Strategic goal and outcomes
The Ministry’s current goal is to:
Maximise the value New Zealanders obtain through the sustainable use of fisheries resources and protection of the aquatic environment.
“Value” covers the full range of values derived from the use of fisheries resources, including economic, social and cultural values. To ensure the greatest value is obtained for New Zealand – both now and in the future – the use of fisheries resources should take place within established and enforced environmental limits, and the uses of fisheries and the needs of different stakeholders should recognise where best value can be derived.
The goal involves achievement of three outcomes:
- People are able to realise the best value from the sustainable and efficient use of fisheries.
- The health of the aquatic environment is protected.
- Credible fisheries management.
To achieve these outcomes and ensure accountability we need to:
- determine how fisheries management systems and processes can best operate to achieve the Fisheries vision
- set priorities, allocate resources and monitor progress against outcomes.
The following diagram illustrates our approach.
The section on Operating Intentions provides more detail on what we are doing to achieve these outcomes.