The program aims to conduct research and development activities that promote a globally-competitive, sustainable, and market-driven fisheries biotechnology industry in the country.

It focuses on four priority research areas: breed/strain improvement, nutrition and feed biotechnology, disease and health management, and capacity building enhancement, to address food security and achieve sustainable agricultural modernization.

The DA-Fisheries Biotechnology Center, established through DA Administrative Order No. 21 series of 2005, serves as the central hub to facilitate a more integrated, focused, and inclusive implementation of the DA’s research and development agenda.