On Wednesday 2 July 2014 the Institute hosted a meeting with Dr Todd Capson, a marine scientist working with the US-based Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. This discussion has now been published as a series of videos on our Youtube channel. During the meeting Dr Capson addressed the implications of ocean acidification for aquaculture industries in the US and in New Zealand, as well as the broader changes taking place in international oceans policy.
Dr Todd Capson was asked to introduce himself and to answer four questions. This was followed by an open discussion.
- What keeps him awake at night over ocean management?
- How he thinks ocean policy may play out over the next 20–30 years?
- How he thinks ocean management should play out over the next 20–30 years?
- What New Zealand/New Zealanders might do to contribute?
In addition to Institute staff we also invited the speakers from our One Ocean event: Ann McCrone (WWF New Zealand), Bronwyn Golder (Pew Charitable Trusts) and James Palmer (Ministry for the Environment). You can view their talks from this event on our YouTube playlist. Bronwyn and Ann were able to join us however James was already committed. In his place Nic Hill and Pierre Tellier, also from MfE, joined us. Also present were representatives from the US Embassy in Wellington who were kind enough to organise this meeting.
From 24 June to 9 July 2014 Dr Capson undertook a brief tour of New Zealand raising awareness of recent developments in oceans policy in the United States and internationally and also served as a keynote speaker at the Otago Foreign Policy School on 28 June 2014.
To find out more about the Institute’s ocean management project please take a look at our One Ocean Project page. A more detailed account of our meeting with Dr Capson can be read on our 4 July 2014 blog post here.