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The Ministerial portfolios of Agriculture, Forestry, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Aquaculture are responsible for a large number of statutory and regulatory processes arising from wide-ranging legislation. Many of these processes involve a high degree of delegated authority to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), due to MPI's technical, scientific and necessarily apolitical nature.
Legislation administered by MPI as at 1 June 2013 is listed below. Full texts are available at the New Zealand Legislation website.
In addition to these Public Acts, the Ministry administers a significant number of Regulations related to the management of fisheries within New Zealand.