Fisheries College, Kerala Agricultural University Establishment

Sebastian, M J (1987) Fisheries College, Kerala Agricultural University Establishment. In: Souvenir: National Symposium 40 years of research and development in marine fisheries in India, 16 - 18 September 1987, Mandapam.


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Fisheries education did not receive much attention in Kerala in the past even though Kerala continued for long to be the foremost State in India in marine fish production and export. It was realised that technical manpower should form the backbone of a developing industry like Fisheries. Fisheries is a highly multidisciplinary subject and, in order to have a successful professional career in the field of fisheries, one should become familiar with a variety of subjects other than Zoology, like Aquaculture, Fishery Biology, Oceanography, Limnology, Processing Technology, Fisheries Economics, Fisheries Statistics etc. It was felt that professional degree programmes in fisheries at the University level similar to the graduate and post-graduate programmes in Agriculture, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, should be started in the fisheries sector also in order to provide the much needed technical manpower in this sector. As per the Kerala Agricultural University Act, 1972, fisheries education comes under the purview of the Kerala Agricultural University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fisheries College; Kerala Agricultural University; Panangad
Subjects: Fish and Fisheries
Divisions: Contributors
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2010 09:56
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:33

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