Our marine environment 2019 examines the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, coastlines and estauries. Four priority marine issues have been selected for this report:
- Our native marine species and habitats are under threat
- Our activities on land are polluting our marine environment
- Our activities at sea are affecting our marine environment
- Climate change is affecting marine ecosystems, taonga species, and us.
This report also shows that our marine environment continues to experience pressure from the combined effects of our activities.
The report is produced jointly by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.