B.F.Sc. - B.Sc. (Fisheries) Bachelor of Fisheries Science

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Fisheries Science is a field of Science which is involved in managing,
catching, processing, marketing and conservation of Fish. It is an
interdisciplinary field, drawing information with other interrelated fields like
Oceanography, Ecology, biology, Economics and Management. Bachelor of Fisheries
Science is an Under Graduate Academic Degree awarded for a course of program in
the field of Fisheries Science. It is abbreviated as B.F.Sc. or B.Sc.
(Fisheries). Both these degrees stand for Bachelor of Fisheries Science and are
not different from each other. The course curriculum of Fisheries Science course
is structured to study habits and breeding of various species of fish. It also
involves farming and husbandry of important fishes and aquatic organisms in
fresh water, brackish water and any marine environment.

Duration - The duration
of B.Sc. (fisheries) is 4 years. There are a number of semesters which are
mostly 8 in number.


  • To pursue a B.Sc. (Fisheries) or B.F.Sc degree, a candidate needs to be
    10+2 pass in science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects.

  • The candidate also needs to appear for an all India Level Common
    Entrance Test conducted by ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research),
    New Delhi, to get admission in various Central Institute of Fisheries.

  • Age limit is Minimum 17 Years and Maximum 20 Years.

Bachelor of Fisheries Science
Subjects / Topics

  • Aquaculture.
  • Fishery Biology and Resource Management.
  • Fishery Pathology and Microbiology.
  • Fisheries Environment.
  • Fish Processing Technology.
  • Fishery Engineering.
  • Fishery Economics & Statistics.
  • Fishery Extension.

Note : Subjects / Topics may vary from Institute to
Institute. Most of the subjects or topics are same, with few variations in
content or title.

Bachelor of Fisheries Science

Nautical Science.

Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor
of Fisheries Science Degree

  • Candidates who possess a genuine interest in marine life and are free
    from sea sickness or can adapt themselves to sea travel.

  • Candidates who are interested in making innovations and developments
    which can better the existing technology, are also well suited for this

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Fisheries Science Degree

  • One can go for M.F.Sc. (Masters of Fisheries Science) after completing

  • Candidates with academic background in B.F.Sc., can apply for the post
    of research assistant, biochemist, biologist, technicians, etc.

Bachelor of Fisheries Science Jobs

Graduates in Fisheries Science can find employment in the public sector
organizations such as the Fisheries Department and nationalized banks. India has
a vast shoreline and sea food export is one of the major revenue earners for
India and trained personnel in the field of fisheries science are in demand.

Employment Areas

  • Fisheries Colleges.
  • Research Institutes.
  • Fish Farmers Development Agencies.
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
  • Nationalised Banks.
  • International Organisations like FAO,NACA.
  • Aquariums.
  • Fish Farms.
  • Feed Manufacturing Units.
  • Feed Sales Department.
  • Ornamental Fish Culture and Breeding Centres.
  • Hatchery and Seed Production Companies.
  • Commercial Pearl Production Industry.
  • Fish Processing and Marketing Firms.
  • Net Making Units.
  • Fish Disease Diagnostic Centre.
  • Consultancies.

Job Types

  • Farm Manager.
  • Fisheries Inspector.
  • Hatchery Manager.
  • Aqua Culturist.
  • Fish Exporters.
  • Fish Traders.
  • Fish Breeders.
  • Fishermen.
  • Marine Biologist / Marine Scientist.
  • Hatchery/ Farm Operator.
  • Fisheries Extension Officer / Technical Officer.
  • Feed Mill Manager.
  • Processing and Production Manager.
  • Fish Export Inspector.
  • Export Manager.
  • R&D Professional.
  • Aquaculture Entrepreneur.
  • Consultant.
  • Assistant Fisheries Development Officer.
  • Fisheries Extension Officer.
  • District Fisheries Development Officer.

B.F.Sc. - B.Sc. (Fisheries) Courses in India

  • B.F.Sc. B.F.Sc. (Aquaculture)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fish Biology)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fish Economics & Management)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fish Extension Education)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fish Technology & Engineering)
  • B.F.Sc. (Hydrography)
  • B.Sc. (Aquaculture & Fishery Microbiology)
  • B.Sc. (Industrial Fish & Fisheries)

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