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Marine Biotech-Aquaculture

Career Opportunities-Educational Institutes

 Career Opportunities

There are large number of opportunities in the aquaculture and marine sector to work as a marine biologist/marine scientist, fish farm hand like 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 in management of fish farms, both in private and govt. sector, business establishments etc.
At present, there is great paucity of skilled manpower in the area of designing, construction, management of fish farms and hatcheries. Every state government is having fisheries department in

 which fisheries graduate can apply for the post of Assistant Fisheries Development Officer (AFDO)/ Fisheries Extension Officer (FEO) and District Fisheries Development Officer (DFDO). One can get job in central agencies like Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Fisheries Survey of India (FSI) etc.
In the private sector, job opportunities are available in fish processing companies, aqua-culture farms, hatcheries, aquafeed plants, fishing gear industries and in pharmaceutical companies.
In academic institutes, candi-dates having Postgraduate degree can apply for the post of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Fisheries. For the recruitment of scientist in various agricultural and fisheries Institutions under the ICAR, ASRB conducts an All India Competitive Exam, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) followed by viva voce.
As an entrepreneur, after obtaining the professional degree in B. F. Sc., candidate can start their own enterprise. The financial support can be obtained through NABARD or through other nationalized banks. NABARD gives financial support to the candidate having B. F. Sc. degree. The main area in which fisheries enterprise can be developed are ornamental fish culture, aquaculture, hatchery and seed production, commercial pearl production, fish disease diagnostic centre, consultancy services and establishment of agriclinics.
Candidates after bachelor or master degree can apply for higher education in fisheries, aquacul-ture, marine sciences and biotechnology in USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, China and in European countries as well. Apart from this, there is a demand for fisheries professional in the aquaculture and processing sectors in Gulf and African countries also.
The increasing demand for sea food, sea based medicines and grooming of eco¬friendly industries is likely to create a huge demand for oceanographers.


*Educational Institutes

Andhra University, Waltair- 530003

AMET University, 135, East Coast Road, Kanathur, Chennai-603112. Tel: 044 27472155/157; Mob: +91 9444065432.  Courses Offered: PG and research programs viz., M.Sc Marine Biotech, M. Phil., (Biotech, Marine Biotech, Marine Microbiology and Microbiology) and Ph. D., in Marine Biotech. Research Programs: Marine Microbial Diversity, Enzyme technology, Secondary metabolites from marine organisms, Marine Bio-products and Bioprocess Technology.

Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar, Berhampur-760007

CAS in marine biology, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar

Central Inland Capture Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore - 743101

Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture, Santhome High Road, R.A. Puram, Chennai-600028

Central Institute of Fisheries Education (Deemed Fisheries University), Versova, Mumbai- 400061

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Matsyapuri PO, Kochi - 682029

Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, P. O. Kausalya-ganga, Bhubaneshwar- 751002

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin - 682014

Cochin University of Science and Technology, P. O. Kochi-682022

Goa University, P.O. Santa Cruz, Teleigao Plateau,

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal- 721302

Mangalore University, University Campus, Mangala Gangothri-574199

National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Canal Ring Road, P. O. Dilkusha, Telibagh, Lucknow - 226002

National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa- 403004

National Research Centre for Cold water Fisheries, Bhimtal- 263136

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