- The transfer of modern artisanal technology to the fishermen.
- Teaching the elements of navigation required in operating larger, improved fishing vessels.
- Carrying out fisheries research generally, locating and charting fishing banks, data gathering and stock assessment.
- Monitoring and maintaining coastal marine reserve areas.
Strategic Priorities 2017
- Explore the opportunities for fleet expansion.
- Improve collaboration with enforcement agencies to increase prosecution and conduct awareness and education programmes to increase compliance with fishery regulations.
- Improve the quality of data collection and analysis capabilities by training data collectors and analysts.
- Privatization of 5 Fisheries Centers.
- Develop and conduct a Fishing Industry Survey.
- Protection of endangered marine species.