The Ministry is undergoing a change process. The current organisation structure can be found on the Ministry website www.fish.govt.nz
Legislation Administered by the Ministry as at 1 July 2005
The management of fisheries in New Zealand is administered through a series of Public Acts and Regulations.
Fisheries Act 1996
Fisheries (Quota Operations Validation) Act 1997
Maori Fisheries Act 1989
Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992
Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004
Aquaculture Reform (Repeals and Transitional Provisions)
In addition to the above Public Acts, the Ministry of Fisheries administers a significant number of Regulations related to the management of fisheries within New Zealand.