The Department of Fishery Sciences started its activities in 2012. Its major aim is to train experts in different branches of fisheries. Regarding the rapid growth of population in Iran and the limited food produced from natural resources, the aquaculture is taken into account in recent decades as an important food industry. The importance of food production, issues related to food security and people's interest in organic products shifts the society’s attentions to fishery industry as an important civil defense strategies.
The production of farmed fisheries such as fish (warm water, cold water, cool water), crustaceans (shrimps, prawns, crayfishes, lobsters), clams (oysters), and reptiles (crocodiles) from an industrial point of view and ornamental fishes (from the recreational point of view) on one hand and the production of foods and food-medicines and even cosmetics (produced from unicellular algae) on the other hand have all made this educational program a very attractive one. Graduates from our Bachelor’s degree can continue their education in four educational areas of specialization such as Reproduction and Culture of Aquatic Species, Ecology of Fisheries, Processing of Fishery Products, and Fishing and Aquaculture Exploitation. The areas of specialization in Reproduction and Culture of Fisheries covers topics such as feeding of different fish and rearing systems using special designs (open, semi-open, and closed circuit). The focus on Aquatic Ecology covers subjects such as the study of Aquatic Behaviors, Preservation and Protection of Aquatics as well as establishing a Genetic Bank.