Vision:

Dynamic, self-reliant and resilient coastal communities propelled by fisherfolk entrepreneurs, who have equitable access and control of fishery resources guided by sound management practices of resource sustainability and social equity amidst changing environmental conditions.


Mission:

The Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Office in convergence with the Local Government Units, Government Agencies, Non-government Units Organizations,and the Civil society, commit to :

  • Conserve, protect and sustain the management of the province' fishery and aquatic resources consistent with the principle of equitable and sustainable development;
  • Approve payments of Salaries, Claims, other disbursements and Purchase Requests;
  • Empower fisheries stakeholders, enabling them to adapt to changing environmental conditions and global trade.
  • Extend support services necessary to make the fishing industry profitable for the marginal fisherfolks.

Mandate:

The Provincial Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Office is primarily responsible in effecting proper conservation, protection, utilization, management and sustainable development of the Fishery Resources to bring about fishery development and growth through increased productivity. Thus, it shall recommend policy framework, help direct the public investment and extend support services necessary to make the Fishing Industry profitable. It has a role to play not only in making fishing profitable for sustenance fishermen, but in helping spread the benefits of development to the poverty-striken sector, particularly those in the coastal communities.


Organizational Outcome:

Increased productivity and income of fisherfolk entrepreneurs in a well protected, conserved and sustainable fishery resource.


Goals:

Empowerment of fisherfolks, equitable and broader acces to and control of fishery resources through the technological advances compatible with environmental integrity for sustainable development, management, conservation and utilization of the fishery resources to increase productivity,alleviate poverty among coastal and inland communities and eventually improve their quality of life.