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The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) is one of the seven public National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) under the policy guidance and co-ordination of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) which was established under the National Agriculture Research Act of 2005. NaFIRRI headquarters are located along plots 39-45, Nile Crescent & Plots 28-32, Oboja road in Jinja opposite the wagon ferry terminal while the Aquaculture Research and Development Centre is located at Kajjansi, 12km along Kampala-Entebbe Highway.

  • Mandate

    To conduct basic and applied research of national and strategic importance in Aquaculture, Capture fisheries, Water environment, Socio-economics and Marketing, and Information Communication Management, and emerging issues in the fisheries sector.

  • Vision

    A Centre of Excellence in Fisheries Innovations and Impact Creation in collaboration with SMART partnerships.

  • Mission

    To generate the knowledge base, develop and disseminate fisheries technologies for increased but sustainable fish production, conservation of the fisheries genetic resources, water quality and fish habitat, and to develop and manage the fisheries and required linkages with stakeholders.

  • Goal

    To enhance the contribution of fisheries research to increased and sustainable fish production, economic growth, food security and poverty eradication through generation and dissemination of appropriate technologies, knowledge and information.


Update on NaFIRRI Research and Outreach Quarter one 2016/17 - Director of Research (Dr. Anthony Taabu Munyaho)

This area will be updated shortly


This publication are where the NaFIRRI scientists have participated

  • Reports


  • Journal articles


  • Books


  • Library bibliographies


  • Workshop proceedings


  • Policy briefs


  • Fact sheets


  • Brochures



Find here videos, still pictures, audios, power point slides and talking slides

  • Multimedia
  • Photo gallery
  • Videos
  • Audio
  • Talking slides


These are events where NaFIRRI is the organiser, part of the organisers or a particpant



NaFIRRI prides itself in being an equal opputunity employer


At NaFIRRI employment is founded on sustainable work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees; cultivating the full potential of all employees; encouraging individual pursuit of work/life balance; mentoring great scientists and other proffesionals at all levels, who excel at research work; appreciating and recognizing the contributions of people who work with us; establishing and communicating standards for ethical behavior and integrity; getting involved in community endeavors and public policy and lastly we are an equal opportunity employer.


NaFIRRI has a vibrant Internship program in which it proactively attracts, identifies and engages talent early to mold them into young scientists and other professionals. NaFIRRI has strategic partnerships with different education institutions both medium and higher. In conclusion, undergraduates seeking meaningful internships are always welcome, they will receive guidance and support in their career growth. NaFIRRI recognizes that a great deal can be achieved for both students and NaFIRRI if the internship is positively carried out from start.


NaFIRRI has a strong mentoring and volunteering program given that the Institute has very experienced staff that has been out working for some time. NaFIRRI realizes mentoring and volunteering helps young people to grow and learn more, raise their self-esteem and helps them have better attitude towards work.

Contact us

Physical location:

Nile Crescent, Plot 39/45, Jinja Opposite the wagon ferry terminal

Postal Address:

P.O Box 343 Jinja


Phone Number: +256 434 121369 / +256 434 120484

Fax Number: +256 434 120 192




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