Welcome to Fisheries & Marine Resource Technology Discipline
Fisheries & Marine Resource Technology Discipline (FMRT) is one of the important departments under the Life Science School of Khulna University, which started its journey in 1992, the second year of establishment of Khulna University. The Discipline was established aiming at better utilization and sustainable development of fisheries and marine resources in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a riverine country, endowed with numerous khals, beels, haors, baors, creeks and rivers, both fresh- and marine. The Bay of Bengal with its huge coast lines along Bangladesh has made our country a unique piece of land enriched with brackish and marine water fish. Particularly the Khulna region has the world-famous mangrove forests ‘Sundarbans’ which is harboring more than 400 small and medium-size creeks within it. This area is an ideal breeding and nursery ground for many fishes. Having understood the potential of this area, the FMRT Discipline was established with a mandate to establish an avenue for research and academic programmes in all aspects of fisheries. The course-curriculum followed in the Discipline includes multifaceted subjects in aquaculture, fish biology, fish ecology, fish genetics and biotechnology, coastal resource management, post-harvest technology and quality control. The course, in addition to professional backgrounds to the graduates, involves socio-economics, statistics, GIS and remote sensing, computer application, biostatistics etc. Major strengths of the discipline are its highly qualified permanent faculty members, standard class size (45 per batch), recently updated syllabus, interdisciplinary approach of the courses, and close proximity to the coastal and marine part of the country, easy access to relevant stakeholders, highly equipped laboratories and experimental fish farms. The laboratories of the discipline are equipped enough to run different tests like proximate composition, histopathology, PCR tests, water quality test etc to support all stakeholders in addition to the students. The discipline has a very strong alumni association which is closely associated with academic and non-academic activities for ensuring the quality of the graduates. The Discipline is generating quality graduates who are competent enough to meet the future challenges of fisheries related issues in the country and the globe as a whole.