• Departmental profile

    The demand for fish is increasing in India in both domestic and export market which necessitates enhancing the supply rate regularly. On the other side, the aquatic resource is facing challenges due to climate change and consequent biodiversity depletion. It impedes fish production and thus resulting in a mismatch between demand and supply. Management of fisheries resource in a sustainable manner with a holistic approach is a panacea to such issue. The state of West Bengal not only leads all states in total fish production during last few years but also unique in harbouring all types of resources (marine, brackish water, fresh water and cold water) and 696 species of piscine diversity. Such rich resource potential provides ample scope for exploitation and to place it in commanding heights of fishery economy in country. Skilled manpower is needed to manage the vast and varied fish resource of the country in general and the state in particular. Management of different fishery resources with available technology can augment fish production and also strengthen livelihood security of poor fisher communities and nutritional security of people. Department of Fisheries Resource Management of Faculty of Fishery Sciences of WBUAFS aims to produce skilled manpower for proper management of available resource. The Department of Fisheries Resource Management has been offering eight courses at Undergraduate level and thirteen courses at Postgraduate level. The Department also initiated Ph.D. (Fisheries Resource Management) from 2011-12 academic session. The curriculum is being revised time to time as per the need of the hour. The undergraduate and postgraduate courses were updated during 2009-10 as per the Fourth Deans Committee’s recommendation (ICAR) and Broad Subject Matter Area Committee (ICAR). Pedagogy is being performed with adoption of ICT facilities to update knowledge of students. The post graduate students carry out research works in emerging and need based areas of fisheries resource management for their research works and such results are being published in different reputed journals. Seminars are held regularly by postgraduate students in emerging topics to enhance their knowledge.

  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Fishery Sciences
    Head of the Department. : Dr. Sudhir Kumar Das

    DR. SUDHIR KUMAR DAS

    Qualification : M.F.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Phone : 9433565224

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 97
    INTERNATIONAL: 3
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 110
    MANUAL: 2
    OTHERS: 0

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 23
    CURRENT: 3

    DR. SAMARENDRA BEHERA

    Qualification : M.F.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Phone: 9433164210

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 15
    INTERNATIONAL: 1
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 2
    MANUAL:
    OTHERS:

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 14
    CURRENT: 3

    DR. NAGESH TALAGUNDA SRINIVASAN

    Qualification : M.F.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Phone: 9330961430

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 36
    INTERNATIONAL: 4
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 6
    MANUAL: 1
    OTHERS:

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 15
    CURRENT: 3

  • Course

    Course offered:

    Undergraduate Programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    FRM–111 Taxonomy of Finfish 1+2
    FRM–122 Taxonomy of Shellfish 1+1
    FRM–123 Anatomy of Finfish and Shellfish 2+1
    FRM–124 Biology of Finfish and Shellfish 2+1
    FRM–215 Inland Fisheries 2+1
    FRM–226 Physiology of Finfish and Shellfish 2+1
    FRM–317 Marine Fisheries 2+1
    FRM–328 Fish Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment 1+1
    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    FRM–501 Inland Fisheries Resources 2+1
    FRM–502 Marine Fisheries Resource Management 2+1
    FRM–503 Marine Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Conservation 2+1
    FRM–504 Tropical Fish Stock Assessment 2+1
    FRM–505 Fisheries Regulations 2+1
    FRM–506 Remote Sensing and GIS For Fisheries Management 1+1
    FRM–507 Integrated Coastal Zone Management 2+1
    FRM–508 Aquatic Floral Resources 2+1
    FRM–509 Feeding and Reproductive Biology of Finfish and Shellfish 2+1
    FRM–510 Developmental Biology of Finfish and Shellfish 2+1
    FRM–511 Fishing and Allied Technologies 2+1
    FRM–512 Modern Techniques in Ichthyotaxonomy 2+1
    STM-501*** STATISTICAL METHODS 2+1
    STM–502 Research Methodology 1+1
    VOG 691 MASTER’S SEMINAR 1+0
    DM – 599 MASTER’S RESEARCH 20
    Ph D
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    FRM–601 Assessment of Aquatic Biodiversity 2+1
    FRM–602 Applications of Fisheries Models in Stock Assessment 2+1
    FRM–603 Conservation and Management of Exploited Fisheries Resources 2+1
    FRM–604 Coral Reef Management 2+1
    FRM–605 Data Collection and Estimation of Exploited Fisheries Resources 0+2
    FRM–606 Fisheries Environmental Assessment 2+1
    FRM–607 Issues In Capture Fisheries 1+1
    FRM–691 Doctoral Seminar – I 1+0
    FRM–692 Doctoral Seminar – II 1+0
    FPT 699 DOCTORAL RESEARCH 45

    * Compulsory for Master’s programme; ** Compulsory for Doctoral programme

  • Project Completed / ongoing

    Completed
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 Determination of threatened status and cytological characterization of fish species of Nadia and Howrah districts, West Bengal. Dr. Nagesh Talagunda Srinivasan 2012-2015 DST, Govt of W.Bengal 3.890
    2 Breeding and larval rearing of a threatened fish Anabas testudineus Dr. Samarendra Behera 2012-2015 ICAR, New Delhi 10.085
    3 Improper fish breeding practices and its impact on aquatic biodiversity and native gene pool Dr. Samarendra Behera 2012-2015 DST, Govt of W.Bengal 2.040
  • Research Findings

    Project Research Findings
    Determination of threatened status and cytological characterization of fish species of Nadia and Howrah districts, West Bengal.
    Breeding and larval rearing of a threatened fish Anabas testudineus
    Improper fish breeding practices and its impact on aquatic biodiversity and native gene pool