National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture

Gelephu, Sarpang Dzongkhag



That there is available in Bhutan a range of easily adoptable and sustainable aquacultural technologies having the potential to contribute positively to realizing the national aspiration of securing livelihood and nutrition, and reducing import of essential aqua-commodities. 


  1. Generate through research easily adoptable and sustainable aquacultural technologies that are amenable to being adopted at all scales of operation for producing essential aqua-commodities such as fish.
  2. Spearhead the dissemination of aquacultural technologies in the country.
  3. Spearhead the development of end usersโ€™ competence to adopt and gainfully utilize aquacultural technologies.
  4. Make available high quality live inputs โ€“ such as fingerlings – of aquacultural technologies and facilitate access to them by end users.


  1. Spearhead aquaculture research to generate aquacultural technologies;
  2. Coordinate the production and distribution of aquaculture live inputs (fingerlings);
  3. Engage, as a collaborator, in any other activities related to production or utilization of aqua-commodities, cultured or natural, including their import and export;
  4. Contribute directly to the preservation of the natural aquatic environmental integrity.
  5. Contribute directly to the conservation of the endangered Golden Mahaseer (Tor putitora).