In accordance with the resolution of the Council of Ministries (2004/8130) published in the Official Newspaper on 4 December 2004, three institutions (Antalya-Kepez Aquaculture Station, Beymelek Fisheries Production and Development and Bodrum Fisheries Research Institute) were abolished and instead of them Mediterranean Fisheries Production Research and Training Institute (MEDFRI) was founded to be responsible for Aegean and Mediterranean Regions. Our ministry was restructured by the legislative decree No. 639 on 8 June 2011. In this context, Eğirdir Fisheries Research Institute founded in 1986 was connected to MEDFRI. But later in 2013, this institute was separated as a provincial organization that is directly connected to the ministry in accordance with the resolution of the Council of Ministries 2013/4934. Currently MEDFRI is functioning as Beymelek and Kepez Units.