The MMSU – College of Aquatic Sciences and Applied Technology (CASAT) is a satellite College in the Southern portion of Ilocos Norte. Situated at the front of Currimao Bay, the CASAT campus is suitable for the two offerings of the College, namely, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. These programs conform to the standards set forth in their respective Policies, Standards, and Guidelines (PSG’s) with some enrichments as approved by the Board of Regents.

        The College was initially named as College of Fisheries; then in 2004, the College was renamed as the College of Aquatic Sciences and Applied Technology (CASAT) to encompass all aspects of aquatic sciences and marine biology, as well as the emerging new technologies related to these fields of specialization.

        Since August 2009, the College has maintained its status as National University of Fisheries - recognition conferred by the National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES) through the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and has received three tranches of Php1M financial assistance from the Commission. This 2021, CHED once again approved the implementation of another Php1M worth NAFES project for the upgrading of facilities of CASAT.


  • National University of Fisheries in Region 1
    •         Conferred by the National Agriculture and Fisheries Education System (NAFES)
  • Certificate of Program Compliance
    •         The Bachelor of Science in Fisheries program was awarded Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) - CHED ROI Order No. 35 series of 2021
    •         The Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology program was awarded Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) - CHED ROI Order No. 66 series of 2020
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certification
    •         With Certificate No. SCP000422Q, the MMSU's ISO 9001:2015 certification covers the university's provision of advanced, professional, and higher education, research, extension, and support services in its campuses in the City of Batac, Laoag City, and Currimao.
  • Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), Inc.
    •         BS in FIsheries - Level III Phase I
    •         BS in Marine Biology - Level II Re-accredited
  • Performance in the Licensure Examination for Fisheries Technologists


Center for Diver Training and Education

     Prof. Rhea R. Espiritu
     Center Chief
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Marine-Based Product Research & Development Center  
     Mr. Jerome D. Binarao (concurrent Chief for Aqua-Fisheries Production)
     Center Chief
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