1. Conduct research to generate aquacultural technologies;
  2. Produce aquaculture live inputs (fingerlings);
  3. Trainin extension officials;
  4. Provide highly technical aquacultural support services to fish farmers and other parties, such as business entities, engaged in aquaculture;
  5. Produce table sized fish at NRDCA;
  6. Technically supervise the establishment of corporate fish farms;
  7. Conduct special high priority programs such as artificial propagation of Golden Mahaseer and other native fish conservation related activities;
  8. Propound recommendations for the development of aquaculture development policies and other governance instruments;