Fisheries Science

Why You Should join?

Fisheries is an industry that involves catching, processing, marketing, and conservation of fishes and Fisheries Science is an academic discipline of managing and understanding fisheries. It includes the biological study of life, habits, and breeding of various species of fish. It also involves farming and husbandry of imported fishes and aquatic organisms in freshwater, brackish water, and any marine environment.
There are various job opportunities available in the field of  fisheries, especially in India. India is the 4th largest producer of fish in the world and 7th in the export of fish.
One can become an aquaculturist, farm managers, exporters, traders, breeders, and modern fishermen etc. They can try in government sector jobs as Fisheries Development Officer, Fisheries Survey officers in state or central government departments. One can also get the post of Research Assistant, Biochemist, Biologist or Technician in Academic Institutes.
There is job possibility in banking sector also as  a field officer, managers in agriculture loan section.
And , as obvious , there is always scope to start your own enterprise as an entrepreneur.

Who Should join?

There are various courses available for Fisheries Science Discipline at graduate, postgraduate and at doctorate level.

  • The eligibility for most of the undergraduate courses like B.F.Sc. (a 4-year degree course) is the study of science till class 12th in school.
  • As the degree in Fisheries Science is a science degree, one needs to have studied science with biology till class 12.
  • After completion of B.F.Sc candidates can go for M.F.Sc and Ph.D.
  • The selection process is either through state level entrance examination or via all India level ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) examination.

Discipline Groups

  • Fisheries Science

Programs in Fisheries Science

  • B.Sc.-Bachelor of Science
  • B.F.Sc.-Bachelor of Fisheries Science
  • Certificate-Certificate
  • Diploma-Diploma
  • Integrated Ph.D-Integrated Doctor of Philosophy
  • M.Phil.-Master of Philosophy
  • M.Sc.-Master of Science
  • M.F.Sc. -Master of Fishery Science
  • PG Diploma-Post Graduate Diploma
  • Ph.D.-Doctor of Philosophy