About National Research Institute of Fisheries Science (NRIFS)

NRIFS is one of the Fisheries Research Institutes of Fisheries Research Agency (FRA) which is an National Institute and Development Agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Our task is to promote specialized R&D forming the basis of fisheries sciences such as fisheries economics, stock management, oceanography, food technology and aquatic genomics, in order to dissolve problems occurring in fisheries industries in cooperation with the other Fisheries Research Institutes of FRA.

In addition, NRIFS conducts the research on fisheries resources and ocean environment in the area of central and southern Pacific coast, in order to deal with the regional problems in cooperation with National Research Institute of Aquaculture (NRIA).

NRIFS has been challenging to reveal the production systems and biological characteristics of fisheries organisms, to establish the fisheries resource assessment and management technologies, and to induce fisheries industries to the sextiary sector, towards our goal “sustainable utilization of fisheries resources.”