A decade of scientific research into how ocean acidification is affecting New Zealand waters has led to far greater understanding of the vulnerability of our marine ecosystems, according to a newly published review.
Interest in offshore petroleum and minerals exploration is growing rapidly as investors identify the potential economic returns from New Zealand’s rich marine resources. The challenge for management agencies and scientists is to facilitate development of this natural wealth while ensuring environmental sustainability is not compromised.
This video has been produced to highlight ocean acidification as a potential issue affecting the NZ shellfish aquaculture industry. The video is a direct result of the collaborative New Zealand-United States workshop 'Future proofing New Zealand’s shellfish aquaculture: monitoring and adaptation to ocean acidification', organised by NIWA, MPI, Cawthron Institute and US colleagues in December 2013. Featured in the video are scientists, US and NZ industry representatives, as well as officials from the funding agencies MPI, MBIE and the US Embassy.
Organising Team: Anna Crosbie (MPI), Norman Ragg (Cawthron), Vonda Cummings and Di Tracey (NIWA), Todd Capson (US Sustainable Fisheries organisation). Video produced by Dave Allen (NIWA)
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