Strategic Goal 9: Social and Environmental Issues - Performance Summary, Resources Invested, and Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

FY 2003 Performance and Accountability Report
Bureau of Resource Management
December 2003

IV. Performance Summary

The chart below shows the performance rating distribution of the FY 2003 results for the Social and Environmental Issues strategic goal. Also shown is a comparison between the FY 2003 and FY 2002 average performance ratings for the goal. FY 2003 results produced a rating of "on target", unchanged from last year's "on target" rating.

Strategic Goal Summary of Results Achieved
Three Performance Goals Represented VALUE 1 2 3 4 5 N/A
Performance Rating Significantly Below Target Slightly Below Target On Target Above Target Significantly Above Target No 2003 Data Available
TOTAL Number
of Results
18 0 1 13 3 0 1
Percent of Total 100% 0% 6% 72% 17% 0% 6%
Average Performance
2003 On Target  
2002 On Target
Note 1: The rating corresponds to the numerical average of the performance rating values for the reported results.


V. Resources Invested

Human Resources
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Direct Funded Positions 721 689 DOWN 4%
Budget Authority
  FY 2002 FY 2003 % Change
Dollars (in Millions) $1,867 $2,230 UP 19%


VI. Illustrative Example of Significant Achievement

Illustrative Example

Global Fisheries

Effective multilateral conservation and management of highly migratory and straddling fish stocks requires the participation and commitment of all major distant water fishing nations and coastal states active in the fishery. Multilateral management regimes that prevent or do not include such broad participation will be unable to promote long-term sustainable conservation and management of such fisheries because any measures adopted will not have the support or buy-in of all those that harvest the resource. Furthermore, those nations that are not party to such arrangements have no binding legal obligation to implement adopted conservation and management measures. With respect to highly migratory fisheries in the Pacific, the Department led a successful 3-year international effort to work with certain Asian distant water fishing nations, within the context of an adopted fisheries management agreement, to create the conditions under which these nations could re-engage in the process and ultimately be in a position to join the management arrangement.

Fish on display in a shop in Tokyo. The World Environment Day brings Tokyo's environmental perils into the spotlight. Japan consumes 33 percent of the world's fish catch, but latest figures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries show that the fishing haul from oceans around the country has fallen 46 percent in ten years. � AP Photo

Photo showing fish on display in a Tokyo shop.