Formerly the Samar Regional School of Fisheries, the Samar State University - Mercedes
is one of the public satellite campuses operating under the province-wide university system of the Samar State University
. The integration of the campus happened in 1999 when the institution was converted into a college by the enactment of RA 8745, or the General Appropriations Act of 1999. This, in turn, led to the recommendation of the school to be part of the university system, which was later on approved.
And being the College of Fisheries and Marine Sciences
, the campus primarily offers undergraduate programs in Fisheries, Fisheries Education, Marine Biology,
and Marine Engineering
. In addition to these programs is a diploma
degree in Fisheries Technology
which aims to produce skilled and competent manpower that will surely make a significant contribution
in the fishery industry.