Tamil Nadu Dr.J.Jayalalithaa Fisheries University (TNJFU) is a State-funded Fisheries University in India imparting professional education, research and training to enhance fish production and utilization by following the State Agricultural University (SAU) pattern and syllabi.
The Department of Fisheries was started in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during 1973.
The Fisheries College, Thoothukudi was established in 1977 and the first batch of students for B.F.Sc., programme were admitted. The Fisheries College was upgraded as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) during the year 1989.
The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Thoothukudi became a constituent Institute of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) with effect from 20.09.1989.
Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) was established on June 19, 2012 with headquarters at Nagapattinam.
To impart skill based professional education in different branches of Fisheries Sciences as the University may determine.
Wide range of higher education opportunities to be made available for the Fisheries professionals.
To conduct organised research in frontier areas with the objective of developing cutting edge technologies in Fisheries Sciences.
To provide effective extension services using conventional and advanced state-of- art dissemination tools.
To facilitate the rich incubation ecosystem in alliances with industry and academic partners to develop translational and transformational technologies
To offer Para – Professional Fisheries education to the needy fisherfolk, fish farmers, unemployed youth in the state to enhance entrepreneurial skill in Fisheries sector.
Contribution to blue economy of the nation to help double the income in fisheries sector through HRD and technology development