Aquaculture and Fisheries Program (AFP) is an entity within the Animal Sciences Institute at the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Islamabad, Pakistan established on 1985. The program was set up with the vision to develop inland aquaculture on modern lines to meet national and international requirements. The mandate of program was to undertake strategic research on inland aquaculture to increase per unit fish production. The main goal is to increase the contribution of inland aquaculture national economy by applying modern aquaculture practices, intensive fish culture and introduction of new and high value fish in culture system. Further to that program also focus on introduction of new and emerging ideas of income generation such as development of ornamental fish science and technology that has substantial local and overseas markets.