The SPC HoF meeting provides oversight of all SPC work in the field of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as an opportunity to discuss topics of regional interest. It covers both of SPC's Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Programmes, which form the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem Division (FAME).
The Heads of Fisheries meeting is intended to cover the entire range of work of national and territorial fisheries administrations. It may discuss issues outside the current range of the SPC work-programme. This "big-picture" view of fisheries is essential for longer-term planning and is also of considerable assistance to other agencies, institutions, regional non-governmental organisations (NGOs) / civil society organisations (CSOs) and donors interested in national as well as regional issues.