Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) is the State-funded Fisheries University in India imparting professional education, research and training to enhance fish production and utilization by following the State Agricultural University (SAU) pattern and syllabi.
The Department of Fisheries was started in the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) during 1973.
The Fisheries College, Thoothukudi was established in 1977 and the first batch of students for B.F.Sc., programme were admitted. The Fisheries College was upgraded as Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI) during the year 1989.
The Fisheries College and Research Institute (FCRI), Thoothukudi became a constituent Institute of the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) with effect from 20.09.1989.
The Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU) was established on June 19, 2012 with head quarters at Nagapattinam.