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 nationrational 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.