Environmental reporting on our marine environment

Access national environmental reporting on New Zealand’s marine environment. Stats NZ and MfE report on the state of different aspects of our environment every six months, and our environment as a whole every three years. 

Environment Aotearoa 2019 

Environment Aotearoa 2019 brings together data and findings from five domain reports (air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, marine and land). It helps us view our environment as a whole in all its complexity.

Using five broad themes, the report presents nine priority environmental issues. 

The following priority issue is under theme 4: How we use our freshwater and marine resources.

The way we fish is affecting the health of our ocean environment

To access the full range of information from the report see Environment Aotearoa 2019.

Our marine environment 2016

Key information

Infographic - New Zealand's marine environment at a glance

  • Infographic provides a snapshot of New Zealand’s marine environment. It presents key findings from Our marine environment 2016. 

Our marine environment 2016 report

  • An overview of the pressures New Zealand's marine environment faces, how it is changing, and the impacts on our biodiversity, economy, and way of life.

Marine indicators [Environmental indicators Te Taiao Aotearoa website]

  • Graphs, maps, tables, and more detailed scientific descriptions of our key findings.

Datasets [MfE Data Service]

  • Conduct your own analysis of the data.


Read the media release [PDF, 277 KB] From Stats NZ and the Ministry for the Environment.

Watch the presentation on You Tube

Environment Aotearoa 2015

This reporting provides an overall picture of our environment across the air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water, land, and marine domains including interactions between domains. 

Marine information

Infographic – New Zealand’s environment at a glance 

Key findings on marine - Environment Aotearoa 2015

Marine chapter – Environment Aotearoa 2015

Marine indicators [Environmental indicators Te Taiao Aotearoa website]

Datasets – Marine [MfE Data Service] 

Find out more

For the latest national environmental reporting on air, atmosphere and climate, fresh water and land, see the Environmental reporting homepage.