Departmental Output Expense - Fisheries Policy Advice
This includes the services that ensure development and review of policy and legal frameworks to enable best value from the sustainable and efficient use of fisheries resources.
Provide and improve a conceptual framework for the sustainable and efficient use of fisheries resources.
Participate in the development and review of international frameworks, and implement the decisions in a domestic context.
Provide services to the Minister of Fisheries and Select Committees as required.
In 2006/07, the appropriation for this departmental output expense is $6,815,000, an increase of $739,000 over the 2005/06 SOI.
Explanation of year on year changes
New Zealand fisheries policy advice provided
For 2006/07 this output includes additional funding of $150,000 per annum to enable the Ministry to support the Crown's initiatives to address applications by whānau, hapū and iwi for Territorial Customary rights and Customary Rights Orders.
In addition, the Ministry will also participate in, and contribute to, the increased individual treaty settlement negotiations arising from the increased work programme of the Office of Treaty Settlements, but it will do this with funding drawn from a reprioritisation of its existing baseline.
International fisheries policy advice provided
This output includes the costs associated with the secondment of a Ministry official to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization for a period of up to three years ($285,000 in 2006/07) and funding to cover increased participation in international fisheries arrangements.