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Seabed mining in the NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on August 28th, 2012.

In the New Zealand Herald Andy Kenworthy takes a look at seabed mining and the EEZ – an issue covered recently in a Royal Society of New Zealand Emerging Issues Paper. An excerpt (read in full here): Seabed mining: Buried treasure, or fool’s gold? Seabed mining is the business of sucking huge amounts of sand […]

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Marine resources in the media

John Kerr posted in on May 16th, 2012.

The future of resources found on – or under – the seabed surrounding New Zealand has been the focus of media interest this week. This week the Science Media Centre held a briefing for journalists in conjunction with the launch of an  Emerging Issues Paper, Future Marine Resource Use,  from the Royal Society of New Zealand. […]

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Briefing: Marine resource use in the EEZ

Peter Griffin posted in on May 15th, 2012.

Did you know that 96 percent of New Zealand is underwater? New Zealand’s ocean territory is vast. Its EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) stretches across an area twenty times greater than its dry land.  Scientific surveying allowed the country to expand its claim further in 2008, giving it rights to additional seabed minerals and resources.  But […]

Fishing for the truth on ocean protection

John Kerr posted in on November 22nd, 2011.

An article by Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons in the New Zealand Herald highlights the environmental issues surrounding fishing,  drawing on the research presented in their book ‘Hook, Line & Blinkers: Everything Kiwis Never Wanted to Know About Fishing‘. An excerpt (read in full here): Our oceans can’t survive fishing madness The election is looming, […]

‘Fish for the future’ – the science behind the catch

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 7th, 2010.

ONLINE BRIEFING: Monday 8 March 2010, 11 am NZT Seaweek kicks off this week with the theme ‘Fish for the future’. But faced with threats of overfishing and global fish stock collapses, will our marine resources survive for future generations? New Zealand manages fishing rights to the world’s fourth largest Exclusive Economic Zone, and fishing […]

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