Welcome to the Department of Aquaculture
Fisheries sector have been playing a very significant role and deserve potential for future development in Bangladesh. This sector contributes 4.39 % to the national GDP and almost one-fourth (22.76 %) to the agricultural GDP. Fisheries sector contributed the highest GDP growth rate in comparison to other agricultural sectors (crop, livestock and forestry). The growth rate of this sector over the last 10 years is almost steady and encouraging, with an average 5.61 percent. The country’s export earnings from this sector were 2.46 %. This sector provides about 60 % of the animal protein intake and more than 11 % of the total population of the country is directly or indirectly involved in this sector for their livelihoods. Inland culture fisheries contribute 52.92 % to total production in Bangladesh. As the wild stock of fisheries is decreasing, therefore, aquaculture must flourish at a rapid rate to meet the future need of protein supply. Quality graduate and time demanding research are the prerequisite for increasing the total production and feeding our hungry mouth.
The primary goal of our department is to deliver high class teaching and conduct time demanding research in the field of aquaculture. We offer ten courses (45 credit hour), in BS Fisheries program. A highly demanding graduate program, M.Sc. in Aquaculture has launched since autumn, 2013 term from our department.
We possess some good equipment and land to conduct both field based and laboratory based research. Our live food culture laboratory is no doubt most well-furnished and highly productive of its kind in our country to date. We also run various analyses regarding fish nutrition. We welcome any proposal for collaborative research on the field of our interests.
The missions of the Department of Aquaculture have been to develop the science of aquaculture for the well-being of mankind and to educate students of high standards of scientific, managerial and professional competence in harmony with the environment and to share knowledge and skills with world partners.