The Department of Fisheries was using the Madras Fisheries Manual part I and II which deals with the administration and running of the Fish curing yards run by the Department of Andhra Pradesh embodying corrections upto 30th April, 1963. Afterwards, many changes have taken place in development of Fisheries Sector. It is proposed to prepare new Fisheries Departmental Manual and Functionary Manual separately incorporating changes that have occured in the duties of the functionaries of the department. The departmental manual will meet the requirements of regulation and development in the Fisheries Sector. The Functionary manual will meet the specific requirements of the departmental officers and deals with the functions of each functionary in detail.
After the separation of Andhra state from Composite Madras State on 1.10.1953, the Dept. was attached to the Agriculture Department under the director of agriculture. After the formation of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, the Fisheries wing was attached to the Director of Animal Husbandry. As the development of fisheries sector did not receive adequate attention, the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh have constituted a separate Directorate for fisheries and created the post of Director of Fisheries on 2.12.1959. Since then, the Dept. has been funsctioning as a full fledged Department and its activities have increased considerably.