The Faculty of Fisheries, CVASU started its glorious journey on January 1, 2013, with a motive “Strive for Excellence in Fisheries Education” across the country. The faculty is comprised of five departments (Fish Biology and Biotechnology, Aquaculture, Fisheries Resource Management, Marine Bio-Resource Science and Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology). To produce competent and world-class graduates as well as to maximize research interests in national and international levels are the principal objectives of this faculty. Despite being one of the youngest members of fisheries arena in Bangladesh, this faculty has introduced some unique programs including the launching of the first-ever internship program in the history of the country including one month in abroad (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu). The offered fisheries program under this faculty has become too special of having easy access in all kinds of water resources for research and practical knowledge. The faculty is enriched with five sophisticated laboratories, one unique fisheries museum, one farm-based campus at Hathajari, Chattogram and a marine station at Cox’s Bazar adjacent to the Bay of Bengal.
Being a dean, I personally have a strong belief that the graduates of this faculty are enough capable to bring the prosperity of Bangladesh in terms of blue economy and self-dependency in healthy animal protein demand of the people. I do strongly believe that the students of this faculty will successfully undergo in any national and international research-oriented activities. The faculty has been offering Master’s degrees under the five departments since January 2017
The course curricula in both graduation and post-graduation levels are highly updated with the current burning issues across the globe.
I hope the faculty will reach its deemed destination in immediate future.
To discover and disseminate new knowledge about the culture, biology, physiology, breeding and genetic improvement of fish and other aquatic animals having commercial and recreational importance.
Overview of the Five Departments:
Fish Biology and Biotechnology: The department of fish biology and biotechnology deals with the basic genetics and its principles in terms of the need of fisheries sector. The department is focused to make the students skilled about the artificial breeding of different commercially important fish species practically. The overall hatchery management and implication of molecular level technology are also the principal coverage of this department.
Aquaculture: The primary objective of this department is to inform the students about different conventional and sophisticated culture techniques of different fish and fish related commercial organisms such as crustaceans, mollusks, seaweeds. To equip the students about the overall disease management in the farming systems are also a prime concern of this department. The department is also focused on practical field wise implication of different cultural techniques of commercial organisms. Live feed culture, cost effective feed formulation and commercial farm design and construction are covered under this department.
Marine Bio-resources Science: The establishment of this department has created a new horizon in fisheries education in Bangladesh. This department is mainly concerned about the sustainable marine water management techniques. To disperse the knowledge of different oceanographic terms and the pollution of oceanic environment among the students are a vital task of this department. The management of coastal and estuarine ecosystem is also an important assignment of this department.
Fisheries Resources Management: This department is primarily concerned with the open water fisheries resources management of the country. The students will be efficient in the sustainable fisheries management by learning in practical knowledge. The department also makes the students skilled in ecological studies, biodiversity conservation and stock assessment of the fisheries resources in Bangladesh.
Fishing and Post-Harvest Technology: This department will make the students equipped with modern fishing, handling, processing, preservation as well as the quality and safety aspects of fish and fishery products. The department is also helpful for the students to learn about value addition in fish and fish related products.
Course Overview for the degree of B. Sc. in Fisheries (Hon’s):
Fish Biology and Biotechnology
Fisheries Resources Management
Marine Bio-resources Science
Fishing & Post Harvest Technology