The Institute, established in 1987 by the name of "Trabzon Fisheries Research Institute", sustains applied research activities since 1988. In 1998, the institute got "Central Institute" status by the Ministry and its regional base duties advanced to national level and its name changed as "Central Fisheries Research Institute - Trabzon".To investigate every kinds of aquaculture and seafood based research is the task of Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock in our country (Fisheries Law No. 1380 and the changed item of this law ;14. proviso of Fisheries law No. 3288). The aim of our institute is to investigate aquaculture and seafood in seas especially in Black sea and inland waters in Turkey and to ensure the adoption of research results. Task area of the institute is Black sea, inlandwaters in Marmara and North East Anatolia.Unique studies are being put forth in scientific area by the investigations of the institute as well as practical, feasible information owning economic aspects which contributes to development of the country and the region is presented to those who work in fishing and the cultivation of aquatic products. Also, the institute assists government in incentives for fishing and aquaculture and bans on fishing by the results of investigations.