If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, if you teach him how to fish, you feed him for a life time.

MoFWR    Strategic Objectives

The objective of the Ministry is as following:

  • To ensure sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture sub-sector.
  • To effectively provide appropriate fisheries and aquaculture information in order to increase awareness.
  • To prevent, control and contain fish diseases in order to enhance fisheries and aquaculture production and productivity
  • To promote and strengthen the efficient management of fisheries and aquaculture production and productivity in order to ensure sustainable household and national food and nutrition security.
  • To promote the development of appropriate fishing gears in order to ensure sustainable utilization of the natural fisheries resource base.
  • To promote fisheries and aquaculture diversification in order to ensure availability of a wide range of fisheries commodities.
  • Licensing of Gambia flagged Fishing/Shrimping Vessels.
  • Capacity building for the Fisheries subsector
  • Collection, Collation and Analysis of national fisheries data