Institute of Marine Science and Fishing Technology was established in 2011 from the Faculty of Fishing Technologies - one of the first 7 Faculties of the University - with the task of training and conducting scientific research and technology transfer in the field of fisheries and marine science. The Institute is one of the leading educators in the national fisheries sector with many strengths such as fishing gear manufacturing; developing new fishing techniques; marine engineering; maritime law; safety of fishing vessels; fisheries oceanography; power and marine radio - fishing; ship controlling; fisheries management; and management of fishing boats.
The Institute’s staff members includes 9 Ph.Ds., and 11 Masters. All were trained in countries with developed fisheries industries such as Australia, Norway, Russia and Iceland. Professional development is one of our key strategies to improve the qualifcations of staffs, and provide a diverse range of training and research skills for their graduates. Thank to these, the Institute has been successful in maintaining its leading position in training, scientific research and technology transfer in the field of fisheries.
We focus on the research and survey of fisheries resources, improvement of fishing gear and fishing technologies to enhance production efficiency and protection of fisheries resources as well as applications of advanced technologies in mining and post-harvest storage. Some examples of our research achievements are technology transfer of crab traps in sea waters along Vietnam coast, LED applications for offshore purse seine fishery, mixed gillnet fishing, long-line squid fishing, and building artifcial habitats

Undergraduate programs:

  • Fishing Technology
  • Fisheries Management
  • Maritime Safety


Graduate programs:

Master programs:

  • Fishing Technology

PhD programs:

  • Fishing Technology


Short courses:

  • Training & issueing Captain & Chief Engineering Certificate
  • Training on using marine equipment (communication, GPS, fish finder...)
  • Short training for fishers/member crews

Research interest:

Regarding management, protection and development of resources:

- Survey and investigate aquatic resources

- Protect and develop coastal resources and traditional exploitation sites

- Apply technologies such as GIS, GPS, VMS ... in fishery management and protection of aquatic resources

- Implement to build up artificial fishing ground in coastal areas of Vietnam

- Manage Marine Protected Areas, serve marine farming

Regarding sustainable fisheries management and development:

- Determine a suitable alternative livelihood structures for coastal fishing communities

- Determine the number of fishing vessel by occupation, capacity, seas and seasons

- Determine the catches according to quotas

- Research to build a fishing model in the direction of sustainable production

- Community-based fisheries management

- Change alternative livelihoods for small boats and destructive fishing gears

Regarding fishing technologies:

- Studies on selectivity of fishing gears

- Introducing new alternative livelihoods for coastal fishing communities

- Advanced fishing technologies transfer

- Improve efficiency of fishing activities

- Ensure safety for fishers/member crews

- Focus on high economic species

- Apply new scientific and technological achievements (materials, methods of detecting and concentrating fish ...)

Future Research:

- Fishery resources management

- Environmentaly & Friendly fishing methods

- Improving fishing technologies

- Improving fish handling and preservation onboard

- Improving the safety at sea

- Sustainability in Fisheries

- Applying technology in fishing and fisheries management, such as GIS, GPS, VMS…

- Applying by-catch reduction devices in trawl fisheries

- Evaluating impact of climate change on fisheries

- Develop co-management for small-scale fisheries

Research Cooperation Expectation:

- Apply modern fishing technologies and friendly fishing methods

- Fish handling and preservation technologies onboard

- Fishery resources management

- Coastal resources for sustainable development

- Fisheries co-management and community-based fisheries management (CBFM)

- Improving livelihood for the coastal communities


- Improving fishing gears in trawl fisheries, crab pots and traps fisheries, tuna longline fishery and set net

- Applying modern fishing technologies

- Fish stock assessment

- Living marine resource management

- Fish handling & onboard preservation technologies

- Building artificial reefs

- Navigation safety of fishing    

International cooperation

The Institute has been expanding cooperation with international partners such as FAO, National Kaohsiung University (Taiwan), University of Tromso (Norway), South East Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Australian Maritime College (AMC), Iceland, Thailand, Asian Fisheries Science Journal, POSMA (Denmark), the 'French Sun' organization. 

Domestic cooperation

The Institute is maintaining and promoting cooperation with domestic partners such as: Vietnam National Directorate of Fisheries (D-FISH), Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (MARD), Institute of Oceanography (IO), Research Institute of Marine Fisheries (RIMF), Research Institute of Aquaculture III (RIA3), National Agricultural Extension Center, Sub-Department Fisheries of 28 coastal provinces nationwide (28 Sub-DFISHs) and Maritime Port Authorities of Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Ca Mau, Vung Tau ... 

Cooperation with businesses

Currently, the Institute has a relationship with many business partners such as Siam Brother Vietnam, Hai Dang company, Inmatech, Lyseaco, HVG Group, Zunibal Vietnam to transfer new technologoes as well as  find internship opportunities for students at these companies.

Director: Mr. Tran Duc Phu, Dr.


CP: +84.968400279

Vice-Director: Mr. Nguyen Trong Luong, Dr.           


CP: +84.984150656

Address: 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Str., Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam


Tel: +84 (258) 2471393

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