Fisheries Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects

Duration:4 years, Eligibility: 10+2 PCB. Entrance test by ICAR

Job Profiles: Fisheries Inspector, Project Manager, Fisheries Extension Officer

With its 8,000 Km coastline and a vast network inland water bodies, India is the fourth largest producer of fish and the biggest inland fish producer. And of the 8 million people employed by the sector, less than 0.01% is professionally qualified. The field thus has tremendous potential

Course overview: Includes study of oceanography, ecology, biology, economics and management in the functioning of fisheries

Job opportunities: The government and state governments have positions like Assistant Fisheries Development Officers (AFDO) and Fisheries Extension Officers (FEO), amongst others. Careers are also possible with Maine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Fisheries Survey of India (FSI), NIO, WHO, FAO, NACA, NABARD, EIA. Banks recruit domain experts in loan disbursement departments. Candidates can work as managers or officers in seafood processing and export units, aqua feed plants, fishing gear industries and in pharmaceutical companies in the private sector

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