The Fisheries Department is headed by the Director General who is further assisted by four directors

  • Directorate of Extension
  • Directorate of Hatchery Management
  • Directorate Aquaculture
  • Directorate of Research & Training


The directorate of extension manages the following duties:
  • Supervision and coordination of development and extension works of the fisheries resources at provincial level
  • Conservation and management of the natural fisheries resources, including enforcement of fisheries enactment, leasing of fishing rights of public waters and promotion of the sport of fishing at provincial level etc.
  • Statistical work on fish and fisheries and socio-economic program of fishermen communities and fish marketing
  • Guidance of the public on designing and management of fish farms in the private sector

Hatchery Management

The directorate is responsible for:
  • Supervision and coordination of fish seed production program at the hatcheries in the province
  • Guidance of the public designing of fish hatcheries in the private sector
  • Technical guidance to of the staff at government and private hatcheries on breeding, production of fish seed through hypophysation techniques and also the management of hatcheries
  • Analysis of technical data on reproductive physiology of commercially important fish species and recommendations on adoption, improvement and relative efficiency of different types of hatchery equipment and methods under optional environmental conditions in different ecological zones


Directorate of Aquaculture maintains following duties:

  • Supervise and coordinate the activities at the installations created under the Second Pakistan Aquaculture Project
  • Implementation of resource management program of lakes and reservoirs as per the resource assessment studies carried out under the project to have maximum, sustainable yield
  • Dissemination of advanced technology on aquaculture practices in existing inland waters for accelerating their production
  • To assist in the establishment of aquaculture demonstration units on a commercial scale to popularize fish culture practices in private sector especially in rural areas and develop integrated programs at small farmers level
  • To coordinate technical feasibility studies and extension work of fish farmers in private sector

Research & Training

We are responsible for the following:
  • Devise short term and long term research and training strategies in Aquaculture
  • Supervision and coordination of research and training programs at the institute and regional training sub-centers
  • Coordination and linkages with national and international institutions like NACA, D-8 countries, DFID, Sterling University, U.K etc.
  • To organize training workshops, seminars, symposia on different aspects of fish, fisheries and aquaculture
  • To develop improved management parameters in various aspects of fish and fisheries
  • Dissemination of aqua technology to increase fish productivity
  • To tackle other management and research problems that may arise from time to time