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Ministerial portfolio

Oceans and Fisheries

Minister for Oceans and Fisheries
Current Minister:
Hon David Parker

Responsibilities include the management of New Zealand's fisheries (including aquaculture), providing for use while ensuring sustainability of those resources for the benefit of New Zealand as a whole, and responsibility for oceans policy.


Fisheries New Zealand, which is a business unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries, provides support for this portfolio.


Vote Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety


Aquaculture Reform (Repeals and Transitional Provisions) Act 2004

Driftnet Prohibition Act 1991

Fisheries Act 1983

Fisheries Act 1996

Fisheries (Quota Operations Validation) Act 1997

Fishing Industry Board Act 1963

Kaikōura (Te Tai o Marokura) Marine Management Act 2014

Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004

Māori Fisheries Act 2004

Treaty of Waitangi (Fisheries Claims) Settlement Act 1992

Last updated: 
Friday, 6 November 2020

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