A general view of improvements and challenges of the fisheries management in the Dominican Republic is presented. The shift in organizational structure and movements among goverment ministries is analyzed and the treaths and strengths defined. Modernization of fisheries law and regulations, adoption of regional integrated regulations and close seasons, increased participation of fisheries stakeholders in fisheriews management and inclusion of fishers and their families in social security schemes has allowed the improvement of fishers quality of life. By another hand, limitations on monitoring, control and surveillance has posed a treath in fisheries long-term sustainabilty. We discussed that the up-to-date fisheries strategy and probable adoption of international treates on Port states Measures provides a hope for sustainability of fisheries resources for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.