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-SANZ-

Seaweed Association of New Zealand Inc.

 

 

 



Guiding Principles
To promote and ensure the ecological sustainability of seaweed in New Zealand.
To promote a sustainable and viable seaweed industry for New Zealand.

 



SANZ (Seaweed Association of New Zealand Incorporated) was formed in 1998 to provide a platform for diverse interests to combine their knowledge and expertise to ensure the ecological integrity of the marine coastal eco system was not compromised whilst promoting a sustainable seaweed industry for New Zealand.

Marine scientists, ecologists, indigenous people and industry people have all contributed to the guiding principles.  SANZ also provides a channel of communication between the NZ Government Ministry of Fisheries regulators and all interested parties.

SEAWEED ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED ARTICLES

  1. Name
  2. The name of the Association shall be Seaweed Association of New Zealand Incorporated ("the Association").

  3. Objects

The objects for which the Association is established are:

Guiding Principle

To promote and ensure the ecological sustainability of seaweed in New Zealand.

Aim 2 To promote a sustainable and viable seaweed industry for New Zealand.

Aim 3 To actively lobby for the development of an integrated national plan to recognise and protect marine ecosystems that are critical for New Zealand seaweed and other marine life.

Aim 4 To ensure a precautionary approach is adopted for the management of New Zealand seaweed.

Aim 5 To support research based ecosystem management of the New Zealand seaweed resource.

Aim 6 To collect collate and disseminate information.

Aim 7 To support research to identify New Zealand seaweed species that are economically important.

Aim 8 To promote New Zealand seaweed uses and products for sustainable development.

Aim 9 To foster productive collaborative relationships between stakeholders and with government by actively encouraging and supporting co-operative and inclusive processes, the active involvement of all stakeholders in management processes and inclusive co-management practices between government and stakeholders.

Aim 10 To promote the sustainable development of the New Zealand seaweed industry by linking harvesting opportunities and management processes to habitat stewardship and Kaitiakitanga at the community level so that local economic development is linked to the healthy carrying capacity of associated ecosystems.

Aim 11 To recognise Treaty of Waitangi obligations and to promote local community co-management practices for management of the New Zealand seaweed resource in order to facilitate the economic development of those local communities and the protection of the local marine ecosystems.

Aim 12 To promote excellence within the industry, a high level of understanding, education and information exchange about New Zealand seaweed uses and management and the protection of ecosystems.

Aim 13 To promote or oppose bills, legislation or other measures or by-laws affecting the said industry, and the interests of members in accordance with the Association’s objectives.

Aim 14 To encourage a high standard of service, honourable practice and equitable relationships among New Zealand seaweed stakeholders.

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Contact Information

Telephone         C/-  +64 7 862 8424
 
Fax                    C/-  +64 7 862 8404
 
Postal address     C/- 6 Fraser Street, Paeroa, New Zealand
 
Electronic mail   
General Information: seaweed@wave.co.nz

Webmaster:             kawakawa@wave.co.nz