The Bureau is responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation
of the country's fisheries and aquatic resources.
An Institution of excellence in sustainable fisheries management and innovative services contributing to the nation's food security and improving fisherfolk quality of life.
To ensure sustainable use of fisheries and aquatic resources by empowering fisherfolk towards productivity and resiliency.
To lead the institutionalization of fisheries governance through Fisheries Management Areas anchored on Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) while implementing science-based policies, strict enforcement of fishery laws and regulations and wide fishery stakeholders' participation.
To capacitate fisherfolk through implementation of holistic, gender-responsive programs on fisheries technology, entrepreneurship, extension and digitalization towards global competitiveness.
To enhance productivity in the fisheries sector through gender-responsive innovative technologies, market-driven programs and services.
To enhance programs capacitating the fishery sector to become climate-resilient and coping with the needs of time.
To attain the vision of a sustainable and competitive fisheries industry we must have:
a. Sufficient contribution to national food security;
b. Inclusive growth within the industry
c. Sustainable, science-based fisheries and aquatic resource management practices;
d. Compliance to international laws, policies, and standards, and enforcement of local laws and regulations;
e. Strengthened capacities in infrastructure, technologies, human resource, and information sharing; and
f. Resilience to environmental hazards.