GLOSSARY OF TERMS
ACE Annual Catch Entitlement. It confers upon the commercial fisher an entitlement to harvest a quantity of fish, aquatic life, seaweed or other stock, taken in accordance with a fishing permit and any conditions and limitations imposed by or under the Fisheries Act 1996.
APEC Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation.
Aquatic ecosystem Natural system of interacting aquatic life within the biological and physical aquatic environment.
Aquatic environment The natural and biological resources comprising any aquatic ecosystem and including all aquatic life and the oceans, seas, coastal areas, intertidal areas, estuaries, rivers, lakes and other places where aquatic life exists.
CCAMLR The Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
Cost recovery The recovery of costs from the commercial fishing industry under the principles defined in the Fisheries Act 1996.
Customary fishing regulations Either the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 or the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999.
Deemed Values Charges for fish caught in excess of quota holding.
FAO United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Individual Transferable Quota A property right within the Quota Management System, which can be traded and transferred.
Māori customary fishing Non-commercial fishing exercised in accordance with tikanga Māori, as codified in the draft customary regulations.
Mātaitai reserve An identified traditional fishing ground established as a reserve under either the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 or the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999. A mātaitai reserve may be managed by tangata whenua for non-commercial purposes, through bylaws approved by the Minister.
OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Outcomes The impacts on, or the consequences for, the community, of the outputs or activities of the Government.
Outputs The goods or services produced by a department, Crown agency, Office of Parliament, or other person or body.
The end product or service produced by a process, which is delivered to meet the needs of stakeholders.
Output class Individual outputs are combined into groups or classes of outputs that form a common set of goods and services.
Quota A tradeable property right to harvest particular species of fish.
Quota Management System (QMS) The system used to manage New Zealand's commercial fisheries.
Stakeholder An individual, group or organisation that is impacted on by the processes and/or outputs of an organisation.
Statement of Intent Presented to Parliament at the same time as the Budget, the Statement of Intent sets out the vision for the department, the strategic direction over the next five years and what is to be achieved in the coming year.
Sustainability The sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources means:
maintaining the potential of fisheries resources to meet the reasonably foreseeable needs of future generations
avoiding, remedying or mitigating any adverse effects of fishing on the aquatic environment.
Taiapure Taiapure/local fisheries are established under Part IX of the Fisheries Act 1996, where a committee nominated by the local Maori community may recommend the making of regulations to manage all types of fishing.
Tangata kaitiaki/tiaki Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki Means any person or persons appointed under the customary fishing regulations to manage customary food gathering or a ma- taitai reserve.
Total Allowable Catch (TAC) The amount of fish able to be taken in any one year without impairing the future sustainable yields of the resource.
Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) The amount of fish able to be taken in any one year by the commercial fisheries sector.
Utilisation In terms of the Fisheries Act 1996, utilisation means conserving, using, enhancing and developing fisheries resources to enable people to provide for their social, economic and cultural well-being.