Marine Fisheries Department (MFD) is a Government of Pakistan department. MFD is attached to the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (Livestock Wing) and was established in 1951. It is the executive fisheryagency of the federal Government, with primary responsibilities for ensuring management and development of fishery resources in the interest of the nation. According to the constitution, the management of marine fisheries is a federal responsibility outside the limit of territorial waters (12 nautical miles). The Ministry of Food, Agriculture & Livestock (MINFAL) is the Federal Agency responsible for fisheries.