- FishServe Fees
- Ministry for Primary Industries Levies
- Schedule of Fees
FishServe has a transaction-based fee structure which means every time a FishServe client undertakes a transaction, that client incurs a fee for that service. The processing of MHR and LFRR returns is a transactional service and fees are charged per line or stock, so if a nil MHR or LFRR is submitted there is no associated fee.
Transaction fees must be paid at the time of the transaction, unless the client is prepay exempt. For MHR and LFRR returns processing, the fee is invoiced monthly. Failure to pay the monthly account on the due date will result in a follow up letter. If the account is not then settled by the required date, the account will be referred to a Debt Recovery Agency for collection.
In March 2014 FishServe introduced a 'System re-development Levy' to fund the re-build of the computer system used to run our registry services. The current system was originally built in 2000/01 and is now in need of replacement.
The levy amounts to approximately $300,000 per annum and will run for up to 7 years. As has always been our practice, we will endeavour to remove the levy as quickly as possible. The levy is charged to clients on the basis of the volume of their activity with FishServe. This is calculated by each client paying a % of the levy equal to the percentage that they pay towards FishServe current charges. For example: a client currently paying 0.5% of FishServe's current charges will also pay 0.5% of the new levy.
FishServe fees can be paid by direct debit, you can register for direct debit online or by completing and providing the direct debit form to FishServe.
See below for a list of fees.
Clients who own quota shares are charged cost recovery levies by the Ministry for Primary Industries. These levies are set by the Ministry every year and the rates are dependent on the value of the particular species.
Commercial fishers also pay cost recovery levies for some non-quota species. These rates are based on kgs landed. These crown levies are invoiced monthly and are required to be paid by the 25th of each month.
Ministry for Primary Industries levies can be paid by direct debit by completing and providing the direct debit form to FishServe.
See below for a list of fees or visit the Ministry for Primary Industries website for a schedule of cost recovery levies.
The fees listed below are effective from 1 October 2017 until otherwise notified.
|ACE||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|ACE Transfer||Manual||Base Fee and 1 line||34.50|
|Each extra line||4.60|
|ACE Consensual Caveat||Base Fee and 1 line||287.50|
|Each extra line||3.10|
|ACE Caveat Adjustment||Per line||57.50|
|Licensed Fish Receiver||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|Licensed Fish Receiver Application||2,875.00|
|Physical changes/additions to Licensed Fish Receiver Premise Details||287.50|
(Copyright of the registers is vested in CFS)
|Payment of FishServe Accounts only||NZ$ (incl. GST)|
|Direct debit discount (up to 2% of monthly account)||Monthly Maximum 20.00|
|Manual payment processing fee (cheque or cash)||2.50|