Abstract for: Mapping connectivity and risks within marine sectors to explore a transition to a sustainable (‘blue’) marine economy

Primary industry exports and tourism make up the bulk of New Zealand's economic output. The marine economy is a part of this and this work mapped the interconnectivity of three sectors of the marine economy - wild fisheries, farmed fishers and tourism. CLDs were used as an accessible tool for helping a wide variety of audiences understand the relationships within their sector, and to explore risks relating to those sectors, particularly as that may relate to transitioning to a sustainable 'Blue' marine economy in the future.