The links below lead to some of the Ministry's publications. Other publications about specific topics can be found in other sections of the web site. You can find them by searching or using the site map.
Our mission and strategy is explained in the publications in this section. They include our statements of intent and annual reports, consultation and decision documents we publish as part of the process to decide what fisheries services and research will be done, and briefing papers for the Minister of Fisheries.
Each year we present a report to Parliament that details our position at the end of the financial year. It also includes information about our work and plans for the future.
The Ministry produces a SOI every year This publication looks out over the next four years and sets out the Ministry of Fisheries’ core role and how it will work with a wide range of parties who participate in government planning and decision-making in fisheries management
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Production and Trade Quarterly Report gives a snapshot of the performance of the seafood sector over the previous 12 months.
The State of Our Fisheries: Summary 2008 reports on the management of New Zealand's fisheries now and into the future
This briefing provides an overview of the fisheries sector and the key issues likely to come before the Minister of Fisheries over the next three years. It details the contribution of the Ministry of Fisheries to the Government's role in the fisheries sector, and its marine biosecurity responsibilities.
These documents were produced as part of the consultation process for proposed fisheries services for 2006/2007, including fisheries research services.
Strategy for managing the environmental effects of fishing
The purpose of the Ministry of Fisheries Strategy for Managing the Environmental Effects of Fishing is to:
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