2. Nature and Scope of Functions
2.3 Scope of operations
The Ministry employs some 450 staff throughout New Zealand, organised into six business groups. The scope of operations for each business group is shown below.
||Scope of Operations
| Fisheries Policy
|| Providing policy advice; promoting legislative change, advising on Treaty settlements, and
undertaking strategic planning.
|| Promoting sustainable use of international fisheries and advancing New Zealand's fisheries
interests - including trade and fishing access.
| Fisheries Operations
|| Providing operational and regulatory advice (including development of fisheries plans),
developing standards, making various statutory decisions within approved legislative
constraints, supporting iwi forums and recreational forums, implementing the Fisheries Deed of Settlement, and monitoring of contracted registry services.
| Fisheries Sciences
|| Gathering and analysing information about New Zealand's fisheries, fishing, and marine
biodiversity through contracted research services
| Fisheries Compliance
|| Promoting compliance through education, liaison, surveillance, monitoring, investigation, and prosecution.
| Corporate Services
|| Providing services to support the Ministry and to discharge the Crown's obligations under
Mäori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004