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New Zealand’s marine and coastal environments have significant ecological, economic, cultural and social value, but they face many threats. Disjointed legislation and considerable knowledge gaps limit our ability to effectively manage marine...
The Office of the Auditor-General is the latest body to argue reform of marine reserve legislation and wider marine biodiversity management is needed if NZ is to lift the area covered by marine reserves. Click on the link below to read the full...
One hectare of ocean in which fishing is not allowed (a marine protected area) produces at least five times the amount of fish as an equivalent unprotected hectare, according to new research published today. Click on the link below to read the...
The team aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus team used a camera to  enjoy a close-up with a see-through piglet squid (Helicocranchia sp.), named for its large siphon that looks like a snout. Click on the link below to read the full article....
SPREP would like to call for tenders from qualified and experienced contractors/consultants/scientists to establish coral gardening and restoration activities in Tokelau and Kiribati. Click on the link below for further details. 
This isolated, sub-tropical region in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii is quite literally a cool water, hang out spot for one of the most impressive predators of the open ocean; White Sharks. Click on the link below to read the full...
This research found that coastal regions of some least-developed countries (LDCs) are connected to areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) through larval dispersal and the potential dispersal of pollutants. Click on the link below to read the...
The Pew Charitable Trusts caught up with A.A. Yaptinchay, director of Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, and Aisake Batibasaga, former fisheries officer of Fiji’s Ministry of Fisheries, to hear how decisions for domestic protections for...
René Garello, IEEE fellow and Professor at IMT Atlantique, discusses how data analytics is being used to track the circulation of plastic in the ocean and help scientists to ensure sustainability. Click on the link below to read the...
One hundred canoes by Christmas...That's the aim of one of the Pacific's most ambitious traditional boat building projects. Click on the link below to read the full article.