The Fishery Survey of India, Mumbai, under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Department of Fisheries  is the nodal agency for carrying out the survey, assessment and monitoring of the marine fishery resources of the Indian EEZ within the framework of a well defined mandate.

The mandate of the Institute is tuned from time to time to match with the development activities of the marine fisheries as well as to meet the national and global requirements.  The present mandate of the Institute as approved by the Evaluation Committee during 2007 is :

  • Exploratory surveys, charting of fishing grounds, assessment of the fish stocks in the Indian EEZ including adjoining high seas and research thereof besides the specific surveys on request from the States and Union Territories.

  • Data collection and periodic re-validation of potential of fishery resources to provide  advice on fishery management issues enshrined in the national, regional and global conventions and agreements and other associated activities.

  • Monitoring survey of Fishery resources in the exploited areas including coral reefs, application of Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) for regulating fishing activities and promoting Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF) in the EEZ.

  • Maintain Data Bank and disseminate information on fishery resources to the end-users and act as an interface between the State/UTs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India for Marine and Inland fish production and related aspects.

  • Assessment of suitability of fishing gear, accessories and equipment with special reference to the preservation of environment and ecology of marine habitat.

  • Fish stock identification and biodiversity studies including application of genetic tools a techniques.

  • Marine fisheries forecasting including application of remote sensing for the benefit of artisanal, mechanized and industrial sectors.

  • Human Resource Development through practical training of fishing operatives, fishermen, fisheries officers and students.    


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