Marine Institutions and Governance

Research paper into international and regional examples of how marine governance is implemented and the relative success of different models. It will conclude with recommendations for Australia, including the States, and New Zealand. Research will include examples beyond the environmental sector that could then be applied to the oceans, ie – how does a business risk manage a product line?

  • Extremely relevant and timely as various Australian States and the New Zealand government review approaches to marine management and the structure of implementing bodies.
  • The aim of the report is to facilitate implementation of best practice marine governance.  This is particularly necessary given the intensifying pressure to “cut green tape”, a potentially significant risk to the ocean’s natural capital.