zealand.

Sustainable Seas features on Ocean Bounty S2 EP7

Sir Rob Fenwick,  our Chairman was interviewed about Sustainable Seas on S2 EP7 of Ocean Bounty. You can watch it here on TV 3 on demand.  (6.57 to 11.20).  

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.