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The Objectives of the Institute in respect of development of fishery harbours/fish landing centers, coastal aquaculture farms and hatcheries are as below:

1. To function as a consultancy organization to provide consultancy services to Coastal State Governments, Union Territories, Port Trusts and other public/Private Sector undertakings by charging consultancy fee in formulation of fishery harbour and fish landing center projects in the relevant fields listed below:

  • Engineering and economic investigations.
  • Hydraulic model studies, both mathematical and physical.
  • Preparation of Techno-Economic Feasibility Reports (TEFR) and Detailed Project Reports (DPR) including planning and designing of fishing harbours in conformity with national and international standards, engineering design of associated structures, preparation of construction drawings, estimates, economic evaluation, socio-economic aspects comprising of FIRR, EIRR, Cost benefit analysis and management related aspects and other project related documents etc.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Studies/Environmental Management Plan and other Environmental related studies as may be required for clearance of fishery harbour and fish landing center projects from environmental angle by the authorities concerned both in State/UT and Central Governments.
  • Post- construction evaluation of existing fishery harbours and fish landing centers.

2. To provide consultancy services on charge basis in development of coastal aquaculture farms, inland fish landing centers, hatcheries and other fishery based infrastructures comprising relevant fields.

3. To assist the department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying in the matter formulation of Master Plan for development of fishing harbours and fish landing centres, scrutiny of TEFRs/DPRs, providing inputs if any required to the monitoring committees, formulation of manuals, policy guidelines and any other activities as and when advised by the department.

4. To develop in-house expertise in the fields listed at 1 and 2 above through various means of knowledge acquisition / dissemination process such as deputing its staff for trainings, conducting training programmes to the State/UT officials, conducting technical workshops & seminars and any other appropriate mechanism with a view to be self equipped to take sectoral challenges and provide single window delivery.