Career in Fisheries

Fisheries, is a team related with the capture of fisheries including inland and sea, aquaculture, gears, navigation, oceanography, aqua – rium management, breeding, processing, export and import of seafood, special products and by products, research and related activities.

The contribution of fisheries to the GDP is around 1.4% and GDP contribution of agriculture sector as a whole is at 4.6% Fish is the primary source of protein for over one billion people in the world. Fishing is also the main source of income for over 100 million people who are directly involved in fishing. In India, it is estimated that around 8 million people directly or indirectly depend on the fisheries sector. India is the fourth largest producer of fish in the world.

It is also the second larges producer of inland fish. Developments of brackish water and freshwater aquaculture have tremendous scope in India. Out of a total area available for culture only 30% of fresh water area and 10% of brackish water area is utilized.

Objective of Fisheries Education :

To make available the much needed technically competent extension personal for transfer of technology. To make available personnel to assist the research and development, & instructors to teach. To make available administrators to plan, develop & execute fisheries development plan. To create aquaculturist, farm manager, exporters, traders, breeders and modern fishermen’s, etc.

Admission to various branches of Fisheries Science at State Agricultural Universities :

To become a fisheries graduate one has to pass 4 Year degree from Fisheries College of State Agriculture Universities. For admission in B.F. Sc. ( Bachelor of Fisheries Science ) Course one can apply after 10 + 2 having PCB group. Admission is given as per merit of candidates and availability of seats. Special Quota for outside state candidates are allowed to the candidates who have passed entrance exam of ICAR and are getting – fellowship too.

Special reserved seats are there for Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. B.F. Sc. Involves courses such as Inland Aquaculture, Freshwater Aquaculture, Mariculture, Industrial Fisheries, Fish Processing and Post Harvest Technology, Environment, Ecology and Extension. Fourth Year Syllabus contains practical experience like on Sea cruise on Fishing Vessels for Data Collection & Fishing, in Processing Plants and on Aqua Farms.

After completion of B.F. Sc. Candidates can become M.F. Sc ( Master of Fisheries Science ). For taking admission in Central Institutes, one has to appear for All India Level Common Entrance Test conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.

Institutions working in the field of Fisheries

Sl.No. Name of the City / CentreCentre Code
1. Bangalore 51
2. Bhopal 52
3. Chandigarh 53
4. Dehradun 54
5. Delhi 55
6. Jaipur 56
7. Jallandhar 57
8. Kolkata 58
9. Lucknow 59

Different Fisheries College under State Agriculture Universities in India :

ProgramAIPGDET III Eligibility CriteriaDay, Date & Time of AIPGDET III Entrance TestLast Date of Submission of AIPGDET III Application Form( a ) Price of Brochure
( b ) Entrance Test Fee
Centre for AIPGDET III Entrance Test
MDSBDS 25th May, 2012 ( Friday );
11.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.
24th May, 2012( a ) Rupee 1500 /-
( b ) Rupee 2000 /-
Pimpri, Pune - 18

Apart from these, institutes offering degree & higher education include ICAR open Krishi Vigyan Kendras and Trainers Training Centres at CIFA, CMFRI and CICFRI, state government introduced fisheries as a vocational course at 10+2, level with active assistance from NCERT in regard developing circular & books. Also some of coastal states have fisheries school at fishermen’s dominating villages.

Job Opportunities for Fisheries Graduates :

1.AIPGDET III Form FeeRupee 1500 /- ( Add Rupee 250 /-, if required by post )
DD Favoring “The Registrar, Dr. D. Y. Path Vidyapeeth”, Payable at Pune
2.Last date for submitting the application form to - Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune for All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Test III 2013 ( AIPGDET III 2013 ) Last Week of May, 2013
3.Place where the AIPGDET III 2013 will be held Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune – 411 018.
4.Dispatch of admit cards to candidates who are considered provisionally eligible for AIPGDET III 2013.At the time of submission of form or between 9.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. on the day of AIPGDET III 2012.
5.Date & time of AIPGDET III 2013 Last Week of May, 2013
6.Declaration of AIPGDET III Entrance Results Last Week of May, 2013
7.Schedule of AIPGDET III Entrance Counseling Last Week of May, 2013
8.Venue of AIPGDET III Entrance admission sessionsPadmashree. Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune - 411 018.

14 thoughts on “Career in Fisheries

  1. hello sir i m aniket padhy from odisha i want to know that after completion in BFSC in fisheries in 4 years what i will do know can i get some high level fisheries jobs in india in private companies .please suggest me soon sir i neeed ur help

  2. dear sir
    i want you know about fishing courses and age requierment and fees i am a pharmacist and i want go to abord but i need fishing corse and scope in other country please tell me and reaply

  3. I want job in fisheries dept.I have interest in fisheries. Please help me.Please give me opportunity.

  4. Icomplete my B.sc. in industrial Fish and Fisheries in 2014 from Bihar university muzz.I m also graduate with zoology(H) through same university.if any job opportunity for me.kindly inform me.

  5. Sir mene session 2009 m b.sc fishries s ki thi lekin iske karne s koi fayda nahi hua

  6. I have completed my graduation in zoology hons from Calcutta University in 2012.I did a UGC certified course in Ornamental Fish Culture in 2011.Now I am doing MSc. from the same university in Zoology.is their any job scope for me in fish industries in West Bengal?

  7. wat cud be d avg income after completing these courses??

    M a 12 passout student nd hav a grt zeal of interest in aquaculture bt as m nt financially strong so hav a doubt ki is there money in dis or nt!!

  8. After agriculture there is a post as village officer in every district,does fisheries dept offer such a post after fisheries graduation???

  9. Ai am a post graduate in zoology with fishery specialization……plz help for a job in this field……i am interested to do job in this field….please help me…..

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