Ministry Performance 2008/2009
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 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.
In order to determine the cost recovery levies payable for 2009/10, the Ministry consulted with stakeholders on the fisheries services proposed for the year. Following this, there was a separate review with the commercial sector on the levies to be paid for each fish stock.
The amount recovered through cost recovery levies is classified as Crown Revenue and is accounted for through the non-departmental financial schedules included later in this report.