Research Planning and Contracting Process

The Ministry for Primary Industries contracts around $20 - $22.5 million of research each year. 1874  Much of this cost is recovered from the fishing industry. Research is determined by fisheries managers, who take advice from science staff, and is carried out by different fisheries. For example, deepwater fisheries have had a 10-year research programme in place for four years. The projects identified in the research plan are contracted out to science providers. The draft results of each research contract are considered by the relevant science working group (see below) before finalisation. 

  1. MPI, 2017

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