Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Karnataka
Karnataka state emerged as a maritime State in 1956 with the reorganization of the states. For the overall development of fishery sector in the state, an independent Department of Fisheries, which was previously under the Department of Animal Husbandry was established in the year 1958 with its Directorate at Bangalore vide G.O. No.AFD 161 FSY 57 dated 19th May 1958 (published in the Gazette dated 29th May 1958 in page 346) with an object to give fillip for production of fish in the state by utilizing the rich resources both in marine and inland sector.