Departmental output expense - Aquaculture settlement
This departmental output expense provides for the implementation of the Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.
Administration of the legislated settlement in order to:
- ensure Crown obligations in relation to the settlement are met
- provide for the durability and integrity of the settlement
- protect the relationship between the Crown and Māori
- meet the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
The Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004 provides for a settlement of Māori interests in commercial aquaculture, including the provision of 20% of new space in aquaculture management areas and the provision of 20% equivalent of existing space allocated since September 1992. The Ministry of Fisheries is responsible for implementing the Crown's obligations in the settlement.
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|Establishment of aquaculture settlement register
The Ministry has established:
- a register of pre-commencement space as at 1 January 2005
- a register of outstanding pre-moratorium decisions.
The registers have been consulted with regional councils and advised to Te Ohu Kai Moana Trustees Limited (TOKMTL).
|Calculation of the space required in each region to meet the settlement obligation
||The pre-commencement space register as at 1 January 2005, grouped by each region, has been reviewed by regional councils. TOKMTL has been advised of the register details. The register will be updated for decisions in relation to aquaculture permitting decisions under the old legislation. |
|Provision of advice to Minister on the proportion of new space to be allocated to iwi within each region, and supporting the Order-in-Council process
Advice has been provided to the Minister and the following Orders-in-Council have been gazetted:
- Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Additional Allocation of Space) Order 2006
- Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Aquaculture Settlement Register) Regulations 2006
- Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Schedule 2) Order 2006.