From July-December 2014, six Roundtables gathered information and reported back to the Stakeholder Working Group (SWG).
Biosecurity is the management of risks posed by introduced pests and diseases, which may affect biodiversity (maintaining the variety of plant and animal species in the Gulf).
The Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable had two objectives.
The objective was to identify, manage and mitigate biosecurity threats (in fresh water, seawater or on land) including:
- shipping, boating, barging and other modes of sea transport
- fishing and aquaculture
- dredging and dumping
- introduced materials, products, produces or species.
The objective was to:
- understand the current state of the Gulf, and the threats to biodiversity
- reduce, remove, mitigate and safeguard against threats
- take an ecosystem-based approach to replenish and revive the Gulf.
This Roundtable's findings presented to the SWG can be viewed below. Please sign up for our monthly newsletters to stay in the loop.
SWG members Alison Henry and Katrina Goddard (co-chairs), Matt Ball, Dave Kellian, Lucy Tukua and Alan Proctor are members of the Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable, along with other invited participants with knowledge and expertise in island restoration management, commercial fishing sustainability, charter operations, marine ecology, seabird ecology, and whale and dolphin ecology.
The Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable was also advised by experts including:
- scientists and researchers from NIWA (the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), University of Auckland, Department of Conservation (DOC), Landcare Research, Cawthron Institute, Ministry of Primary Industries, Auckland Council, Miranda Trust, Waikato Regional Council, Auckland Museum, University of Waikato and Massey University
- planning experts from AUT and DOC.
Technical reports to the Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable are loaded below.
Advisor presentations to the Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable are loaded below.