Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) was established by the Act of Parliament
No. 6 of 1980 to promote, conduct, and co-ordinate fisheries research in Tanzania.
The length of the coastline in Tanzania is 1,424 km. The territorial sea has an area of 64 000 km2 and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) area is around 223 000 km2.