Pay scale for Fisheries Scientist in Government Jobs


Fisheries Scientist is appointed for effective conservation, usage and management of aquatic animals and plants. As educators, administrators, managers or researchers they make use of their expertise in law, policy & administration, economics, genetics, statistics, ecology and biology for enhancing and protecting aquacultural, commercial and recreational fisheries resources. Pay scale for the position of fisheries scientist in government jobs in India is Rs.15600-39100 plus a GP of Rs.5400.

Recent job notifications:

Recently government organizations that recruited candidates for the position of fisheries scientist are:

Union Public Service Commission appointed fisheries scientist to work for different ministries

Union Public Service Commission appointed fisheries scientist to work for different departments

Union Public Service Commission appointed fisheries scientist to work for Fisheries Survey of India

Educational Qualification requirement:

For finding government jobs in the position of Fisheries Scientist, candidates must possess any of the following educational qualifications:

Masters Degree in Zoology

Masters Degree in Marine Biology

Masters degree in Oceanography

Masters Degree in Fisheries Science

Post Graduate Diploma in Fisheries Science

Candidates must have obtained these educational qualifications from a recognized university and the PG Diploma in Fisheries Science course must have been completed by the candidates from Central Institute of Fisheries Education.


Government organizations require that candidates must possess minimum three years experience in marine fisheries of which one year should be of practical experience in sea fishing.

Age requirement:

According the government organizations, they look for candidates who are not more than 35 years of age for the position of Fisheries Scientist. However, some age relaxation is applicable to candidates coming under reserved category.

Job profile of Fisheries Scientist:

According to the notification issued by the Fisheries Survey of India, candidates will be responsible for participating in fishing cruises and will be responsible collection of requisite data during survey cruises and for cruise leadership. They will also be responsible for preparation of cruise reports and other reports pertaining to operation of survey vessels. Their other responsibility includes identification of fish and conduction of biological investigation for quantitative and qualitative assessment of fish stock in space and time.

Their job responsibilities might include outdoor fieldwork on commercial fishing boats to intensive lab studies and computer modeling. They play a crucial role in the sustainable management of the commercial fisheries and recreational fisheries of the nation.

Thus, fisheries scientists play a social role of protecting the fishery resources of the nation thereby preserving the natural capabilities.



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