Fisheries is an industry that involves catching, processing, marketing, and conservation of fishes and Fisheries Science is an academic discipline of managing and understanding fisheries. It includes the biological study of life, habits, and breeding of various species of fish. It also involves farming and husbandry of imported fishes and aquatic organisms in freshwater, brackish water, and any marine environment.
There are various job opportunities available in the field of fisheries, especially in India. India is the 4th largest producer of fish in the world and 7th in the export of fish.
One can become an aquaculturist, farm managers, exporters, traders, breeders, and modern fishermen etc. They can try in government sector jobs as Fisheries Development Officer, Fisheries Survey officers in state or central government departments. One can also get the post of Research Assistant, Biochemist, Biologist or Technician in Academic Institutes.
There is job possibility in banking sector also as a field officer, managers in agriculture loan section.
And , as obvious , there is always scope to start your own enterprise as an entrepreneur.
There are various courses available for Fisheries Science Discipline at graduate, postgraduate and at doctorate level.