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A review of fisheries education in University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

A review of fisheries education in University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

A review of fisheries education in University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

 Zafar Iqbal

 Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, New campus Lahore Pakistan 54590.

ABSTRACT

 In Pakistan, out of 291 institutions, Punjab University is ranked number one. This is
the oldest multi-disciplinary university which was established in 1882. During last
six years (2010-2015) 3187 research papers were published in journals with impact
factors by university’s teaching faculty. In last eight years (2008-2015) 1153
scholars were awarded PhD degrees by the University. The zoology department
was established in 1921 and is now ranked among top departments. Significant
contributions have been made by some past faculties and alumni of zoology
department in development of fisheries sector in the country. Teaching and
research in freshwater fisheries is an old and dominant area of study in the zoology
department. At present the fisheries courses are offered in all degrees programs.
The research on freshwater cultivable and ornamental fishes is carried out in the
department. Recently twelve PhD scholars completed their projects on different
topics in fisheries. Fish Disease and health Management laboratory (FDHM) was
established in 2004 and it is providing research facilities in Fish Parasitology, Fish
Mycology and Fish Bacteriology to researchers. Over 60 students have completed
their research projects in fish disease and health management. The future aspects
of “Fisheries Education” needed in aquaculture industry in Pakistan and Asia
Pacific Region is discussed.

 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 105-238

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