Observer Programme

Graham Carter made this Official Information request to Minister for Primary Industries

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Minister for Primary Industries should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Graham Carter

Dear Minister for Primary Industries,
We request an answer for the following questions please.
1. Job description of observers
2. Description of any compliance activities that observers are required to undertake
3. List of improvements to observer standards from 2011-2016

4. Total number of FTE observers employed for each year, from 2005-2016
5. Total number of FTE observers on casual zero hour contracts for each year from 2005-2016.
6. Total number of FTE observers on full time permanent contracts for each year, from 2005-2016.
7. The number of observers currently employed who have dishonesty and/or drug convictions.
8. The number of FTE observers who resigned for each year, from 2005-2016
9. The number of FTE observers who were dismissed for each year, from 2005-2016
10. The number of observers not given trips or work because of talking to journalists/media.
11. Total number of inshore observer trips undertaken for each year, from 2005-2016
12. Total number of deepsea observer trips undertaken for each year, from 2005-2016
13. Total number of inshore observer days budgeted for each year, from 2005-2016.
14. Total number of inshore observer days undertaken for each year, from 2005-2016
15. Total number of deepsea observer days budgeted for each year, from 2005-2016
16. Total number of deepsea observer days undertaken for each year, from 2005-2016
17. Number of violations reported by observers on inshore vessels for each year, from 2005-2016
18. Number of violations reported by observers on deepsea vessels for each year from 2005-2016
19. List of the types of violations reported for each year, from 2005-2016
20. Number of prosecutions from observer reported violations on inshore vessels for each year, from 2005 to 2016
21. Number of prosecutions from observer reported violations on deepsea vessels for each year, from 2005-2016

22. The level of compliance with the observer programme (i.e. low, medium, high), in the inshore sector for each year, from 2005-2015
23. The level of compliance with the observer programme (i.e. low, medium, high), in the FCV sector for each year, from 2005-2016
24. The level of compliance with the observer programme (i.e. low, medium, high), in the deepsea sector for each year, from 2005-2016
25. Number of observers who complained of being assaulted from 2005-2016
26. Number of observers who reported that they may have been drugged on a fishing vessel from 2005-2016
27. Number of observers who reported being pressured not to report dumping and nonreporting from 2005 to 2016
27. Number of observers who declined to sail on a fishing vessel and the reasons why, from 2005-2016

Yours faithfully,

Graham Carter

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From: N Guy (MIN)
Minister for Primary Industries

Good afternoon,

On behalf of Hon Nathan Guy, thank you for your email.

The Minister is considering your request in accordance with the Official Information Act and will reply to you in due course.

Kind regards,

Millie Carr
Private Secretary | Office of Hon Nathan Guy
MP for Otaki | Minister for Primary Industries| Minister for Racing
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18888 | Wellington 6160
DDI: (04) 817 9139

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From: Millie Carr

Good afternoon,

Your request has been transferred to the Ministry for Primary Industries under section 14 of the Official Information Act 1982.

Any further correspondence to you on your request will come from the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Kind regards,

Millie Carr
Private Secretary | Office of Hon Nathan Guy
MP for Otaki | Minister for Primary Industries| Minister for Racing
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18888 | Wellington 6160
DDI: (04) 817 9139

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Good morning Graham,

On behalf of Peter McCarthy, Chief Legal Adviser, please find attached an
extension to your request for official information.

 

Adviser Official Information Act
Ministerials and Business Support Group | Office of the Director General

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua

Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand

 

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From: Graham Carter

Dear Official Information Act,

FAILURE TO RESPOND IN EXTENDED TIMEFRAME

We have requested an Official Info Request from your department and we stand by our allegations of corruption and collusion and have the evidence to support the allegation.

We would like to point out that by law you were required to have responded promptly to our request for information, which you have failed to do.

It would appear that your department is deliberately postposing this request and not responding with the required information, and we believe that certain parts of the information will be particularly embarrassing and are likely to reveal the high levels of corruption and collusion with regards the business sector of the community.

Our information request has been dragged out for well over 40 days, which is an extraordinary long time given the relevant simple nature of the questions we have asked.

Choosing to ignore this request does not mean that it will go away
.
Your attention to this matter would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Carter

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From: Graham Carter

Dear Official Information Act,

FAILURE TO RESPOND IN EXTENDED TIMEFRAME

We have requested an Official Info Request from your department and we stand by our allegations of corruption and collusion and have the evidence to support the allegation.

We would like to point out that by law you were required to have responded promptly to our request for information, which you have failed to do.

It would appear that your department is deliberately postposing this request and not responding with the required information, and we believe that certain parts of the information will be particularly embarrassing and are likely to reveal the high levels of corruption and collusion with regards the business sector of the community.

Our information request has been dragged out for well over 40 days, which is an extraordinary long time given the relevant simple nature of the questions we have asked.

Choosing to ignore this request does not mean that it will go away and our next complaint will be to the ombudsman.
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Your attention to this matter would be appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Graham Carter

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From: Niki Wright


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Dear Graham Carter,

 

On behalf of Peter McCarthy, Chief Legal Adviser, please find attached
response to your official information request regarding the fisheries
observer programme

 

Sincerely,

 

Niki Wright | Senior Advisor-Official Information Act

Ministerials & Business Support | Office of the Director-General
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua

Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140

 

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