A modernized fishery industry that is sustainable, technologically advanced and
globally competitive, its transformation guided by sound management practices and tempered
by the principle of justice and strong private sector participation.


To conserve, protect and practice sustainable development of the country's fisheries and
aquatic resources; alleviate poverty by providing supplementary livelihood to the
fisherfolk; improve aquaculture productivity within ecological limits; utilize optimally
offshore and deep-sea fisheries resources; and upgrade post harvest facilities and technology.


To contribute to national food security; ensure rational and judicious development;
sustainability and conservation of the country's fisheries resources including the EZZ and
adjacent territorial waters; reduce poverty incidence in the coastal areas; and enhance
fisherfolk empowerment.