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: SciCon Committee | DATE: 2014-03-27

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) is now accepting Papers and Posters for its 6th Scientific Conference on October 1-2, 2014 at Ciudad Christia, San Mateo, Rizal.

This year's theme is "Strengthening Research and Development Amidst Emerging Global Issues in Fisheries".The Conference aims to provide a platform in showcasing latest fisheries researches. Papers will be categorized according to four (4) sub-themes:

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-04-11

In order to achieve product competitiveness of the country particularly for fisheries products and provide additional market option for Islamic consumers, a training entitled “Strengthening Export Competitiveness of the Phil-EAGA Fish Products Through Halal Certification, Product Labelling and Packaging” is held at Sydney Hotel, General Santos City on April 10-11, 2014.



The training aims to provide better understanding of Halal and its basic concepts including the necessary docume...

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-04-10

A total of seventeen (17) staff from Guiuan Mariculture Research and Development Center (GMRDC) and Guiuan Fisheries Development Center (GMFDC) participated in the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) held at Kuting Reef Resort in Macrohon, Southern Leyte on April 7 to 8, 2014.


It can be recalled that in November 7, 2013 or exactly five months ago, Super Typhoon Yolanda first landfell in Guiuan, Eastern Samar that greatly affected a number of people including GMRDC/GMFDC...

 POSTED BY: PMED | DATE: 2014-04-09

Strips of major roads were closed in Quirino Grandstand-Luneta area on April 5, 2014 to give way to the marathon route. Participants start to warm- up and wiggle their Zumba talents on hit songs blaring in giant speakers early morning of this day. Indeed, the venue is a quintessence of physical fitness’ jovial mood.


The undertaking is the initial segment of the “Fun Run for Women’s Education”, a fund raising activity aimed to support the education of indigent women. The...


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