Department of Fisheries Resource Management and Development (Natural stocks)

Directorate of Fisheries Resources

Department of Fisheries Resource Management and Development (Natural stocks)

Objective

To support sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources for fish and fish products.

key functions and outputs

Key Functions

  • Formulate review, and implement policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources
  • Monitor and evaluate production and productivity of the natural fisheries resources
  • Restock lakes and rivers with appropriate fish species and breeds
  • Provide guidance to Beach Management Units (BMU) on monitoring control and surveillance activities
  • Provide guidance on the use of appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gears
  • Conduct periodic catch assessment and frame surveys and on trade in natural fish resources
  • Establish, operationalize and maintain an up to date national database on the natural fisheries
  • Control aquatic weeds
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable development of the fisheries sub sector
  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services for land and water culture systems
  • Build capacity at all levels for fisheries management and development
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with neighboring countries with regard to management of trans -boundary fisheries resources
  • Identify and provide guidance on management of fish breeding and nursery areas.

Key Outputs

  • Policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources formulated, reviewed, and implemented
  • Production and productivity of the natural fisheries resources monitored and evaluated
  • Lakes and rivers restocked with appropriate fish species and breeds
  • Guidance to Beach Management Units (BMU) on monitoring control and surveillance activities provided
  • Guidance on the use of appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gears provided
  • Periodic catch assessment and frame surveys and on trade in natural fish resources conducted
  • An up to date national database on the natural fisheries established, operationalized and maintained
  • Aquatic weeds controlled
  • Collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable development of the fisheries sub sector established and operationalized
  • Quality assurance on advisory services for land and water culture systems provided
  • Capacity at all levels for fisheries management and development built
  • Collaborative mechanisms with neighboring countries with regard to management of trans -boundary fisheries resources established and operationalized and
  • Guidance on management of fish breeding and nursery areas provided.

Divisions in the Department of Fisheries Resource Management and Development (Natural stocks)

The department is headed by a Commissioner and has the following two divisions each headed by an Assistant Commissioner: -

  • Resource Management Division
  • Co- Management Division

Resource Management Division

Functions 

  • Formulate, review, and harmonize policies, legislation, standards, regulations, plans and strategies for sustainable exploitation of natural fisheries resources
  • Monitor productivity of the natural fisheries resources
  • Restock lakes and rivers with appropriate fish species and breeds
  • Guide on the use of appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gears
  • Carry out periodic catch assessment, surveys, frame surveys and trade in natural fish resources
  • Establish, operationalize and maintain a national database on the natural fisheries
  • Build capacity of MAAIF, Local Governments and other Stakeholders for sustainable fisheries resource management and development
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international fisheries research, institutions and organizations for sustainable and development
  • Provide quality assurance on advisory services for sustainable fisheries resource management and development
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with neighboring countries on management of trans -boundary fisheries resources
  • Identify and guide the management of fish breeding and nursery areas.

Co- Management Division

 Functions

  • Formulate, review, and harmonize policies, legislation, standards, regulations, strategies and plans for involvement of fishing communities, fish transporters and traders, fish processors and exporters and women artisans and traders, local market vendors in effective co management of natural fisheries resources
  • Guide and provide support to Beach Management Units (BMU) in monitoring and surveillance activities
  • Create awareness on appropriate fish harvesting technologies and gears
  • Establish and operationalize collaborative mechanisms with national, regional and international institutions and organizations on co management of fisheries resources
  • Build capacity of MAAIF, Local Governments and other stakeholders for effective co-management of fisheries resources