The marine economy shows the contribution marine-based economic activities make to the New Zealand economy as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). Measuring the marine economy shows how New Zealand’s marine environment is used to generate economic activity and how this changes over time. However, these activities can be a source of pressure on New Zealand’s marine environment.
Estimates of the marine economy are often used globally as an indicator of the marine environment’s societal and economic importance (Kildow & McIlgorm, 2010; Suris-Regueiro et al, 2013).
This indicator measures the contribution of marine-related industries to New Zealand’s marine economy. Currently measurable activity categories are:
· offshore minerals
· fisheries and aquaculture
· marine services
· marine tourism and recreation
· government and defence.
More information on this dataset and how it relates to our environmental reporting indicators and topics can be found in the attached data quality pdf.
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