Fishery officer

Protecting marine life as well as habitats through sustainable management


A fisheries officer oversees aquaculture, marine life development and fishing activities over the nation. As a fisheries officer, you will supervise and direct fishing and fish seeding activities happening in a particular location. 

The responsibilities of a fishery officers are surveying fish stocks & marine life, conducting annual surveys of the river, analysing aqualife, reports on each fishing activity, approving & issuing licenses, providing required means for fish competition, etcetera.


For Bachelor’s

  • Students need to pass 10+2 and acquire at least 50% marks in science (Biology as mandatory) stream from any recognised board. 
  • Aspirants can opt for a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or any other related degree.  

For Masters

  • Scholars need to pass their Bachelor’s degree in Biology or any other related degree with at least 50% marks to get an admission in PG Course. 
  • Aspirants for PG Program can opt for Master’s degree in Biology or any other related degree.
  • To get an admission in the PG Program, students need to pass the national level entrance exam. 
  • Candidates can go ahead for an M.Phil or Ph.D course in Biology.

Job Roles

The field of fishery aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, biology presents innumerable job profiles. Below are mentioned some job profiles:

  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Fishery Manager
  • Fishery Observer
  • Fishery Officer
  • Fishery Technician
  • Fisheries Extension Officer

Employment Sector 

  • Fish Breeding Farms
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Food Department
  • Food processing & Technology
  • Fisheries Development Board

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the fishery field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • National Institute of Oceanography
  • Fisheries Survey of India
  • Export Inspection Agency 
  • Indian National Centre for Ocean and Information Services
  • Marine Product Export Development Authority
  • Coastal Aquaculture Authority of India
  • Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a fishery officer is very impressive only in India.


Level of Salary


Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹3,60,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹6,00,000 


  • Maneuvering Supplies
  • Ability to analyse
  • Information management knowledge


To keep maintenance in the marine life, is also an essential part of human life and for that you need to work dedicatedly as well as for longer hours, until you finally are able to supervise different fisheries zones for development. You can eventually oversee more aqua zones under your command and hold a better rank in the administration positions, until you can successfully oversee improvement, development and sustainability-related ranges with ease.


  • Job Stability
  • Higher Education
  • Expertise
  • Good Salary
  • Positive Outcomes


  • Long working hours
  • This career is not for everyone