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OneOceanNZ is a McGuinness Institute project that aims to explore New Zealand’s public policy landscape in order to contribute to a wider discussion on how we might best manage our oceans. We will continue to look at public policy solutions around ocean governance, as it is an important long-term issue for New Zealand.


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Working Papers

  • Working Paper 2017/02 – Letter to the Minister on New Zealand King Salmon (May 2017)
  • Working paper 2016/02: New Zealand King Salmon: A financial perspective (July 2016)

Submissions

  • Submission on potential relocation of salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds (March 2017)
  • Submission on the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill (April 2016)
  • Submission on the consultation on next steps for freshwater (April 2016)
  • Submission on A new Marine Protected Areas Act (March 2016)

Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution
On Friday, 6 November 2015 the Institute published Think Piece 22: Proposal for the Creation of an Oceans Institution. This think piece suggests that one key building block of robust ocean governance is missing: an oceans institution. This government institution would act as both a chronicler and a steward of ocean policy. It would become the central landing pad for all aspects of ocean policy. This would create a space for collaboration and creativity, enabling policy to be developed with stakeholders over time and providing New Zealanders with durable public policy that delivers certainty and trust.

Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean
The Institute launched Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean on Thursday, 26 March 2015 in Wellington, and Tuesday, 12 May 2015 in Auckland. This report explores the seascape of New Zealand in the past, the present and the future. It identifies the need for change in the way New Zealand governs its ocean space and the upcoming opportunities and challenges for doing so. See the respective event pages for more information.