Strategic Goals and Outcomes
The Fisheries 2030 goal and outcomes guide our approach to fisheries management and provide more certainty to tangata whenua and stakeholders as they make decisions about investments and activities. The range and extent of the differing fisheries interests, uses, and values mean that all stakeholders, whether commercial, amateur, or customary fishers, or those with primarily environmental interests, have a role to play in achieving the sector outcomes, and ultimately, the fisheries goal.
We have identified the principal areas in which our activities contribute to the Fisheries 2030 goal and outcomes. The Ministry’s contribution to each of the fisheries sector supporting outcomes is as the Government’s principal adviser on fisheries management and provider of services to maintain effective management of New Zealand’s fisheries.
The inter-related Ministry outcomes are:
Maximise current benefits from the use of fisheries.
Maximise future benefits from the use of fisheries.
Better manage the adverse impacts of fishing on the aquatic environment.
Deliver the Government’s fisheries and aquaculture obligations to Māori more effectively.
Build increasingly trusted and effective fisheries management.
All the Ministry outcomes are of high importance. There are close connections between each of the outcomes, which have their own particular focus but which must also be balanced against one another to meet the overall sector goal. A balance is required between:
- short-term and long-term use,
- different forms of use – commercial, amateur, customary, and
- use and adverse effects on the environment.
The delivery of the five Ministry outcomes as a whole will ensure the Ministry is contributing to achieving the overall goal for the fisheries sector.
The Ministry will strive to achieve these outcomes and be accountable for the activities we contribute to them.
Table 1 sets out the Ministry outcomes with the closely linked fisheries sector supporting outcomes.