The Ministry's 2005/08 Statement of Intent identified four outcomes that contribute to the achievement of the overall fisheries outcome.
Delivering on the Crown's obligations to Māori is fundamental to the Ministry and informs all activities undertaken to support achievement of our overall fisheries outcome. For this reason the outcome relating to meeting the Crown obligations to Māori has been folded into each of the three contributing outcomes:
The health of the aquatic environment is protected.
People are able to realise the best value from the sustainable and efficient use of fisheries resources.
Credible fisheries management.
For more detailed background on this and a broader discussion on why the Ministry and Government manages fisheries, see www.fish.govt.nz/information/corp-docs/proposals/.
The section below summarises the issues and approach to be adopted by the Ministry in achieving its three contributing outcomes.