We are known as the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute or NFRDI, for brevity.  Our agency was collectively conceived by the national leadership out of a realization that fisheries research plays a very important role in the development, management, conservation and protection of the country’s fisheries and aquatic resources.  This realization is embodied under Section 82 of Republic Act (RA) 8550, otherwise known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 as amended by RA 10654.  This law is the enabling instrument that gave rise to our creation and birth.