Department of Fisheries Resources and Management
The courses offered in the department are basic ones which form the foundation for learning the other subjects in different disciplines of Fisheries science. Taxonomy of fishes, Crustaceans and Molluscs enable students to identify the species and have a comprehensive idea about their distribution range, uniqueness of their occurrence and their significance in commercial fisheries.
Similarly the study of anatomy, biology and physiology of fish and shellfish help the students to be acquainted with all the bodily organ systems that would be helpful when they register for higher courses such as Endocrinology, Fish diseases, Fish breeding etc.
Study of fish population dynamics will allow the students to understand the population characteristics, parameters of growth, mortality and recruitment and the models of fish growth that is central to higher courses such as Fisheries management, Aquaculture, Ecology, and Oceanography etc. The factors that decide the productivity of fishery will form the basis for managing commercial fisheries through suitable yield/ production models. Applications of computer programme in assigning fish stocks are central to conservation of fish resources.
The courses offered at PG level are in the advanced format with deeper understanding of the different aspects of commercial fisheries through the analysis of case studies, field and laboratory analysis. This will enable to them to take up research work independently when they register for Ph.D programme.
In short, the courses offered at this department are prerequisite to other courses in the discipline of Fisheries Science.