11 November 2016
Mr Graham Carter [FYI request #4799 email]
Dear Mr Carter
Thank you for your email of 19 October 2016 requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act), the following information:
How much of our sold and consumed [seafood] in NZ is imported?
How much imported seafood is checked and tested?
What precautions are taken to ensure that anti-biotics, antifungals and antiparasitics are not in
What oversight or monitoring is done or carried out to ensure the correct regulations are
What monitoring is done to ensure that restaurants, processed fish – fish markets indicate
where their fish comes from and whether they were farmed or wild caught?
Information which answers your first question is publicly available on Statistics NZ’s website, in
the National Accounts input-output tables: http://bit.ly/2eV144s.
The tables provide information
about supply (domestically and imported) and use (in industry as well household consumption)
of fish and crustaceans.
If you require any further assistance, please get in touch via [Statistics New Zealand request email]
Statistics NZ does not hold any information relating to the remainder of your questions but
understands from the fyi website that the Ministry for Primary Industries has already provided
you with this information.
You have the right, by way of complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of
the Act, to seek an investigation and review of this response to your request.
Statistics NZ intends to publish its response to your request made under the Act on the Statistics NZ website.
This letter, with your personal details removed, will be published in its
entirety. Consistent with the Act, publishing responses increases the availability of information to
the public and helps promote balanced public debate.
Peter Dolan Senior Manager, Strategic Support
Office of the Government Statistician and Chief Executive