2003/04 – 2005/06 SERVICE
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
ministry’s service plan outlines key business areas and strategies
to improve the economic contribution of the agriculture and seafood
sector to the provincial economy.This is our government’s primary
goal — to get the British Columbia economy moving again. The
ministry’s goals directly reinforce the government’s goals.
The government’s broad goals are:
A strong and vibrant provincial economy
A supportive social infrastructure
Safe, healthy communities and a sustainable environment
The strategies used to achieve these goals will be shifted towards
influencing positive decisions within the private sector as a partner
in maximizing opportunities throughout economic sectors. The Ministry
of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries has also shifted to an influence
management and outcome/results-based approach in maximizing these
economic and social opportunities within the agriculture and seafood
sectors. This service plan also directly supports the government’s
commitment to sustainability principles through supporting integration
of economic, environmental and social objectives/values.
This service plan is based on a results-based approach in continuing
to address priorities, and specifically the priorities as presented
by the Premier in his letter of June 25, 2001.
Develop a strategic plan to renew the fisheries industry.
Examine ways to improve the financial viability of the aquaculture
Examine the potential for growth of the aquaculture sector in
a manner that minimizes environmental impacts.
Review regulated marketing in the agriculture sector and make
Participate actively in supporting the success of the Ministry
of Sustainable Resource Management.