The Ministry of Fisheries in promoting efficient service delivery will strengthen all aspects of its operations in order to achieve an output driven organisation.
Minister for Fisheries, Semi Koroilavesau and Permanent Secretary, Craig Strong concluded their two days visit to the Northern fisheries stations today and officers were reminded of what their roles are and how it contributes to the ministry’s objectives and priorities.
Officers were also encouraged to think outside the box, whilst being innovative when delivering service to stakeholders.
“It is no secret that we have limited man power and resources but we need to rise above it and be instrumental in carrying out our work effectively, “said Koroilavesau.
“Let us work together and strive to better our services to the people that are out there day in and day out fishing for a living,” he added.
“The Northern division has so much potential and we are going to work extra hard to see that all loose ends are tied up so that we implement vast changes right down to the resource owners,” Koroilavesau said.
Vanua Levu coastal areas is special since it is one of the few last remaining healthy coastal areas in the country with very healthy marine stocks.
“We need to sustain its resources and work with communities and villagers in implementing sustainable fishing methods and best practices to protect our future generation.”
The Ministry also have plans to improve its current aquaculture programs as it creates a buffer for threatened species that are being over harvested from the wild.
The use of new technology, science and collaborative work with the private sector will greatly assist in the aquaculture sector growth.