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Fisheries Science involves aquaculture, gears, navigation, oceanography, aquarium management, breeding, processing, export and import of seafood, special products and by-products, research and related activities. Fisheries / Aquaculture has been in limelight during the past three decades as the fastest growing food production system driven by technological developments and increased demand for fish. To harness the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood, School of Marine Sciences, Alagappa University established the Department of Fisheries Science in 2018. The Department is in the process of upgrading its facilities and developing new laboratories.
To offer high quality PG and Research programs, presently department runs the choice based-credit system of M.Sc. Fisheries Science Program with intake capacity of 20. The syllabus provides knowledge to the students on Txonomy and biology of fish and shellfishes, Freshwater, coastal and marine fisheries management, Fish diseases and health resource management, Fish genetics and breeding technology, Ornamental fish farming and aquarium management, Fish processing technology, Fish hatchery and Farm design and construction etc.
Dr. E. Kannapiran,
Professor and Head i/c,
Department of Fisheries Science,
Karaikudi – 630003
Phone No : +91-4565-226007
The increased demand for sea foods and the growth shown by the Fishing industry opens wider employment opportunities for the qualified candidates in the Fishery Sciences. The export of Freshwater and Marine products and the utilization of related products in the domestic markets have given tremendous boost to the employment opportunities in this field. The competition across the sector has increased drastically and it offers a higher pay pack for the professionals in the sector. Career opportunities are available in government and private organizations, fisheries, consulting, business, environmental law, etc.