BlueIwiProject Management

Chatham Rock Phosphate (Managing the response to a proposal for Deep Sea Phosphate Mining)

Envirostrat successfully led the response of New Zealand’s largest tribe to a proposal for deep sea phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise, NZ. Developed and executed a strategy to refute the evidence presented by the applicant through a 3 month hearing process, including engaging and managing experts in economics, ecology, ecotoxicology, planning, and international best practice. There were a number of unresolved issues, including the impact on existing fisheries and cultural interests, the need for adaptive management in the context of very large infrastructure development, restoration techniques using the precautionary principle, and the reliance of modelling as a proxy for…
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueInternationalProject Management

Programme Mobilisation – Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund (World Bank Group)

Envirostrat was engaged to design the multi-year, multi-country Coastal Fisheries Initiative Challenge Fund work program to ensure it is implemented efficiently and effectively around the main components of the programme: Fisheries investment criteria and responsible investor dialogues; investment advisory facility; knowledge management and learning, monitoring and strategic communications. This required identifying and establishing project management controls consistent with World Bank operational policies and procedures.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueImpact Project DevelopmentPrivate Sector

Bycatch- Free Fish Trap- Feasibility assessment

Envirostrat led the development and testing of the prototype of a bycatch-free fish trap. The trap is designed to improve the selectivity of commercial fishing by eliminating bycatch of non-target species and juvenile fish, and removes risk to seabirds, and impacts on marine mammals. Envirostrat thoroughly investigated the feasibility of the device and carried out a trial of the prototype in the Leigh Harbour lasting 5 months to test its effectiveness in meeting the success criteria for the project. A number of challenges with the design aspects of the prototype were identified and solutions to fix these were provided to…
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueImpact Project DevelopmentIwi

Mussel Spat Farm Investment Case – 90 Mile Beach

EnviroStrat prepared the Investment Case for an open ocean 1,200 ha Mussel Spat Farm off 90 Mile Beach for three far north tribes and the aquaculture sector to address a critical risk to future growth of the mussel sector. EnviroStrat worked with the three tribes, industry, stakeholders, and MPI, as well as potential investors throughout the process. The investment case involved strategic assessment, consideration of social, environmental, cultural and economic factors, detailed financial modelling, legal analysis and engineering design.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueImpact Project DevelopmentPrivate Sector

Feasibility of seafood sector Impact Investment in the Hauraki Gulf

Envirostrat led a study, funded by Foundation North, into the feasibility of impact investment to provide the pathway to a high value, low impact seafood sector in the Hauraki Gulf. This included several elements of the fishery sector; shelving fishing quota, converting the current trawling fleet to more sustainable methods, development of high value salt water fishing tourism, development of fin fish aquaculture, and the creation of a sustainable fishery brand for the Hauraki Gulf.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BluePrivate SectorResearch & Analysis

Deepwater group seabird analysis

Envirostrat produced a paper on behalf of Deepwater Group Ltd to provide an independent collation and summary of existing risk assessments and associated data and information arising from the interaction of seabirds and marine mammals with the New Zealand deep-water fleet. It identifies and prioritises risks and explores extant and untested mitigation measures for the deep-water fleet, which will allow the Deepwater Group to prioritise future operational improvements in a targeted manner, recognising both the level and consequence of risk.
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020
BlueCentral GovernmentResearch & Analysis

Economic Impact Joint Venture Studies

As part of the National Government freshwater reforms, Envirostrat ran a team of economists, scientists and social scientists with an overall budget of several million dollars developing a series of integrated economic models to assess the implications of different policy scenarios across a range of uses of fresh water. Envirostrat’s role was highly complex and involved managing >35 contracts in excess of $2.5M. The programme was run in a series of joint ventures between local councils, sector groups and central government agencies (MPI, MFE, DOC), and linking science, policy, and economics with government decision making. The ability to synthesise multiple…
Envirostrat
February 12, 2020