Directorate of Fisheries has its Head Office at Panaji. It provides Infrastructural facilities, deals with the Registration of Fishing vessel, Fishing canoes/Fishing crafts, fishing nets etc. The Directorate also implements various developmental as well as welfare schemes for the upliftment of the Fishermen and the fishing industry in Goa State.
The Directorate has a Fisheries extension wing, consisting of Fisheries Officers and Fisheries Surveyors attached to the Block Development offices of Tiswadi, Bardez, Salcete, Murmugao, Ponda, Pernem and Canacona and sub office at Colva, Salcete – Goa.
The Directorate is running a Fishermen Training Centre and Estuarine Fish Farm at Ela Dhauji, Old Goa, Fresh Water Fish Seed Farm at Anjunem.
The Director heads the Directorate of Fisheries with the assistance of Dy. Directors, Assistant Account Officer, a Research Assistant and Superintendent of Fisheries.
On the basis of the recommendations, suggested by the aforesaid committee, the Directorate of Fisheries came into existence (vide Government Order No.DF-372-FYP-62-27 dated 2nd January 1963) and as such all the fishery activities in the district were for the first time effectively organized. The Department is headed by the Director of Fisheries, who in turn is assisted in his work by the necessary technical and administrial staff. The total strength of the staff in the year 1974-75 was 192. The current strength of staff is 217.