Our Mission



The Fisheries Research Agency (FRA), an incorporated administrative agency, conducts a wide range of research and development activities on fisheries , from basic research and application to practical use.

Furthermore, the FRA conducts the hatching and releasing of salmon fry to maintain their population.

Based on these activities, the FRA contributes to achieve the policy targets of securing the stable supply of fis hery products and promoting the sound development of the fisheries industries, as stipulated by the Basic Plan for Fisheries Policy (in 2002 by the Fisheries Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ).

The FRA promotes efficient and effective research and development, disseminates the results and encourages the practical use in their respective fields .