The main research areas are :
Spatial and temporal changes in the distribution and breeding patterns of marine organisms in the coastal and deep waters of Pakistan.
Primary productivity in the coastal waters.
Food web and Mangrove ecosystem studies in the nearshore coastal environment.
Ecological problems created due to industrial and recreational activities.
Rearing techniques for the production of indigenous and priced species of shrimp and fishes for development of aquaculture.
Inventory and evaluation of living resources.