Marine management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Oceans
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

The breaking wave

This working paper outlines the way in which the Environmental Defence Society are thinking about the New Zealand ocean management system. It identifies key biophysical problems and issues with the existing system, how it operates and considers various options for reforming the system in the...
Strategy

Revitalising the Gulf

This document provides recommendations for how the New Zealand Government plans to improve the health of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Report

Making waves: the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment

In this report, the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee recommends that the Australian government support the development and use of lower-impact technologies for all offshore seismic surveying to reduce the potential impacts of seismic testing on marine animals and the marine environment.
Report

The last decade: the World Heritage Committee and the Great Barrier Reef

This report provides expert advice to the World Heritage Committee on the protection and management of the Great Barrier Reef including recommendations to mitigate climate change and fishing impacts and to meet time-bound water quality targets.
Report

Implementation of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation partnership

The objective of the audit was to examine whether the design and early delivery of the Australian government's $443.3 million partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has been effective.
Report

The future of commercial fishing in Aotearoa New Zealand

By drawing on local and international research and experience, and highlighting best practice examples, the authors aim to inspire innovative thinking and changes in New Zealand fisheries management in 2040 and beyond.
Report

Protecting the Hauraki Gulf Islands

The report is one of a series of case studies the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is undertaking as part of a broader investigation into landscape protection in New Zealand. The authors argue for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 to better...
Strategy

Australia’s biosecurity future

This report provides a transformational vision for a resilient biosecurity system in 2030, and the system changes that can be made to get there.
Report

Identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef

This report recommends the Australian and Queensland governments' commission additional research into the impact of the horticulture and banana industries on water quality in the Great Barrier Reef catchment regions.
Discussion paper

Towards a sustainable marine management regime: an update on Tasmanian progress

Tasmania’s coastal waters have high biodiversity and endemism, but are in a state of decline and increasing pressure from climate change, fishing and aquaculture operations, agricultural run-off, urban development and population growth. This paper argues that an integrated approach to managing Tasmania’s coastal waters is...
Report

Shellfish reefs for shoreline protection of highly erodible coasts

The monitoring program aims to establish if the artificial reef is effective in dampening wave energy and accreting sand, which in turn is expected to broaden and stabilise the beach. The program will also monitor the colonisation of marine communities both on the reef and...
Strategy

Plastic revolution to reality

This report recognises that the federal, state and territory governments have, or are in the process of, setting admirable goals to reduce plastic waste. This report aims to contribute to this process by providing recommendations on the most problematic plastics leaking into the environment to...
Policy

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander commercial fishing development policy

This revised policy aims to support economic development opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities by providing pathways for Indigenous peoples and communities to enter or take part in fishing-related businesses.
Report

Effective ghost gear solutions: learning from what works

This report outlines effective 'ghost gear' (ie: abandoned fish gear) solutions that are as varied as the world’s fisheries. It is aimed at inspiring actions that protect fish and other marine life.
Report

Exploring plausible futures for aquaculture and fisheries in New Zealand

Although a global coronavirus pandemic was always a possibility, few probabilistic models would have predicted that this event would occur in early-2020. The magnitude, timing, and velocity of climate-related impacts are similarly uncertain. This report presents climate-related risk scenarios developed by KPMG with The Aotearoa...
Report

30X30 In hot water: the climate crisis and the urgent need for ocean protection

This report sets out how, by protecting at least 30% of the ocean in a network of ocean sanctuaries, it's possible to build resilience in ocean ecosystems so they can better withstand rapid changes, and help mitigate climate change by promoting carbon sequestration and storage.
Report

Review of World Heritage assessments in Great Barrier Reef outlook report 2019

This review was tasked with considering the adequacy of the assessment of World Heritage values in the 2019 Great Barrier Reef outlook report, and to outline any recommendations for improvement.
Report

Our marine environment 2019

This report examines the most pressing issues concerning New Zealand's oceans, seas, coastlines and estuaries.
Briefing paper

Entangling development: fisheries subsidies negotiations and development in the World Trade Organization

This briefing firmly state fisheries subsidies negotiations must not undermine development in the Pacific, as the rights of countries to develop is central to any outcome of negotiations on fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Strategy

Coastal and marine management strategy Northern Territory 2019-2029

This strategy document has been prepared to safeguard the health and viability of the Northern Territory coast and seas. It aims to support the use of coastal and marine areas by Territorians and visitors for recreational and cultural purposes, and to foster sustainable industry for...