The Data Unit is responsible for the gathering, analyses and management of all data collected by the Division. The unit is also responsible for the management and development of the licensing and registration of fishers and their vessels. The reporting of fisheries data to national, regional and international bodies, with which St. Vincent and the Grenadines is obligated, also falls under the mandate of the Data Unit. Additionally, assistance is given to other units in developing surveys for gathering information with respect to various fisheries interests. The unit provides the data and analyses on which both the short and long term development strategies of the sector are rooted.