ACE: Annual Catch Entitlement
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.
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.
A plan approved by the Minister of Fisheries under section 11A of the Fisheries Act 1996.
are those groups who derive value from the use of fisheries resources or have a strong interest in the sustainable utilisation of fisheries resources, and includes commercial, customary and recreational fishers, and environmental interests.
means a person appointed under the customary fishing regulations who can authorise customary non-commercial food gathering. The term includes Tangata Tiaki/Kaitiaki under the Fisheries (South Island Customary Fishing) Regulations 1999, and Tangata Kaitiaki/Tiaki under the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998.
specify what the government, tangata whenua and stakeholders want to achieve for specific fisheries (the objectives), and associated implementation strategies and services (including
research, regulations and compliance) to achieve the objectives.
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 ma-taitai reserve may be managed by tangata whenua for non-commercial purposes, through bylaws approved by the Minister.
Relationship managers appointed to improve the Ministry’s formal relationships with Ma-ori based on the Crown’s obligations under the Deed of Settlement and Treaty of Waitangi settlements.
RFMO: Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
is the term used to describe multilateral organisations with responsibility for coordinating management of highly migratory fish stocks and fish stocks that straddle national fisheries
in relation to a particular area, means the hapu, or iwi, that is Maori and holds mana whenua (customary authority) over that area.
Statement of Intent (SOI)
The SOI sets out the vision for the department, the strategic direction over the next three years and what is to be achieved in the coming year.
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.