India is a country blessed with a long coastline and abundant sea resources. Fishing is thus a very important economic activity for a large section of the population living by the coastline. But fishing resources are not distributed equally at all locations. A lot many factors decide the distribution and availability of fishing resources. A few such factors are salinity, availability of food, sea current, light, physical features at the seabed, environment and surface temperature. Depending upon these variables certain locations will be very suitable for spawning and growing of most marine organisms including fishes, whereas other locations will not be as fortunate. It requires a great deal of study to identify and understand these conditions. The field of fisheries hydrography does just that trying to learn about the oceans, the fishes and their habitats.
Eligibility and course duration
Bachelor's degree in B.F.Sc fisheries hydrography. Admissions are generally based on merit of qualifying exam. Duration of the course is 2 years.
More about the course
Fisheries hydrography is a lot about the basic as well as the composite sciences where physics, chemistry, biology, ecology and marine geology play a very important role. It applies the principles of oceanography, aquatic ecology and maritime meteorology to solve various issues in fishries. The field of fisheries hydrography helps you understand the behavior of the fishes and the environmental conditions they best grow and prosper. Such knowledge is very much instrumental in helping fishermen improve their yield thus providing them with a reliable source of income. Fisheries hydrography also takes into consideration aspects on sustainable development so as to prevent over-catching and in conserving such resources. As a fisheries expert you will be finely balancing between production of fish to their conservation. Some of the topics will be on aquatic environment and biodiversity, coastal zone management, aquatic pollution, wastewater management, fisheries oceanography, aquatic microbiology and so on.
Jobs and opportunities
The master's program in fisheries hydrography provides for you opportunities in the fishery industry. There are opportunities in research as well as working in the industry directly. One can get associated with the numerous fish farms located in the country. You could be working in one of the research labs associated with fisheries. For research it will be best if you acquire a doctoral degree in the concerned field. There are also opportunities in setting up your own fish farms and in exports.
M.F.Sc. Fisheries Hydrography Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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