About us

FDB has been conceived to boost up the development of Fisheries sector with particular reference to provide and maintain a platform for enhancing and promoting fisheries sector in Pakistan. The platform of FDB enable the fishermen community, professionals and intermediaries to discuss issues of common interest, overcome problems through transfer of technology suitable to local environment, initiate development programs, promote regional and global integration and to undertake activities for the betterment of the whole sector.

Fisheries Development Board is set up to:

provide and maintain a platform for enhancing and promoting fisheries sector in Pakistan, where the participants, professional and intermediaries may discuss issues of common interest, identify new solutions that enhance the efficiency of that sector, initiate development programs, promote regional and global integration and to undertake activities in Pakistan and / or abroad for any or all of the purposes for which the FDB has been established and in pursuance of its objects, which are:

  • To plan, promote facilitate and coordinate with private sector for accelerated development of and investment in the fisheries sector in Pakistan,
  •  to promote and facilitate measures to improve the marketing of and also to promote and facilitate producer-owned and controlled organizations for fish, shrimps and marine food products within Pakistan and the export thereof, without indulging in such business,
  •  to promote, facilitate and support the development and dissemination of appropriate aquaculture technologies for smallholders in Pakistan, and to undertake capacity building of all stakeholders in the fisheries sector,
  •  to promote and facilitate methods for improved aquaculture in order to ensure and enhance human nutrition through the promotion of locally produced fish and shrimps products,
  • to promote aquaculture in Pakistan as primary vehicle for poverty alleviation amongst small and land-less farmers with special emphasis on the empowerment of women, and in doing so:
  • a. identify livelihood opportunities and thereby increase income levels through aquaculture activities, and
  • b. develop a support system for those engaged in aquaculture production, particularly small scale farmers in rural areas.
  •  to provide scholarships to students and professional trainees, including but not limited to the supply of books, stipends, medals, prizes, grants, awards, educational career support, educational loans and other incentives for purposes of the advancement of knowledge, education and literacy both within and outside Pakistan,
  •  to provide a platform for research and development relating to objects of the company and in this regard
    • make available key knowledge tools such as:
      • a well-equipped library
      • database and electronic connectivity; and
      • Website for research publications and interaction.
    • undertake steps for promotion of research such as:
      • define and support research
      • encourage members to conduct research; and
      • participate in regional and international research initiatives.
    • undertake any activity for development such as:
      • arrange funding for supporting research; and
      • organize and set of a think tank related to the objects of the company.
    • provide a forum for participation of all concerned and to:
      • solicit view vis-à-vis the objects of the company; and
      • enable discussion / dialogue for promoting quality research, and
      • to conduct, coordinate, facilitate and organize training courses and provide training tools, materials, methodologies and facilities and undertake development projects and training workshops for staff, associates, beneficiaries of member organizations and other deemed appropriate by the company but not to act as a degree awarding institute.