As an agency attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA), we are the primary research arm of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).  We sit as member of the National Research Development Network (NRDN) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

We link and partner with other institutions in our efforts to harmonize the fragmented fisheries research and development efforts in the country.  Thus, we collaborate with the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), and BFAR.  

Through this collaboration, we aim to synchronize fisheries researches in the country to create greater stride and contribution to the government’s vision for a Masaganang Ani and Mataas na Kita (Increased Productivity and Higher Income) for our fisherfolk.