Commencing in 1987, till now the AFSIB has conducted 11 Indian Fisheries Forum at various locations successfully. All these were well attended and the Branch was able to bring together researchers, students, technocrats, policymakers, entrepreneurs, fish farmers and the public under one umbrella. It is gratifying to note that proceedings of all Forum up to 2017 have been brought out. The IFF has become a much-awaited event and the largest gathering of fisheries professionals in the country.
The objectives of the forum were to:
1. Provide a scientific platform to deliberate on the current research outputs and identify the research and development needs of the sector.
2. Nurture innovation skills to address issues of sustainability and safety of fish
3. Encourage scientists to think, develop and undertake need-based research to address core issues affecting fisheries and aquaculture sector.
The recent 11th IFAF was hosted by the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT), at Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala during 21-24 November 2017.