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The goals of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Department of Conservation’s (DOC’s) Inshore Observer Programme (the Programme) are to:
- inform management of impacts from fishing on protected species (seabirds and marine mammals in particular) by identifying and quantifying interactions, and assessing the effectiveness of mitigation measures, where appropriate;
- minimise adverse effects of fishing on the aquatic environment, including on biological diversity; and
- inform management of fish stocks by gathering biological and other information.