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Directorate Extension Education

          The Directorate of Extension Education of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University is located at the TNFU premises, Nagapattinam. This Directorate is functioning with the objective of planning, co-ordination and execution of all extension programmes of the entire University in close consultation and co – operation with the line department and other organizations associated with the development of fisheries. The Directorate of Extension Education brings out extension publications and periodicals, organizes, radio programmes, TV programmes, exhibitions, awareness programmes, etc., to disseminate fisheries technologies among the various stakeholders for adoption. The Directorate organizes various types of training programmes including entrepreneurial and skill development programmes for popularizing the new/improved fisheries technologies and for developing skilled man power for undertaking various tasks in the industrial units associated with fish production and processing. The Directorate brings out a farm magazine viz., Meenvalakathir, a quarterly magazine, published in Tamil for the benefit of aqua farmers, fisherfolk and fisheries entrepreneurs. TNFU Newsletter is another periodical published by the Directorate on the various activities of the University.


  • To develop a strong extension system in fisheries that will augment the fisheries production and productivity of the state.


  • To plan and co-ordinate the extension activities of the TNFU.
  • To help the line department and other organizations associated with the development of fisheries to carryout field extension services by producing extension education materials in fisheries for dissemination. 
  • To guide the research activities in fisheries by providing information on field problems for solution.
  • To development repositories on fisheries technologies, e-contents and course modules for dissemination of knowledge and innovations in fisheries.
  • To formulate the policies and programme for the extension education activities of the TNFU.
  • To liaise with fisheries organizations for effective implementation of Government schemes / programmes for developing fisheries.
  • To undertake continuous research in the field for improving the extension delivery system.