Our Mission

Generate scientific information, technologies and knowledge that will respond to the needs of the fisheries industry and fisherfolk and to serve as
basis for sustainable fisheries management and policy formulation.

Our Vision

To establish an effective, relevant and responsive Philippine fisheries research and development institution towards an industry that is sustainable and
globally competitive.

Yellowfin Tuna

The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a species of tuna found in pelagic waters of tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. Yellowfin is often marketed as ahi,
from its Hawaiian name ʻahi although the name
ʻahi in Hawaiian also refers to the closely related bigeye tuna.


Tilapia is one of the top ten most important aquatic species cultured
in the world and second most important cultured fish in the Philippines next to milkfish and considered as the “Fish of the masses” in the country.
Tilapia belongs to the family Cichlidae which is widely grown in warm countries both in domestic and commercial scale.

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 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-06-21

The Center for Brackishwater Aquaculture Research and Development Center (CBARD), one of the National Centers of NFRDI hosted four (4) On the Job Trainees from April 21- May 30, 2014 as part of the Institute’s mandates of providing intensive training and development of human resources in the field of fisheries.


The prospectus included lecture and hands-on application prepared by the Center’s Personnel solely for the trainees, currently ...

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-06-13


There is no denying that information technology already became a part of people’s everyday life. And it is obvious that social  media will continue to have a   significant impact in every person including the institutions they belong regardless of affiliation as it provides a better and wider platform in reaching out and communicating with the intended audience on a dynamically regular and speedy basis. 


With this ever changing lands...

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-06-12



Shrimp powder is produced from the head of the shrimp  that has been sun or mechanically dried and ground to powder size. They are used in many Asian cuisines, imparting a unique umami taste. A handful of this powder is generally used for dishes. The flavors of this ingredient are released when allowed to simmer.


In the country, there are about five (5) European Union (EU) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Approv...

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-06-06

The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center- Training Department and Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department (SEAFDEC/TD and SEAFDEC/MFRDMD)  are spearheading the Sub-regional Joint Research Program for Tuna Research in Sulu-Sulawesi Sea” implemented jointly by the three SEAFDEC Member Countries surrounding the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.


The Sub-...


NFRDI's Research Laboratories
Biochemistry Laboratory
Genetic Fingerprinting Laboratory
Oceanography Laboratory
Post Harvest Laboratory
Vacant Position

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