Policy for Allocation of TAC between Stakeholders
These criteria were released in August 2001 in the Final Advice
Paper from the Ministry to the Minister on the Fisheries Management
Proposals dealt with in the IPP 2001. It was overlooked by option4
and others until we read references made to the "general criteria"
throughout the IPP for 2002. When we asked for clarification we
were directed back a year to the 2001 FAP where we found it under
the section headed "Statutory Considerations and Consultation".
Why did we miss it then? Well we were entirely focused on the Ministerial
Consultative Group (MCG) process which the Minister had initiated
in March 2001. In fact the date the "Allocation of TAC between
Stakeholders" paper was released was right in the middle of
the MCG series of meeting that were occurring with the Minister
You will recall that the purpose of the MCG was to offer the Minister
a "sounding board" on Ministry policy proposals. There
was no reference whatsoever to this all important policy paper that
the Ministry was preparing at that time and in fact was released
to the Minister in the Ministries Final Advice Paper in September
2001. We feel aggrieved that there was no reference made to this
paper during the MCG. We feel slightly foolish that we did not become
aware of it until 10 months later. However, the experience has improved
our understanding of how the Ministry operates.
Our next task is to research the background to this paper and offer
some analysis of its content.
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