The activities of this subdepartment are as follows:
Inspection (examining) of vessels sailing our inland waterways. These include BV (public fishing), SK (coastal fishing), SA, SB and SC (offshore fishing) vessels; ferries and other vessels such as motorized flat-bottom boats and pleasure boats.
Maintaining a Central Fisheries Register for offshore fishermen and coastal fishing vessels.
Conducting Port State Control (PSC) inspections on foreign vessels that put in at the Surinamese ports.