Changes to New Zealands fisheries legislation provides for devolution of certain function duties and powers of the central government agency to the industry. Such a framework is creating considerable difficulty for decision-makers when developing implementation strategies. This paper reviews the innovations and approaches being taken to implement one of the specific provisions of the legislation, providing for the devolution of fisheries administration functions to approved industry delivery organization/s. It attempts to look at the correlation between industry ownership, and control of administrative systems delivery, and any increased quality of fisheries management data and decision making.
Keywords: Devolution, Outsourcing, Approved Service Delivery Organisation (ASDO).
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