Ministry performance 2005/2006
This section of the report details the output expense service performance and financial performance of the Ministry's departmental activities. It also provides a report on the non-departmental funds managed by the Ministry of Fisheries.
The Ministry receives Parliamentary appropriations to cover all its activities. A significant portion of the costs of these activities is recovered through the cost recovery provisions of the Fisheries Act 1996, by way of cost recovery levies and departmental transaction charges.
The Ministry consults with fisheries stakeholders on an annual basis in order to determine the fisheries services to be delivered in the year. A separate consultation process relating to the cost recovery levies to be charged is then undertaken with the commercial fishing sector. The amount recovered through cost recovery levies is accounted for through the non-departmental financial schedules included later in this report.