New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society and New Zealand Marine Sciences Society – Key closing messages

A combined meeting of the New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society (NZFSS)
and the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society (NZMSS) held in Hamilton last
week identified a critical gap relating to research and management of
estuaries. NZFSS and NZMSS are professional bodies that support science for
management of New Zealand’s freshwater, coastal and deep ocean systems.
The theme of the conference was “Aquatic Science at the Interface” and
the opening plenary speaker, Dr Clive Howard-Williams, Chief Scientist of
Freshwater and Estuaries at NIWA, set the scene with a focus on New
Zealand’s 300 estuaries which lie at the interface of rivers and lakes
with the sea.

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