OUTPUT 54 NEW ZEALAND'S INTERNATIONAL FISHING RULES ENFORCED
A compliance capacity is provided to take action in New Zealand's international fisheries to encourage compliance and deter offending.
These actions include monitoring, detection and provision of recommendations to prosecute.
The Ministry maintains a capacity to monitor fishing activity and to investigate those cases where it is suspected that illegal activity has, or is, taking place. The purpose is to maintain the value of New Zealand's fisheries resources, to apprehend those who indulge in illegal activities and to deter others from that approach.
Output 54-performance expectations table.
All results achieved to specified quality standards.
||Actual expenditure is within the range of 90% - 110% of the budgeted amount.|
||All agreed results achieved within the specified timeframes.|
Output 54-results table.
||Quality & timeliness
Compliance monitoring and enforcement operations developed and undertaken in accordance with Compliance business policies and the Fishery Officers' Manual
|Quality undertaken in accordance with the prescriptions of the Fishery Officers' Manual. Compliance activities are of an ongoing nature.
New Zealand vessels and nationals operating beyond New Zealand waters were monitored to ensure compliance with national, and international, flag state obligations.
Foreign vessels were monitored within New Zealand waters to meet national obligations. Foreign vessels operating within regionally managed fisheries organisations were monitored, meeting New Zealand's international obligations as an RFMO member state and regional partner.
As a member state of the CCAMLR, New Zealand monitored vessels active in the vicinity of the Ross Sea area and vessels transiting to CCAMLR waters.
New Zealand continued working in partnership with regional states to develop MCS (monitoring, control and surveillance) capacity and to share information to counter illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. This remains particularly strong in the Pacific, through the Forum Fisheries Agency and the development of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and internationally, through the MCS network and High Seas Task Force.
|The 2004/05 Ministry annual report will contain summaries of operations conducted during the year
The Ministry continues to support the management of New Zealand fisheries patrols in the Antarctic and Pacific through the National Maritime Coordination Centre. Four significant operations were conducted during the period. A licensed US flagged vessel and unlicensed Taiwanese vessel were detected fishing within the NZ EEZ.
Following an investigation, these incidents were referred to their respective flag states. The Ministry detected and investigated the unauthorised fishing within the Australian EEZ by a NZ and a Cook Island flagged vessel (with NZ nationals - the Master and Mate).