OF FISHERIES & FORESTS
National Vision, Mission and Goal are for "A peaceful
and prosperous Fiji" and to do so, we must be able
to "rebuild confidence, stability and economic growth".
The principle of equitable sharing of the national
wealth is now being undertaken through implementation of
the Government Blue Print and Affirmative Action Plan. Together
with good governance, it is also considered very important
in achieving national security and stability. The private
sector will remain as the main driving force of the economy.
The expansion of the private sector will create further
employment and increasing income foe economic growth. It
has been also identified and established that there is sufficient
indigenous skills available that could be further developed
to foster and contribute to the target economic growth.
be the Best in the Pacific Island Countries in adding value
to its Fish and Forest Resources"
vision is based on the potential the Fisheries and Forest
Sector have to contribute to the national Vision for "Prosperous
and Peaceful Fiji". The two sectors have been given
high expectation and will rise to the occasion to provide
solutions to the "Peace, Unity and Multi-Racial Harmony"
of the nation.
Ministry of Fisheries and Forest is a newly established
Ministry of the Government. It was established with the
aim to enhance both sectors visibility and streamline decision-making
so that it is more responsive and proactive in facilitating
the sustainable development of the fisheries and forest
sector. This will be accomplished through strengthening
its capacity building, institutional and infrastructure
development. Greater emphasis is now placed on the value
adding of fisheries and forest products and effective participation
of resource owners in the industries. We will expand and
strengthen our activities within the above areas, as personnel
and finances are adequate and opportunities arise, so that
our overall goal growth targets are realized.
overall strategic target of the Ministry of Fisheries and
Forests is to promote and facilitate the sustainable development
of both sectors to contribute $1 Billion to the National
Gross Domestic Products within the next 10 years.
Ministry of Fisheries and Forests will be guided by the
following philosophy (it is the Ministrys Creed) in
conducting its roles.
will be accountable for our actions and responsibilities
ensuring that available authority, resources and information
are in compliance with standing instructions procedures
will act in an ethical manner at all times to maintain confidence
of clients and maintain good image of government
will strive to maintain excellence service with Ministries/Department,
Donor Agencies, Embassies and High Commissions, Fisheries
and Forests Industries, Fishermen, Farmers and Landowners
Competency and Expertise
will at all times perform in a competent and professional
manner and maintain and enhance our level of training expertise,
to ensure we are a credible source of advice on fisheries
and forests matters
will strive to ensure continuous improvement in the delivery
of our services to meet need of Ministries/Departments and
will continue to develop our staff through quality Human
Resource Development programmes to assist in the skilling
and up-skilling of knowledge and skills to meet our goals.