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The Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of ICAR - CMFRI had its beginning in 1947 as a Survey Unit, which was housed in the premises of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The main function of the Survey Unit was to collect the fish landing data. The Survey Unit was upgraded as a Research Unit and research activities were initiated in the year 1955 in the premises of Department of Zoology, Andhra University. Later, the Calcutta Research Unit of CMFRI was merged with the Visakhapatnam Research Unit of CMFRI in 1962. During 1970, the Research Unit housed within the premises of Department of Zoology, Andhra University was elevated to a Sub-station and subsequently as a Research Centre in 1976. The Research Centre moved into its own building in 1995, and was further upgraded as the Regional Centre on 17th October, 2001. The Kakinada Research Centre of CMFRI was merged with the Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of CMFRI on 15th February, 2006.The Visakhapatnam Regional Center of CMFRI is dedicated to conducting research in various critical areas to enhance marine fisheries management and aquaculture practices along the north-east coast.The Center’s research focuses on developing marine fisheries policies for Andhra Pradesh, assessing the impact of climate change on marine fisheries, mapping resource distribution and abundance, inducing spawning and seed production of commercially important marine finfishes, and innovating cage culture and capture-based aquaculture methods.Over the last five years, the center has achieved significant milestones in these areas. The center has successfully tagged Yellowfin tuna with pop-up satellite tags for tracking their movements and behavior. Additionally, center has conducted studies on biological reference points and stock assessment of commercially important resources, revalidated growth rates in captivity, and modeled catch rates with environmental parameters. Furthermore, center has assessed the carbon footprint of marine capture fisheries and achieved success in breeding and seed production of Indian Pompano and Orange spotted grouper. The center has also conducted demonstration projects on cage culture, showcasing innovative techniques for sustainable aquaculture. These achievements contribute to the scientific understanding and sustainable management of marine resources, thereby supporting the socio-economic development of the region.