Fraser Stobie

AuthorFraser Stobie

Fraser Stobie is an Auckland based environmental consultant who specialises in fisheries, aquaculture and marine conservation related projects. Strong tertiary qualifications underpin practical experience across strategy and economic growth initiatives, science, innovation, and stakeholder engagement. Significant recent experience includes the development of bycatch-free fishing gear, the investment case for offshore mussel farms, and critical aquaculture infrastructure upgrades in the Thames-Coromandel and Tasman Regions. Fraser also co-ordinates the Tamaki Estuary Environmental Forum.

The value proposition of the Blue Economy for local communities

Fostering the 4 Well-Beings In my last article I touched on what it means for the ocean economy to be blue; exploring definitions of the Blue Economy and highlighting in particular, the need for sustainable growth in our oceans to meet a variety of economic, social, cultural and environmental outcomes. In this article, I explore how local communities can benefit from the Blue Economy and...

Blue is the new Green

In this series of articles on the Blue Economy, marine sector environmental consultant, Fraser Stobie, unlocks some new thinking about the world’s aquatic economy, here’s the first article. The Blue Economy first started receiving attention as a stand-alone concept in 2012 as the world contended with sudden growth in ocean economies intermingled with increasingly rapid deterioration of...

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