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Career in Fisheries


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

Central Institute of Fisheries Education,
Mumbai - 400 061.
Central Institute of Fresh Water Aquaculture,
Bhubaneswar - 751 020,
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute,
Central Institute of Brackish Water Aquaculture,
75, Santhome High Road,
R.A. Puram,
Chennai - 28.
Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute,
Barrackpore - 743 101.
Central Food Technology and Research Institute,
Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training,
Kochi, Kerala.
National Research Centre for Cold Water Fisheries,
Bhimtal - 263 136.
National Institute of Oceanography,
Dona Paula,
Goa - 403 004.
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kharagur - 721 302 ( West Bengal )
National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources,
Canal Ring Road,
Lucknow - 226 002.
National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources,
Canal Ring Road,
Lucknow - 226 002.
Andhra University,
Waltair ( Andhra Pradesh )
Goa University,
P.O. Santa Cruz,
Teleigao Plateau,
Goa - 403 002.
Berhampur University,
Bhanja Bihar,
Berhampur - 760 007.
Kochi University of Science and Technology,
Kochi - 682 022,
Mangalore University,
University Campus,
Mangala Gangothri - 574 199.
CAS in Marine Biology,
Annamalai University,
Annamalai Nagar.
Post Graduate College of Fisheries,
Osmania University,
Hyderabad - 500 004.

Different Fisheries College under State Agriculture Universities in India :

College of Fishery Science,
Nagpur - 01 ( Maharashtra )
College of Fisheries,
Mangalore - 575 002,
College of Fisheries,
Tuticorin - 628 008 ( Tsmil Nadu )
College of Fisheries,
Kochi - 682 506,
College of Fisheries Science,
Pantnagar - 263 145 ( Uttar Pradesh )
College of Fisheries Science,
Nellore - 524 004 ( Andhra Pradesh )
College of Fisheries Science,
Kulia ( West Bengal )
College of Fisheries,
College of Fisheries,
Varaval - 362 001,
Punjab Agriculture University,
Ludhiana - 141 004.
College of Fisheries,
Rangailunda, OUAT,
Rajasthan Agriculture University,
College of Fisheries,
Raha, AAU,
College of Fisheries,
Dholi, RAU,
College of Fisheries,
CAU, Agartala,
Tripura. ( & )

College of Fisheries,
Ratnagiri - 415 629.

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 :

1State GovernmentEvery State Government has a Fisheries Department in which Fisheries Department in which fisheries graduate can apply for the post of Assistant Fisheries Development Officer ( AFDO ) / Fisheries Extension Officer ( FEO ) and District Fisheries Development Officer.
2Central GovernmentOne can get job in central agencies like Marine Product Export Development Authority ( MPEDA ), Fisheries, Survey of India ( FSI ), NIO, WHO, FAO, NACA, NABARD, EIA.
3Academic InstitutesCandidates having degree ( B.F.Sc. ) can apply for the post of Research Assistant, Biochemist, Biologist, Technicians, etc. Candidates having Postgraduate degree ( M.F.Sc. ) can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fisheries. For the recruitment as scientists in various agricultural and fisheries Institutions under the ICAR, ASRB conducts an All India Competitive Exam, Agricultural Research Service ( ARS ) followed by viva voce.
4National BanksFisheries graduates can get jobs as a field officer, managers in agriculture loan section in nationalized as well as private banks.
5Self EmploymentAs an entrepreneur, after obtaining the professional degree in B.F.Sc., candidate can start their own enterprise. The financial support can be obtained through NABARD or through other nationalized banks. The main area in which fisheries enterprise can be developed are : Feed manufacturing, feed sales, ornamental fish culture and breeding, aquaculture, hatchery and seed production, commercial pearl production, fish processing are marketing, net making fish disease establishment of agriclines.
6Private Sector Candidates can work as a manager or officers in seafood processing and export units, aquafeed plants, fishing gear industries and in pharmaceutical companies. There is great paucity of skilled manpower in the Area of Designing, Construction, Management of Fish Farms and Hatcheries.
7Fishing / OceanThe increasing demand for sea food, sea based medicines and grooming of eco - friendly industries is likely to create a huge demand for oceanographers. Fishing is one of the areas in fishery sector. Participating in deep sea Exploration has tremendous scope. Government and World Bank are always supporting to develop fishing industry by Assistance in terms of subsidies and finance.
8Foreign JobsApart from scope for higher education in fisheries in countries such as USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and in European countries, there are a demand for fisheries professional in the aquaculture and processing sectors in Gulf and African countries also. There are number of fisheries countries graduates doing business in foreign countries in field of aquaculture, export & import.

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  • 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
    By ANIKET PADHY from RAYAGADA,ODISHA on July 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm
  • i am +2 student and intrested in fishery please any sugestion from the seniors?
    By JOHNSON DULOM from arunachal pradesh on March 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm
  • I have completed my M.Sc. zoology fisheries....plz sugges me what can i do aftr that...
    By Prashni Gupta from kanpur on October 30, 2015 at 12:56 pm
  • 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
    By ravikumar from bhiwani on September 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm
  • I want to training in Fisheries, so what can i do.....?
    By Kamlesh Kumar I Nandagawli from Nagpur on September 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  • Pearl farming training information send me
    By dharmeshkumar laljibhai patel from veraval-gujarat on July 15, 2015 at 8:12 pm
  • I want job in fisheries dept.I have interest in fisheries. Please help me.Please give me opportunity.
    By R.Swarupa rani from Jillelaguda,R.R dist on July 2, 2015 at 1:15 pm
  • Icomplete my in industrial Fish and Fisheries in 2017 from Bihar university muzz.I m also graduate with zoology(H) through same university.if any job opportunity for me.kindly inform me.
    By kumud Priyadarshi from Motihari,Bihar on June 21, 2015 at 3:12 am
    By NAVIN from SALEM on May 2, 2015 at 4:33 pm
  • Sir mene session 2017 m fishries s ki thi lekin iske karne s koi fayda nahi hua
    By RAVI PRATAP SINGH from (uttar pradesh)(jhansi) on April 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • I want training of pearl farming
    By Vinay jaitapkar from mumbai on March 13, 2015 at 8:51 pm
  • I want to job in Fisheries.I have interest in Fisherise.
    By preeti adhana from meerut on February 10, 2015 at 3:22 pm
  • I have completed my graduation in zoology hons from Calcutta University in 2017.I did a UGC certified course in Ornamental Fish Culture in 2017.Now I am doing MSc. from the same university in their any job scope for me in fish industries in West Bengal?
    By Nabanita Ghosh from kolkata, West Bengal on March 22, 2013 at 7:34 am
  • 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!!
    By vipin from calicut,kerala on November 11, 2012 at 9:41 am
  • After agriculture there is a post as village officer in every district,does fisheries dept offer such a post after fisheries graduation???
    By Amritha johny from calicut,kerala on October 22, 2012 at 10:17 am
  • 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.....
    By suchismita haldar from kolkata,west bengal on August 15, 2012 at 10:10 am