Fisheries Officer, Fisheries Sub-Inspector

Minimum ? Preferably MFSc

Will be updated

The tasks a Fisheries Inspector is expected to perform include:

Supervising and monitoring the staff engaged in fish collection, sale, curing and demonstration centres

Demonstrating proper methods of fish culture and storing to public

Supervising sale of fish and proper maintenance of fish curing yards

Issuing licences to Fishermen for fishing in state waters (including back waters)

Conducting regular patrol to prevent illicit fishing

Surveying the area under jurisdiction for fish breeding, stocking, etc.

Assessing potentiality of water area

Executing development schemes such as mechanization of fishing crafts, financial assistance to Fishermen, training of Fishermen, etc.

Arranging for chemical ingredients necessary for fish culture in ponds, tanks, rivers, etc.

Arranging for supply and transport of fish seed and fingerlings to Fishermen

Performing other official duties such as collection of revenue, sending reports for publication in gazette, etc.

Listening to grievances of Fishermen and taking necessary measures

Knowledge of every aspect of fish farming, culturing and storing

Knowledge of using and maintaining fishing tools and equipment

Skilled in different fishing methods

Knowledge of safety standards and hygiene practices while fish farming

Knowledge of fish bait, fish culturing, breeding, etc.

Knowledge of packaging, preserving and transporting the fish

Knowledge of the latest developments in fishing techniques and methods

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Efficient in the application and promotion of ethical fishing practices

Specialization in aquaculture or fish genetics and breeding

Physically fit

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



Team player

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising Fish Overseer and Fieldsmen is required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours daily for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, wet and humid working conditions, dust, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, disinfectants, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical strain, injury to body, infections, diseases, etc.

For candidate with experience -INR9,000 toINR35,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in the Fishing Industry of India

According to the ?Annual Report of the Department Of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries (2012-2013)? India is the second largest producer of fish in the world contributing to 5.43% of global fish production. As per the estimates of Central Statistical Organization (CSO), the values of GDP from fisheries sector at current price during 2009-10 was?52,363 crores which is 4.85 per cent of the total GDP of Agriculture and allied sectors.

Fisheries sector occupies a very important place in the socio-economic development of the country. It has been recognized as a powerful income and employment generator as it stimulates growth of a number of subsidiary industries. Fisheries is one of the promising sectors of agriculture and allied activities in India and offers tremendous opportunities for fishery professionals, like Fisheries Inspector.

Government aquaculture farms

Quality central labs

Fish processing industries

Aquaculture farms

Aquaculture hatcheries

Job openings are in cities like Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; Mangalore, Karnataka; Kochi,Kerala; Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh; Raichak in Kolkata, West Bengal

ICAR - Central Institute of Fisheries Technology across India

ICAR - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute across India

Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kannadi Kadu Service Rd, Panangad, Kochi, Kerala 682506, Tel: 0484 270 3782