15 Oct 2020

Call for 'oceans policy' for NZ

From The Panel, 4:46 pm on 15 October 2020

A Canterbury University law professor is calling for New Zealand to adopt a 'national oceans policy' and embrace a 'clean blue' image.

Karen Scott says more than 30 percent of our biodiversity is located in our oceans and the marine economy generated around $7 billion in 2017 for NZ's economy.

“We think of ourselves as having a clean green image, when really it should be a clean blue image where our marine environment is important to us."

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Photo: Supplied / DOC