Author(s): Lucy Brake and Raewyn Peart
This full colour, 400-page soft-cover publication, provides the first comprehensive guide to the management of New Zealand’s marine environment.
New Zealand has jurisdiction over a very large, varied and productive marine environment. It is of enormous economic, social and cultural importance to New Zealanders. With increasing interest in using and developing marine resources it is critical that we manage this marine area well.
The book demystifies a complex legislative framework by clearly describing how decisions affecting the marine environment are made and by whom. It identifies the potential environmental impacts of various activities and describes how best practice approaches can be applied in practice. It also outlines the application of emerging management tools including marine spatial planning.
Sustainable Seas will be of particular interest to members of the fishing, aquaculture, shipping and mining sectors, iwi and hapū, marine tourism operators, marine developers, recreational users, conservationists, catchment and marine managers, scientists and students.
The book is an invaluable resource for all those who have an interest in using, enjoying and/or protecting New Zealand’s marine environment.