• » To bring activities relating to fisheries and aquaculture for focused attention and professional management.
  • » To coordinate activities pertaining to fisheries undertaken by different Ministries/Departments in the Central Government and also coordinate with the State/Union Territory Governments.
  • » To improve production, processing, storage, transport and marketing of the products of capture and culture fisheries.
  • » To achieve sustainable management and conservation of natural aquatic resources including the fish stocks.
  • » To Apply modern tools of research and development including biotechnology for optimizing production and productivity from fisheries.
  • » To provide modern infrastructure mechanisms for fisheries and ensure their effective management and optimum utilization.
  • » To generate substantial employment.
  • » To train and empower women in the fisheries sector.
  • » To enhance contribute of fish towards food and nutritional security.