Fisheries science deals everything about fishing in a scientific way. Husbandry, processing, maintenance, preservation and conservation etc that are related to fishes come under the field. The field is internally related to several other fields like Biology, Management, Engineering, etc. Being one of the largest producers of the world in fisheries, India has huge requirement of professionals in the field. The courses related to field are offered by agricultural, Veterinary and animal science, and fishery science Universities or Colleges.
B.F.S. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) is one of the courses of the stream. It is the undergraduate course structured to study various aspects of aquaculture, Biology and Pathology of fishes.
B.F.S. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) Course Details
The course is a four years program divided into 8 semesters. The course comprises the topics like aquaculture, taxonomy of fishes, Meteorology, Biochemistry, Geography, Microbiology, Fishery Economics, Anatomy of fishes, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Aquaculture Engineering, Hatchery Management, Ecology, and Genetics etc, as subjects of the course. Most of the institutes include hands-on and in-plant training in fisheries.
B.F.S. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) Eligibility
Clearing 10 + 2 with optional subjects Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry from a recognized board or its equivalent is the basic educational eligibility for the course. ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) is the all India level common entrance test to pursue a graduation in fisheries from the institutions of India. The minimum age limit is 17 years and maximum age limit is 20 years.
B.F.S. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) Career Prospect
Graduates of the course can get the job opportunities both in Private and Public sectors. Fish farms, Aquariums, Fish processing and marketing units, Fish disease diagnostic centers, Feed sales Departments, Hatchery companies, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, and research institutes are the major recruiters. Aqua culturist, Hatchery manager, Fish Exporting Manager, Fish trading Manager, Fisheries Inspector, Fish Farm Manager, Technical Officer, etc are the general job roles related the field. The average salary to a fresh graduate can be expected around ten thousand rupees.