The National Center for Research and Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CNRDPA) is a Public Scientific and Technological establishment under the Ministry of agriculture, rural development and Fisheries. The CNRDPA was created following the restructuring CNDPA by executive decree No. 08-128 of 30 April 2008.
The center is endowed with legal personality and financial autonomy.
In accordance with its statutory duties, the CNRDPA is striving to develop scientific knowledge and decision support tools through effective scientific research which are practical and adapted to operational constraints and the natural conditions enabling the development of a strategic sector such as fishing and also aquaculture oriented towards sustainability and protection of production environments.
The CNRDPA informs about the evolution and technical of technological development in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture through its technical departments as well as in the analytical field through its laboratories.