Research is the essential key for a country's comprehensive development and achievement. Power and sovereignty of every nation has research and science production as its base. Success in all developmental activities of industry, social services, agriculture and fisheries depends on the exhaustiveness of research activities. The need for research projects on marine biology and environment has been brought in to focus by the importance of the knowledge required for aquaculture, nutrition and food supply and preservation of marine resources. Oman Sea Fisheries Research Center, on such basis, has commenced its activities in 1982. Due to its outstanding progress in research activities and research facilities, the center was upgraded to Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecological Research Institute by the ministry of science, research and technology in 2002.
The sea-fronted central building of the Institute with 4200 m2 infrastructure is located on the coastal area in Bandarabbas with an additional research station located in Bandar-e-Lengeh.
Research activities of the Institute are organized in different research departments of marine ecology, marine biology, marine stocks evaluation, breeding and aquaculture, genetics . Moluccas Persian Gulf Research Station in Bandar-e-Lengeh, has conducting research on Moluccas and ornamental fish as its objective.
In 2009 Persian Gulf and Oman Sea Ecological Research Institute received the International Certificate of Quality Management of Laboratory Systems accredited by DAkkS according to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.