Faculty of Fisheries

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deanfofy@skuastkashmir.ac.in
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Faculty of Fisheries

Faculty of Fisheries

SKUAST-K

Rangil Ganderbal

Faculty of Fisheries

SKUAST-K

Fish Farm

Fish Farm

Fish Farm

Winter Season

Winter Season

Winter Season

Faculty of Fisheries


VISION  The vision of FoFy is to be the Centre of Excellence for cultivating professionalism in fisheries and an important base for scientific innovation, in fisheries sector in general and hill/coldwater fisheries in particular. 
MISSION
  • Development of trained human resource in fisheries for the whole country in general and Jammu & Kashmir state in particular with special reference to Coldwater/Hill fisheries.
  • Organizing Research & Development (R&D) especially in Coldwater/Mountain Fisheries.
  • Tapping of Fisheries Potential of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
  • Development of technologies for mass seed production of Schizothoracids (snow trouts) for natural stock enhancement and their subsequent culture.
  • Economically viable Feed formulation for Trouts and carps in Kashmir.
  • Conservation and management of aquatic resources for food/sport/tourism vis-à-vis Fisheries.
  • Impact Assessment of exotics on the local fish fauna.
GOALS
  • Tapping of Fisheries Potential of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Development of trained human resource in Coldwater/Hill fisheries for the whole country in general and Jammu & Kashmir state in particular.
  • Organizing Research & Development (R&D) in Coldwater/Mountain Fisheries.
  • Development of technologies for mass seed production of Schizothoracids (snow trouts) for natural stock enhancement and their subsequent culture.
  • Feed formulation for Trouts and Schizothoracids (snow trouts).
  • Conservation and management of aquatic resources for food/sport/tourism vis-à-vis Fisheries.
  • Impact Assessment of exotics on the local fish fauna.

The adequate Research & Development coupled with Education support in Hill/coldwater fisheries sector are very important and critical to the region. Even the Human resource Development for this sector is very inadequate. No Institution in the country is conducting Resident Instruction programmes in Fishery Science specific to temperate Coldwaters. Most of the programmes are tailor-made for warm water, coastal and marine sectors. Therefore, in order to remove this imbalance and address the issues of coldwater/temperate sector in greater detail to generate suitable technologies for raising per unit productivity, the Faculty of Fisheries in SKUAST (K) was established in August 2005. Mandate of the Faculty shall be to conduct research and disseminate the findings and other technical information through extension education programmes, besides producing skilled and trained manpower for the better administration and management of fisheries sector. Degree Programme Offered

The Faculty is offering Bachelors (B.F.Sc.), Masters (M.F.Sc. in seven disciplines) and Doctoral (Ph.D. in two disciplines) at its Rangil, Campus. Courses related to Cold water/Hill Fisheries have been incorporated in the curriculum as per ICAR recommendations.  The Faculty is offering two seats each in B.F.Sc & M.F.Sc degree programmes for other hill states of the country like Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & Uttarakhand having Coldwater / Hill fisheries resources. Students from these states are already taking the benefit of this provision. Students of Fisheries have excelled at National level in various competitive examinations conducted for research fellowships and ARS. Under ICAR JRF, students have shown 100% results (with National Ranking as high as 3) all along during the past which has resulted SKUAST-Kashmir to rank at No.3 among the Best SAUs in India.