Dean's Message

Welcome to the College of Fisheries, Mangalore!

It is with immense pleasure and pride that I extend my warm greetings to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors of our esteemed institution. The College of Fisheries, Mangalore, has been at the forefront of fisheries education, research, and development for decades, and we are committed to shaping the future of the fisheries sector in India.
The fisheries sector in India has been a beacon of growth and resilience. With an impressive annual growth rate of 8.61%, for the 8-year period from 2014-15 to 2021-22, it has emerged as a vital contributor to the nation's economy. The sector's remarkable journey, from subsistence fishing to a thriving industry, is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our fishermen and fisheries professionals. The sector plays an important role in the national economy, providing livelihood to more than 28 Million people along the value chain. In the Indian scenario, the production of fish has witnessed a remarkable upsurge. Our nation has consistently ranked among the top fish-producing countries globally, reflecting the immense potential and importance of this sector. India is the third largest fish producing country in the world with record fish production of 16.24 MMT in FY 2021-22, and the second largest aquaculture producer (7.17 MMT in FY 2021-22. However, our average per capita consumption of fish remains comparatively low, highlighting the need for increased awareness about the nutritional benefits of fish in our diet.

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), a flagship scheme launched by ‘The Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying’ with the highest ever investment of INR 20,050 Cr for a period of five years effective from FY 2020-21 till FY 2024-25 in all States/Union Territories (UTs), has been a game-changer in the fisheries sector. It aims to boost fish production, create employment opportunities, and enhance the income of our fishermen. As an institution, we are actively engaged in research and extension activities to support the successful implementation of this transformative scheme. India's exports of seafood, facilitated by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), continue to reach new heights recording the highest-ever export of 1.73 MMT of fisheries and fisheries products worth $ 8.09 Billion in FY 2022-23. These exports not only contribute significantly to our foreign exchange earnings but also showcase the quality and diversity of our aquatic products on the global stage.

Looking ahead, our college is committed to achieving several ambitious goals. We are dedicated to fostering sustainable practices in fisheries, aligning ourselves with the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in empowering women in the fisheries sector. We believe that gender equality is not only a moral imperative but also a key driver of sustainable development. At the heart of our mission, lies the recognition of the pivotal role that fisheries education plays in empowering our fishermen and women. We are dedicated to providing world-class education, training, and research opportunities to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in this dynamic field. By doing so, we aim to contribute to the socioeconomic upliftment of our coastal communities.

In conclusion, the College of Fisheries, Mangalore, stands as a beacon of hope and prosperity in the fisheries sector. Our journey towards a sustainable, prosperous, and gender-inclusive fisheries industry is a shared endeavour, and we invite you to join us in this noble mission. Together, we can unlock the vast potential of our oceans and make a positive impact on the lives of millions.

Thank you for being a part of our journey, and I look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of our institution.


Warm regards,                

Dr. Anjanayappa H. N.         


College of Fisheries, Mangalore