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Our marine environment 2019 summary

Publication date:  October 2019
Publication reference number:  INFO 918

A six-page summary of Our marine environment 2019 which examines the most pressing issues in our oceans, seas, harbours, and coastlines. Four priority marine issues were selected for Our marine environment 2019, part of our Environmental Reporting series. The four issues are:

  1. Our native marine species and habitats are under threat
  2. Our activities on land are polluting our marine environment
  3. Our activities at sea are affecting our marine environment
  4. Climate change is affecting marine ecosystems, taonga species, and us

The report also shows that our marine environment continues to experience pressure from the combined effects of our activities.

Our marine environment 2019 is a joint report by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ.

Read the online summary of the report