To provide affordable animal protein (quality fish and fishery products) for the population and contribute significantly to the GDP.

The ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has its mission to plan, develop, rationally mange and conserve all living aquatic resources of the country for the benefit of the country.

The Fisheries Sector Policy is to promote responsible and sustainable fishing practices through good governance while contributing to poverty reduction and wealth creation in Sierra Leone.

MFMR- A KEY COMPONENT OF THE AGENDA FOR PROSPERITY

The responsibility for the management, development and conservation of the fisheries resources of Sierra Leone, involving the marine, inland and aquaculture fisheries currently rests with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. The fishing industry is characterized by a dualistic structure-the Industrial and Artisanal. Fish is an important part of diet, supplying about 80% of the total animal protein. This characteristic undoubtedly puts the ministry in a vey strategic position in the Agenda for prosperity.

Mission

The ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has its mission to plan, develop, rationally mange and conserve all living aquatic resources of the country for the benefit of the country. To achieve this, the ministry promotes good governance , including co-management practices, establish sustainable Monitoring, Control and Surveillance procedures, establish the livelihood enhancement of he fishing communities, support commercial fisheries development, increase the contribution of the fish resources to the national economy, adhere to and actively participate in regional and international fisheries management organization s and adopt best practices in the management of the resources, including code of conduct for responsible fisheries.

Vision

The Fisheries Sector Policy is to promote responsible and sustainable fishing practices through good governance while contributing to poverty reduction and wealth creation in Sierra Leone. The policy envisages significant contribution by the sector to social welfare in an equitable manner, sustainable economic growth and 'wealth generated through the environmentally sound and prudent exploitation of the nation's fish resources.