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NZ’s fishing dilemma: Economy vs ecology

Great challenges for New Zealand’s fisheries management to balance economic growth with ecological preservation.

WATCH: LegaSea founder Scott Macindoe.

Liam Rātana Sun, 31 Dec 2024
Key points
  • What’s at stake: The sustainability of New Zealand’s fisheries and the balance between economic growth and ecological preservation.
  • Background: Historical and contemporary overview of New Zealand’s fishing industry, challenges faced by the quota management system, and its impact on indigenous and small-scale fishers.
  • Key players: LegaSea, Moana New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, National Institute for Weather and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), Sanford, Sealord, Māori.

When it comes to fisheries, it seems a given that those profiting from the moana would have the health of the ocean environment and the abundance of fisheries stocks at the top of their minds.

A poor ocean environment and ineffective management of fishing leads to depleted stock levels, which means

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Liam Rātana Sun, 31 Dec 2024
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Key points
  • What’s at stake: The sustainability of New Zealand’s fisheries and the balance between economic growth and ecological preservation.
  • Background: Historical and contemporary overview of New Zealand’s fishing industry, challenges faced by the quota management system, and its impact on indigenous and small-scale fishers.
  • Key players: LegaSea, Moana New Zealand, Ministry for Primary Industries, National Institute for Weather and Atmospheric Research (Niwa), Sanford, Sealord, Māori.
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