Fulbright New Zealand, IPANZ and the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy Board invite you to the first in a series of public seminars by this year’s six Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellows in Public Policy.
Caroline Park is Deputy Section Chief for Sustainable Fisheries at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Arlington, Virginia. During Caroline’s Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she has been based at the Ministry for Primary Industries (formerly the Ministry of Fisheries), researching US and New Zealand approaches to sustainable fisheries.
Managing marine fisheries is a complicated and expensive undertaking. Scientific research, enforcement, policy and administrative services are needed to address a broad range of fishery management challenges. These challenges include ensuring the sustainability of fish stocks, providing for the use of fishery resources by different sectors and mitigating the effects of fishing on the marine environment. Domestic and international mandates regarding ocean resources are dynamic, continually changing to reflect societal views.
The question for New Zealand and the United States is how to meet these challenges with ever-constrained financial resources. New Zealand’s answer, in part, has been to devolve certain responsibilities to commercial fisheries stakeholders. This report looks at service delivery models that have been adopted and how views on the role of the Crown and risk factored into those decisions. The report also compares approaches to fisheries management in US and New Zealand legislation.
Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowships in Public Policy are for outstanding mid-career professionals from the United States of America to research, travel and gain practical experience in public policy in New Zealand for seven months, during which time they are hosted at relevant government agencies in Wellington and work towards publishing a policy report. Their reports are launched at a series of seminars, and are subsequently available to download from the Fulbright New Zealand website.
There are six Ian Axford Fellowship seminars in 2012:
The seminars are jointly presented by Fulbright New Zealand and IPANZ. Tea and coffee will be provided.