Provisional Conference Programme

Wednesday 11 February

Thursday 12 February
Friday 13 February

Wednesday February 11th, 1998

8:00-9:00am Registrations
9:15Official Opening by Dame Cath Tizard
Welcome from organisers and housekeeping
Preferred futures

Ecosystem Approaches to Management of Human Impacts on the Marine Environment
9:45am Paul Dayton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Some impacts of fishing on the environment
10:30-11:00am Tea/coffee
11:00-11:45amLarry Merculieff, Bering Sea Coastal Coalition - Ecosystem Management in the Bering Sea
11:45-12.30pmCharlotte de Fontaubert and Shannon Kearns,experts in international marine law, Washington D.C. - Managing Marine Resources Under International Law


Lunch - provided at the Plaza International


Aspirations for the Future: Preferred Futures
  • Customary Maori
  • Commercial aspirations
  • Recreational
  • Science
  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental
Discussion from the floor

3:00-3:30 Tea/coffee
3:30-5:15 Workshops: Preferred Futures for the Marine Environment and Ecosystem Management
Personal Preferred futures
Group discussion of preferred futures and finding common threads


Reception: Hosted by the Speaker of the House, Right Honourable Doug Kidd, Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings


Thursday February 12th, 1998

Present Reality

State of the Marine Environment/Indicators

8:30-8:55am Denise Church, CEO, Ministry for the Environment - State of the Marine Environment and Marine Ecosystem Indicators
8:55-9:35am Simon Thrush, Marine ecologist, NIWA - Identifying the effects of fishing on marine communities
9:35-10:10am Trevor Ward, CSIRO, Perth - Achieving the preferred future for our ocean ecosystems
10:10-10:30am Key themes from Workshops on Preferred Futures
10:30-11:00am Tea/coffee

Parallel Presentation Sessions

Fisheries, Fishing Impacts

11:00-11:25am Marine management and the Quota Management System
Cath Wallace, School of Business and Public Management, Victoria University of Wellington
11:25-11:50am Management of the New Zealand Pelagic and Deepwater Longline Fisheries with Particular Reference to the catches of non-target species and the interaction that occur with non-fish species
Richard Cade, Consultant
11:50- 12:15pm An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Fisheries Management
Michael Bathgate and Associate Professor P. Ali Memon
Geography Department, University of Otago
12:15- 12:30pm Discussion from the floor

Methods & Indicators

11:00-11:25am Benthos: a datalogger of marine environmental health
Chris Battershill and Dennis Gordon - NIWA
11:25-11:50am Improving the statistical power of visual length estimates of fish reef: a comparison of divers and stereovideo
Euan Harvey - Department of Marine Sciences, University of Otago and David Fletcher - Department of Mathematics and statistics, University of Otago and Mark Shortis - Department of Geomatics, University of Melbourne
11:50-12:15pmThe oceans: pelagic plastics and other synthetic marine debris - a chronic problem
Murray R. Gregory, University of Auckland
12:15-12:30pm Discussion from the floor

Land Management and Coasts

11:00-11:25amCoastal management in New Zealand-preserving the natural character; Problems and alternatives
N.J. Thomson
11:25-11:50am Preserving the natural character of estuaries and other sensitive coastal environments
Chris Richmond-Department of Conservation and Victoria Froude-Pacific Ecological Resource Management Consultants
11:50-12:15pm Saltmarsh Restoration and Management - I.D Marsden - Zoology Department, University of Canterbury and C Heremaia - Waste Management Unit, Christchurch City Council
12:15-12:30pm Discussion from the floor

12:30-1:30 Lunch - Delegates own arrangements

Parallel Presentation Sessions
Law and Policy
1:30-2:00pm Ecosystem Management Principles: Inside and outside NZ's 12 nautical mile limit
Barry Weeber - Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
2:00-2:30pm Conservation Services Levies and the management of Protected Species By-catch in New Zealand Fisheries
Mike Donoghue - External Relations Divisions, Department of Conservation
2:30-3:00pm The concept of straddling stocks and its application to the CCAMLR region
Jeanette Johanson-IASOS and Antarctic CRC, University of Tasmania (to be confirmed)
3:00-3:30pm Discussion from the floor

Context & Management

1:30-2:00pm Fisheries Production, Trade and Environmental Management: A Review of relations between the European Union and New Zealand
Kwame Mfodwo, Environment and Management Programme, University of Waikato
2:00-2:30pm New Zealand Fur Seals: treasure, resource and vermin
Chris Lalas - Sanford South Island Ltd and Corey J. A. Bradshaw - Department of Zoology, University of Otago
2:30-3:00pm Where there's mullock there's gold: Long term changes in the distribution of biogenic reefs (mullock) and oysters (gold) in Foveaux Strait caused by dredging for oysters
John Cranfield, Keith Michael and Milton Roderique - NIWA
3:00-3:30pm Discussion from the Floor

Marine Protected Areas
1:30-2:00pm Oceans Management: Lessons from the Great Barrier Reef
Ian McPhail, - Chair, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2:00-2:30pm Developing a network of Marine Reserves for New Zealand
Kathy Walls - Northern Regional Office, Department of Conservation
2:30-3:00pmA system of marine reserves: the opportunity and the obligation.
Bill Ballantine - Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland

3:00-3:30pm Discussion from the Floor

3:0-4:00pm Tea/coffee
4:00-5:30pm Workshops
  • Fishing & Impacts
  • Invasive Species
  • Pollution and Marpol
  • Coastal Management and the RMA
  • Research, SER and Indicators
  • Protected Species and Ecosystems
  • Institutional Arrangements
Conference Dinner at the Plaza International Hotel

Friday 13 February 1998

Closing the Gap

How do we get there?

8:30-9:10amShane Jones,Muriwhenua iwi, Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commissioner-Maori, the industry, and fishing
9.10-9.30am Key Issues from Workshops on Present Reality

Community & Expert Involvement in Ocean & Coastal Management
9:30-9:55am Community and Expert Involvement in Marine and Coastal Management
C. Bell, T. Flaherty and D. M. Tarte
9:55-10:20am 'Kia ora tonu te 'mauri' o te moana Pikopiko I Whiti mo ake tonu' - To maintain and enhance the life-force of the inner sea of the Bay of Islands for all time
Maiki Marks, Secretary, policy and planning, Kororareka Marae Society Incorporated
10:20-10:50am Tea/coffee
10:50-11:15am Restoration of the Port Waikato sand dunes: a community based rehabilitation project
H. Spence, G. Lower, J. Dahm and E. O'Callaghan
11:15-11:40am Neighbourhood Biology: "on line" and "in the field" services about our local ecology
Mary Gardner
11:40-12:05pm Future Options for the Department of Conservation in Conserving New Zealands Marine Environment
Jim Nicolson, Conservation Policy Division, Department of Conservation
12:05-12:25pm Discussion from the floor

12:25-1:25pm Lunch - Delegates' own arrangements

Solutions and way forward
1:25-1:40pm Opportunities and responsibilities
Pat Helm, Policy Advisor, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
1:40-1:55pm Issues for the Future
Cath Wallace - School of Business and Public Management, Victoria University of Wellington
1:55- 2:15Opportunities and Responsibilities - to be confirmed
2:15-3:15pm Panel 1:
Information needs, Management Scales and sizes
3:15-3:45pm Tea/coffee
3:45-4:45 Panel 2:
Management needs: Institutions and instruments, Community Involvement and pathways to the future
4:45-5:15pm Close of Conference - Where is the Common Ground and the Route to Preferred Futures? Brief summing up of messages, themes, constraints and options

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