The College of Fishery Sciences established in 1985, at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India is one of the premier institution, especially in the Inland Fisheries Sector, catering to professionally trained manpower, development of fish production technologies, transferring the technologies to fish culturists, entrepreneurs and the industry.
The College of Fishery Sciences has played a great role in the establishment of fish farming in the inland sector of the country. A large number of modern fish farms have been established. Integrated fish farming has also been taken up. A number of the fish seed hatcheries have also been constructed in the private sector. Extensive farm facilities in the College provide a cradle for conducting research work on fish farming and for demonstration of frontline technologies to fish culturists.
The College is now emphasizing on the development and management of the high altitude fisheries in the vast freshwater resource, which exist in the form of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the Central Himalayan region. Special emphasis is being put on the development of technology for the culture and hatchery seed production of endangered fish species. Innovative aquaculture techniques have been developed for increasing fish production from the reservoirs.
The College of Fishery Sciences has five departments:
- Department Of Aquaculture
- Department Of Fishery Biology
- Department Of Fishery Hydrography
- Department Of Fish Processing Technology
- Department Of Fisheries Extension Education
College of Fishery Sciences Infrastructure
College of Fishery Sciences have 2 Lecture Room, Commitee Room, Informaiton Centre, Undergraduate Labs, Post Graduate Labs, ARIS Cell, Hostel, Examination Hall, Staff Room and Library
- Instructional Fish Farm: 30 Nursery Ponds, 4 Rearing Ponds, 7 Stock Ponds, 7 Mini Fish Seed Hatchery
- Fish Seed Hatchery: Indoor Circular Fish Seed Hatchery one over head tank, oxygenation tank, one breeding tank and four hatching tanks, 2 spawn collection tanks and six conditioning tanks.
Degree Courses and Programme in the College of Fishery Sciences
Bachelor of Fishery Science
Duration: 4 Years
Master of Fishery Science (Aquaculture)
Duration: 2 Years
Master of Fishery Science (Fishery Biology)
Duration: 2 Years
Ph.D. in Fishery Resource Management
The U.G. and P.G. students are given ample opportunities for practical training on fish culture, fish breeding, fish processing, fishery extension etc. Under fisheries work experience the students get the opportunity for intensive interaction with fish farmers, entrepreneurs and fishery industry, for development of managerial skill. After completing the degree programs the students can independently carry out fish culture, hatchery seed production, management of fish and shell-fish harvest and processing sector.
Training Programmes in College of Fishery Sciences
Training on fish culture
Duration: 7 Days
Course Month: Sept-Oct/May-June
Training on common carp breeding
Duration: 7 Days
Course Month: March
Training on fish culture and Seed Production
Duration: 15 Days
Course Month: July-August
Need Based Capsule Courses
Duration: 2-3 Days
Course Month: Any time
Placements from College of Fishery Sciences
Majority of the Under Graduate and Post Graduate students get jobs in Farm, Hatchery Management, Fish Processing, Feed sectors in India/Abroad. Some students are serving in Krishi Vigyan Kendras, State Fisheries Departments, NGOs and Universities.