The Fisheries Science Museum was the first complex marine sciences and fisheries museum in Korea. It opened on May 26th, 1997 according to a provision of the National Science Museum Act to introduce the fisheries and ocean as a thesaurus of natural resources and develop an the interest and spirit of exploration in people.

The exhibitions were designed to chronicle the progress and enhance the image of . the future of scientific technology in the fields of marine sciences and fisheries. These exhibitions were produced by the joint efforts of professional researchers and staff at the NFRDI from 1991 to 1996. The unique collections were developed by 15 divisions and about 7,400 exhibitions, some of which include: Marine Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Marine Ranching, Fish Specimens, Aquarium, Marine Food Production, Whale Skeleton and Laboratory of Ship Control Navigation etc.

According to government policy, Korea Fisheries Association is to manage the Fisheries Science Museum from January 1st, 2005. We will encourage youth to actively participate in the study of marine sciences by starting field study programs such as releasing fish stock, and essay contests. We also intend to continuously develop and exhibit new items, present special exhibitions, and support various events. We will be true to our name and reputation and establish Fisheries Science Museum as a sight seeing attraction with a pleasant environment.

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The Museum,

built on May 26, 1997, has total floor space of 4,500㎡ and land of 9,200㎡inside the National Fisheries Research and Development Institutea (NFRDI). It has a variety of theme exhibitions. Movie shows, Aquarium, and outdoor exhibitions with 7,384 items covering 1,072 pecies.


Location of the Fisheries Science Museum

The Museum is location at Gijang area, the south east part of Busan, Korea, around which haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach are located, The Daebyon Portnear the Museum is famous for anchovy landings caught by small fishing boats, Laminaria farm are also found nearby.

  • Admission FeesNo charge
  • Adminssion TimesAdmission up one hour before closing
  • ClosedEvery Monday, Lunar new year’s holidays, Korean Thanksgiving day
  • Transportation FacilitiesYou can reach Museum by public transportation (City Bus 181)