Besides these socio-economic research, extension and training activities are carried out through the 'Agricultural Economics Section' and 'Extension and Training Cell. During the XII plan the research scope of the Institute and its research divisions were refocused to Natural Resource based fisheries management of inland open waters. The research activities under each of these divisions are administered by Heads of Divisions appointed by ICAR. While the Regional Centers at Allahabad and Guwahati are administered by Heads of Regional Centers appointed by ICAR, other research centers are administered by Officers-in-Charges. The overall administrative control is with the Director. The Institute has cadre strength of 95 Scientists, 85 Technical Officers, 66 Administrative and 130 Supporting personnel.