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.