The Ministry's 2007/12 Statement of Intent identifies three outcomes that contribute to the achievement of the overall fisheries outcome.
Delivering on the Crown's obligations to Mäori and New Zealand's international fisheries obligations is fundamental to the Ministry. These obligations influence all activities undertaken to achieve our overall fisheries outcome and 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 http://www.fish.govt.nz/en-nz/Publications/SOI+2006-2011/default.htm.
The following sections summarise the issues and approaches to be adopted by the Ministry to achieve its three contributing outcomes. Each section is followed by a table setting out the Ministry roles and the strategies and detailed work elements that will be applied over the next few years. The right side of the table indicates which outputs in the output plan (later in this SOI) relate to the specific work elements outlined in the programme to support achievement of the outcomes.