The Mandate of
FSI was modified in the year 1998 for meeting emerging needs of Indian
Marine Fishery for optimizing fish production as well as promoting
fisheries regulation, ensuring resources conservation and environmental
protection. The mandate of FSI is listed below.
assessment of fish stocks and charting of fishing grounds in the
Indian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and adjoining high seas.
fishery resources for fisheries regulation, management and
suitability of deep-sea fishing gear with special reference to the
concepts of maximum sustainable yield, preservation of environment and
ecology of marine ecosystem.
fisheries forecasting including application of remote sensing in
data on deep sea fishery resources and dissemination of information to
different user groups.
resources development through training of fishing operatives and
meeting faculty requirements of sister institutes and organization.