Department of Conservation: Administration of the Conservation Services Programme – Follow-up audit.

In December 2002, I presented a report to the House of Representatives on administration of the Conservation Services Programme by the Department of Conservation.

The report largely examined those aspects of the Conservation Services Programme that affected commercial fishing operations, following a request for an inquiry from the New Zealand Seafood Industry Council Limited.

More than 2 years later, I considered it timely to go back to the Department of Conservation, and the Ministry of Fisheries, to see what progress had been made in implementing my recommendations.

It is encouraging to see that the Department and the Ministry have implemented the majority of those recommendations.

I thank staff of the Department of Conservation, the Ministry of Fisheries, and the other organisations involved, for their assistance and co-operation.


K B Brady
Controller and Auditor-General

1 February 2005

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