The responsibility for the management, development and conservation of the fisheries resources of Sierra Leone, involving the marine, inland and aquaculture fisheries currently rests with the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources. The fishing industry is characterized by a dualistic structure-the Industrial and Artisanal. Fish is an important part of diet, supplying about 80% of the total animal protein. This characteristic undoubtedly puts the ministry in a vey strategic position in the Agenda for prosperity.