This Departments’ mission is to work toward safe, healthy productive waters and aquatic ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations by maintaining the highest possible standards of service to Canadians. DFO is responsible for policies and programs in support of Canada’s economic, ecological and scientific interests in oceans and inland waters; for the conservation and sustainable utilization of Canada’s fisheries resources in marine and inland waters; for leading and facilitating federal policies on oceans; and for safe effective environmentally sound marine services responsive to Canadians in a global economy.