On Thursday, 26 March 2015, the Institute launched its report One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean. Over 70 scientists, public policy experts, academics, MPs and other interested parties came together to hear contributors speak on topics discussed in the report. Institute CEO Wendy McGuinness, Institute patron Professor Lionel Carter and author James Tremlett each gave a presentation and invited guests to share their thoughts. This led to rigorous discussion of issues surrounding New Zealand’s oceans.
Download the full Powerpoint presentation here.
Report 10: One Ocean: Principles for the stewardship of a healthy and productive ocean 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. This follows the recent publication of Working Paper 2015/01: Ocean Management in New Zealand: Findings from a structured discussion (January 2015) and Working Paper 2015/03: Legal Instruments of New Zealand’s Oceans Management (March 2015).
The launch consisted of presentations by Lionel Carter, Wendy McGuinness and author James Tremlett, followed by a discussion session. This proved to be a lively, broad discussion amongst the diverse stakeholders who attended. As a result, we want to provide more clarity on a few points to ensure the report reflects this discussion.