Chinese Academy of Fishery Science (CAFS), subordinated directly to the Ministry of Agriculture, is a leading research institution in China, involved in almost all research fields, for both marine and freshwater, in fishery industry, including fishery resource survey and enhancement, aquaculture, fishing, fishery product processing, fishery machinery, fishery environment protection, fishery engineering, fishery economics study and fishery information.
Since its foundation in 1978, CAFS has performed over 1,000 studies, of which more than 250 were awarded by the state or the ministries. The most outstanding research results such as Industrial breeding on Peneaus chinensis and Haemorrhage disease control of grass carp, which won the First Prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress, have specially contributed to China's aquaculture development in the last decades. The other research results are also of great significance either academically or economically.
CAFS , with its headquarters in Beijing, has 21 related institutions of various disciplines spread over different parts of china and a total of 1590 scientists, including 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 51 research fellows and 340 associate research fellows.
Yellow Sea Fishery Research Institute
East China Sea Fishery Research Institute
South China Sea Fishery Research Institute
Heilongjiang River Fishery Research Institute
Yellow River Fishery Research Institute
Yangtze River Fishery Research Institute
Pearl River Fishery Research Institute
Freshwater Fishery Research Center
Fishery Machinery and Instrument Research Institute
Fishery Engineering Research Institute
Fishery Integrated Information Research Center
Fishery Environment Protection Research Division
Fish Disease Research Division
Yinkou Fishery Resource Proliferation Station
Beidaihe Fishery Resource Proliferation Station
Changdao Fishery Resource Proliferation Station
Xiaying Fishery Resource Proliferation Station
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