The Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries carries out research in many fields such as:-

Studies on living organisms in the marine environment and general systematics, Interactions between species and with their surroundings, Ecological factors and their effects on marine organisms, Relationships between feeding and nutrition and Studies of marine fauna and ecology of organisms living in marine flora. Specifically there are many studies in the following topic areas - heterotrophic bacteria, cyanobacteria, phytoplankton, phytopigment, zooplankton, sea meadows, benthic organisms, fisheries biology and population dynamics, acoustics, marine conservation areas and marine mammals.