Fisheries Development Board

Fisheries Development Board (FDB) was established by the then Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in August 2007 as a Nonprofit Organization (NPO) under Section-42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984. The Article of Association enforce to be governed by 15 Board of Directors comprising 6 members from public and 9 members from private sector. Read More..

Chairman Message

Federal Secretary

Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken

It gives me great pleasure to welcome all the visitors to Fisheries Development Board website. I am confident that the company information contained through the pages of this website will prove extremely useful and beneficial for all concerned and readers. I am well aware of the activities of Fisheries development board as I was personally involved in its various activities. I would like to inform you that present government is giving very high importance to the agriculture sector and see a very high potential in the fisheries sector. I appreciate the support/assistance of FDB for development of fisheries sector through introduction of new technologies, high value species, introduction of intensive farming, etc that will pave a foundation for the development of modern aquaculture in Pakistan.

CEO’s Message

Dr. Anser Mahmood Chatta

Greetings from Fisheries Development Board, Islamabad (Pakistan). Fisheries Development Board (FDB) has a clear vision of technology transfer in fisheries sector. We are committed to promote, facilitate and support the development and dissemination of aquaculture technologies; introduction of fast growing local and exotic fin & shell fish species; private sector investment; domestic & export marketing of fish & fish products and training & capacity building of all stakeholders in collaboration and coordination with the fisheries related institution/organizations and the provincial fisheries departments for development of fisheries in the country.

Present day, besides fish production, increasing contribution of fisheries in rural development, food security, house nutrition, poverty alleviation, livelihood, employment generation, trade and foreign exchange earnings have made the sector worldwide, more interactive and vibrant. FDB has successfully introduced sex-reversed GIFT Tilapia, shrimp farming and cage culture technology in fish farming system of Pakistan. More than 1300 fisheries personnel from both public and private sector have been trained by the Board in cage fish farming, post-harvest management and other fisheries related ancillary activities.

We are also working on aquatic genetic resources, promotion of marine/coastal aquaculture technologies, fish quality & food safety issues, improvement of domestic and export marketing, value chain development, policy planning and legislation for the sector. Enjoy our website and feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Yours Sincerely,

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