Big Blue Future New Zealand

Big Blue Future New Zealand is a platform to build public support for sustainable fishing and promote ocean literacy.

Inspire the next generation of ocean heroes

Support the UN Ocean Decade aim of inspiring a generation of ocean leaders by 2030. 

Promote ocean literacy with our Te Kawa O Tangaroa resources - an ocean-centred learning programme focussed on solutions to overfishing and how we can keep our ocean teeming with life.

Te Kawa O Tangaroa - Ocean centred learning

Little blue label, big blue future

The little choices we make have a big ripple effect.

The Hoki we tuck into can help encourage ocean-friendly fishing. The shellfish we share with friends can help safeguard a species. The fish fingers we cook for our kids can help protect a whole ecosystem. The tuna we enjoy can support livelihoods and communities.

Make sure there's enough fish in the sea for the next generation. For a future full of fish, choose seafood with the blue fish tick.

Discover the story of New Zealand Hoki

New Zealand Hoki is a little known fish loved by millions around the world.

Find out how the Kaitiaki – guardians of the ocean ensure this iconic New Zealand fishery feeds people from 52 countries and helps smooth out wrinkles.


Get cooking with sustainable seafood

What you put on tonight’s menu can define what’s on tomorrow’s. When you see the blue fish tick, you’re choosing sustainable seafood that will preserve our ocean – so future generations can enjoy the same delicious meals we do.

Choose sustainable seafood with the blue fish tick

Find the blue fish tick on seafood at your local supermarket

Foodstuffs NZ, New World and Countdown



4 wholewheat tortillas
150ml passata (strained tomatoes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon oregano
3 boiled new/small potatoes
300g mozzarella cheese
200g fresh or canned MSC certified tuna
Salt- to taste (if using fresh tuna)
100g black olives
30g grated mature cheese
50g rocket
4 tablespoons olive oil- to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 220C.

2. Cover two baking sheets with baking paper and place the tortillas on top.

3. Mix the passata with olive oil, salt and oregano and spread it over the tortillas. Slice the potatoes into thin slices and place them over the pizzas. Tear over half of the mozzarella into small pieces and spread it evenly over the pizzas.

4. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and has become slightly golden (approx. 7 minutes). 

5. If you're using fresh tuna, whilst the tortillas are baking cut the raw tuna into pieces along the length, about 3x5 cm, and put salt on all sides. Fry the pieces for just under 1 minute on each side and then slice it thinly.

6. Take out the cooked tortillas and add the the fish and olives. Then tear the remaining mozzarella into small pieces and with the grated cheddar spread it evenly over the pizzas.

7. Add the rocket and drizzle with olive oil. Eat and enjoy.
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Tonfiskpizza med potatis, ruccola och oliver


When is Big Blue Future New Zealand?

Aotearoa New Zealand is a proud nation of seafood and ocean lovers. As Kiwis, we demand a sustainable future and we are willing to act on it.

Big Blue Future New Zealand is year-round. After all, our ocean needs protection more than ever!

Despite this, there are some key dates around the year to focus on a Big Blue Future, such as:

  • World Penguin Day, 25 April
  • World Ocean Day, 8 June
  • Shark Awareness Day, 14 July
  • International Antarctic Day, 1 December

Partnering for a Big Blue Future

Together, the MSC and its partners are promoting ocean literacy in schools and to the public. Visit our partners to find out more:

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