Seachange: Gulf plan a 'major achievement'

Seachange: Gulf plan a 'major achievement'
07 Dec

The Hauraki Gulf document addresses the underlying causes of habitat degradation, poor water quality and fisheries depletion. It's a historic moment: the Seachange Tai Timu Tai Pari process has delivered New Zealand's first marine spatial plan. This is a major achievement, not to be underestimated. In a context where fisheries management, marine reserves and aquaculture space are fiercely contested, a group containing the main protagonists has reached agreement on the…

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EDS launches appeal for funds to protect our outstanding natural landscapes Read full post…
06 Dec

EDS launches appeal for funds to protect our outstanding natural landscapes

Help protect our outstanding landscapes New Zealand’s landscapes define us.  They are precious to our national identity and provide the offering that drives the tourist industry, now our biggest export earner. But they are vulnerable, and incremental development is destroying them. EDS has long been a champion of landscape protection, working behind the scenes to ensure that regional and district plans protect these special areas. It’s a tough demanding task…

A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT: a compelling new book celebrating the Hauraki Gulf Read full post…
18 Nov

A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT: a compelling new book celebrating the Hauraki Gulf

INCLUDED IN THE NZ LISTENERS 'BEST 100 BOOKS FOR 2016' The first print run has almost sold out!  We have a small number still available. The second print run will be here in time for Christmas - due 15 December - so you can book your copy online now and have it in time for Christmas! ‘The Story of the Hauraki Gulf’, is a high quality, hard-covered, coffee-table book published…

Media release: EDS supports a better future for our fishing Read full post…
13 Nov

Media release: EDS supports a better future for our fishing

The Ministry for Primary Industries has released a consultation document ‘The Future of Our Fishing’ as part of its ongoing review of the fisheries management system. “It’s great to see MPI exploring ways to improve our fisheries management system,” said EDS Policy Director Raewyn Peart. “The Quota Management System has been in place for over 30 years and has long been overdue for an overhaul. “The consultation document covers a…

Latest EDS News now available - November 2016 Read full post…
01 Nov

Latest EDS News now available - November 2016

EDS's November 2016 newsletter now available online.  Topics include: Mackenzie Country under threat; RMA not delivering for the environment; Hauraki Gulf Book launched; Climate Change Conference review; EDS shifts office... View it online here.

Media release: Marine environment report highlights inadequacy of New Zealand’s current oceans management Read full post…
27 Oct

Media release: Marine environment report highlights inadequacy of New Zealand’s current oceans management

Today Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry for the Environment concurrently released reports on New Zealand’s marine economy and on the state of New Zealand’s marine environment:  New Zealand's Marine Economy 2007-13 Our Marine Environment 2016 “The results of the state of the environment report are extremely hard hitting and show that the new Environmental Reporting Act is working,” said EDS CEO Gary Taylor.  “The statistics reveal a real problem…