Fisheries and Aquaculture R4D Program

To attain the vision of a sustainable and competitive industry, the fisheries and aquaculture RDE sector supports demand-driven and outcome-based RDE initiatives focused on: 1) technology development, innovation, and commercialization; 2) capacity building of human resources and strengthening of institutions; 3) knowledge products and information systems development, as well as documentation assessments of fisheries and aquatic resources, technologies, programs, and policies. The program is consistent and supportive of national priorities, as well as considers cross-cutting concerns such as climate change, gender and development, biotechnology, organic agriculture, inclusivity, infrastructure, and mechanization. The program also supports researches on cost-effective feeds, culture techniques, equipment upgrading, and by product utilization and value addition.