Bangladesh is a south Asian country located in between latitude 20°34' and 26°39' north and longitude 80°00' and 90°41' east. The country is crisscrossed with hundreds of rivers. The Department of Fisheries, Bangladesh (DoF) was first established in the undivided Bengal of the British India in 1908. In 1910 the DoF was abolished through merging with the Department of Agriculture. Again as per recommendation of Mr. T. South Well the DoF became an independent organization in 1917. The DoF was abolished again in 1923. After long gap following the recommendation of Dr. M. Ramswami Naidu the DoF was revived in May 1942.

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