OUTPUT CLASS - MARINE BIOSECURITY
This output class covers the services related to the management of risks to marine biosecurity, and focuses on outputs that contribute to the goal of protecting the marine environment.
Provide policy advice on building a marine biosecurity system and contribute to achieving the Biodiversity Strategy.
This will include:
- measures to prevent organisms arriving, detect organisms if they do arrive, respond to those incursions and manage pest species
- manage contracts for services delivered by other parties, including enforcement activities and scientific research
- monitor compliance with New Zealand biosecurity requirements
- provide advice on regulatory measures for marine biosecurity.
NOTE: Effective from November 2004, the Ministry's marine biosecurity functions were transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The above comments and financial performance figures cover the period from 1 July 2004 to the date of transfer.