M.F.Sc. - M.Sc. (Fisheries) Master of Fishery 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. Master of Fisheries
Science is a Post Graduate Academic Degree awarded for a course of program in
the field of Fisheries Science. It is abbreviated as M.F.Sc. or M.Sc.
(Fisheries). Both these degrees stand for Master of Fisheries Science and are
not different from each other. The course curriculum of Fisheries Science course
extensive research work in scientific breeding and management of fisheries. The
Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE) in Mumbai, is one of the leading
centres of training in Fisheries Science in India at the Post Graduate level.

Duration - The duration
of M.F.Sc. is 2 years spread over 4 semesters.


  • A candidate should possess a B.Sc. Zoology degree or a Bachelor of
    Fishery Science with at least 60% marks.

  • Admission is through an all-India agriculture postgraduate combined
    entrance test conducted by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research.

  • Mostly, the age limit is placed between 20 to 25 years.

Master of Fishery Science Subjects /

Master of Fishery Science Subjects / Topics vary as per the chosen
specialisation of a candidate.

Master of Fishery Science

  • Aquaculture.
  • Biostatistics and Informatics.
  • Fisheries Biology.
  • Fisheries Biotechnology.
  • Fisheries Environment.
  • Fish Processing Technology.
  • Post-harvest technology
  • Fish Engineering.

Who can and Who should pursue Master
of Fishery Science Degree

  • This course is especially meant for those who are dedicated and
    committed towards thorough study of Fisheries Science in order to become
    Proficient Professional Fishery Scientist.

  • Those who are willing to develop cutting edge technologies for improved
    management fishery resources, disease problems, nutrients, water resources
    and environment are also best suited for acquiring this degree.

  • For Zoology Graduates, a Masters Degree Programme in Fishery Science is
    one of the suitable higher study options due to its employment feasibility.
    A Scholar of Fishery Science can work in the field of Fish Genetics and

Advantages or Benefits of Master of
Fishery Science Degree

  • One can go for higher studies like Ph.D. or other higher education

  • M.F.Sc. can also open gates for study or for employment in Foreign

Master of Fishery Science Jobs

The substantial growth of Fishing Industry marked by the export of sea food and
other related products being utilised by the domestic market, has turned
Fisheries Science into a employment worthy sector. Specialisation in a
particular field demands high salary package.

Employment Areas

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

Job Types

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

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

M.F.Sc. (Aquaculture)

M.F.Sc. (Aquatic Environment Management)
M.F.Sc. (Fish
Processing Technology)
M.F.Sc. (Fisheries Engineering
and Technology)
M.F.Sc. (Fisheries Microbiology)

M.F.Sc. (Fisheries Resources and Management)

M.Phil. (Aquatic Biology & Fisheries)

M.Sc. (Applied Fisheries and Aquaculture)

M.Sc. (Aquaculture & Fishery Microbiology)

M.Sc. (Marine Biology/ Aquatic Biology and Fisheries)

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