The fisheries sector is important in the economies of many developing countries. It provides livelihood for many coastal communities and contributes significantly to gross domestic product. With the current downward trend in marine fisheries there is an urgent need for management actions to address the issue. However, institutions mandated to oversee the development and management of the sector are constrained by a shortfall in high-level personnel with expertise in Fisheries Science. The PhD programme in Fisheries Science is therefore designed to enhance the research, analytical skills and fisheries resource management capabilities of the students.
The goal of the PhD Fisheries Science programme is to produce high-level human resource for the fisheries sector.
The specific objectives are to:
- train highly skilled personnel to address issues in the fisheries sector
- produce high-level personnel capable of creating and disseminating relevant knowledge to promote the sector
- train high-level personnel capable of facilitating policy formulation to support growth of the sector.
Candidates applying for admission into the PhD Fisheries Science programme must hold a good research-based Master’s degree or a good Bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours and/or Taught Master’s degree in Fisheries Science, Biology or any related field of study.
- Master’s degree holders in Fisheries Science, Biology and analogous fields
- Workers in the fishing industry: both government and private
- Trained high-level manpower for teaching, research and extension in tertiary institutions.
- Personnel with managerial capacities in the fishing industry and related fields produced.