Mission Statement
Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) aims to protect New Zealand’s coastal and marine ecosystems through advocacy, education, and environmental stewardship, ensuring that they are managed sustainably and protected for future generations.

Latest Posts

  • South-East Marine Protection Forum – Have Your Say

    December 8, 2016

    The South-East is the only region in the country without any Marine Protected Area. Marine Reserves will help to ensure protection of the most iconic and ecologically significant marine habitats and and help protect the places and things people value most about the South-East coast.

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  • The case against straws

    December 3, 2016

    Most of us know that single-use plastics are a major problem which contributes greatly to marine pollution. But often times we feel powerless to help. Where do we even begin?

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  • Meet Phronima – A Parasitic Predator from the Deep

    August 5, 2016

    Picture a predator with four eyes, two pincer-like claws, and a set of sharp jaws. Its body is transparent, allowing it to blend fully into its surroundings. Its home is transparent too – providing protection while also allowing the creature to stalk its prey from within.

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  • New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka Threat Management Plan – Protect Our Sea Lions

    July 22, 2016

    A draft Threat Management Plan (TMP) for the nationally critical New Zealand sea lion/rāpoka is open for public feedback. Have you say before it's too late.

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  • The Human Risk of Plastic Fish

    May 31, 2016

    Eight million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, that’s one tonne every four minutes. At current rates plastic is set to outweigh the amount of fish in the ocean by 2050, coincidently the same year that scientists predict all sea birds will contain plastic.

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  • Bleaching Reefs and Us

    May 12, 2016

    Although tropical coral reefs don’t line New Zealand’s coasts it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t care about news of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and in particular the newest wave of coral bleaching to hit the area.

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