Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture is an ideal place to pursue high quality education in the field of aquaculture and fisheries. The field of fisheries and aquaculture is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. It has huge potential to support the country by playing role in poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity and environmental protection. The department of fisheries and aquaculture is paying special attention to the application of natural, safe and eco-friendly system with sustainability and dealing in teaching and innovative research in the sector. The students will enjoy learning scientific knowledge in aquaculture and natural resource conservation, planning and development. From carps, trout and prawn farming to wild fish and fishery habitat management, there is substantial industry demand for skilled and innovative individuals with a strong scientific knowledge. Career prospects for graduates cover jobs like: aquaculture nutritionist, fisheries inspectors, laboratory technicians, fish farms managers, scientific observers, consultancy services and administration & management etc. Graduates can join government institutions, private sector and various non-governmental organizations.
To be state of the art research and education center in the region offering high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. To equip the students with advanced knowledge about aquaculture, its development and future role in the development of Pakistan economy.
To strengthen governance, managerial and technical capacities for conservation and sustainable utilization of aquatic resources through integration of research, education and public awareness programs which is important for better planning and management of aquatic resources in Pakistan.
It is great honour and pride for me to introduce the Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture, University of Okara. The department will provide a world class learning environment in the field of fisheries & aquaculture in the region. As incharge of the department my aim is to empower students, faculty and staff to lead on campus and beyond aquaculture related activities to empower others through partnership and shared experiences.
- • Dissemination of high quality education, research and training in the field of fisheries & aquaculture. • Modernization of existing aquaculture industry through technological sophistication. • Provision of technical support to the fishery industry. We believe a diverse, inclusive working and learning environment enriches the department and fosters innovation in teaching, research, and engagement with partners and the public
Dr. Muhammad Sajjad Sarwar