Katherine Short is a thought leader in marine fisheries conservation and sustainability globally, having worked deeply through WWF with the Marine Stewardship Council and ecosystem-based management of fisheries since 1996. Returning to New Zealand in 2011, she completed a sponsored Masters at Imperial College London to explore ecosystem services and seafood sustainability. Now Katherine runs F.L.O.W. Collaborative Ltd (Fisheries.Livelihoods.Oceans.Well-being) and Terra Moana Ltd, a business partnership with Tony Craig, a New Zealand seafood industry veteran, to bring collaborative natural capital and ecosystem service approaches to primary industry, including as sustainability advisers to the largest Maori seafood company, Aotearoa Fisheries Ltd.

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Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet, hold 97 percent of its water, produce more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, and absorb the most carbon. We evolved from the oceans and they are crucial for life on planet earth. The marine environment is also where we work, trade, recreate, and obtain food. […]

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