To integrate and house fisheries-related teaching and research units on NTU campus, the Fisheries Science Research Building was constructed in 1979 with the financial support from the Council of Agriculture. Subsequently, the Institute of Fisheries Science was founded to promote the domestic fishery and aquaculture industries by education and advanced new technologies. Master of Science degrees in Aquaculture and Fishery Science were offered in 1986 and the Ph.D. program in 1997.
The major goal of this institute in promoting the domestic fishery industry, sustainable management of this industry through the maintaining of ecosystem balance is also emphasized in various courses. Meanwhile, innovated technologies developed in the laboratories of this institute are actively incorporated with various marine biotech industries to have better quality and more production of aquaculture products, without the expenses of natural public resources.
Under this principle, the Institute will continue to place her human and capitals resources on the main tracks of (1) marine biotechnology and molecular biology; (2)breeding technology and waters ecological environment of aquatic animals; and (3) fisheries biology, resource management and restoration, and fisheries communities renaissance, etc.