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.
|Alison Henry||Roundtable co-chair/SWG|
|Katrina Goddard||Roundtable co-chair/SWG|
|Barry Torkington||Recreational fishing|
|Kirsty Woods||Commercial fishing|
|John Burton||Freshwater/land use|
|Arthur Hinds||Freshwater/land use|
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.
|Technical Report 1 - Collation of Background Information||PDF [1MB]|
|Technical Report 2 - Synthesis of Issues and Options||PDF [530KB]|
Advisor presentations to the Biodiversity/Biosecurity Roundtable are loaded below.
Dr Graeme Inglis
|Dr Nick Shears
University of Auckland
Ministry for Primary Industries
|September 2014||Dr Mark Morrison
|Why do we need no-take zones for Marine Spatial Plan||Dr Roger Grace
|Freshwater fish communities and the Hauraki Gulf||Dr Paul Franklin
|Sea change for sea birds||Chris Gaskin / Dr Matt Rayner
Kiwi Wildlife Tours NZ / Behavioural Ecologist
Pterodroma Pelagics NZ / NIWA
|Marine mammals and habitat use||Dr Rochelle Constantine
Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science - NIWA
|August 2014||Ecosystem Services for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Spatial Plan||
Dr Michael Townsend
Dr Judi Hewitt
|July 2014||Methods of predicting species distribution for marine spatial planning: What lies beneath||Clinton Duffy
Marine Ecosystems Team
Department of Conservation