Porvorim: Goa government will start a Course of Bachelor in Fisheries science in Goa university soon considering the prospects of this sector due to burgeoning ‘blue economy’, chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday.
Addressing an event held to flag off the publicity campaign for Goa Aqua Mega Fish Festival scheduled to be held in Panaji on February 2,3 and 4, the chief minister said that the students should be encouraged to take up fisheries as a career option.
“We will be introducing a course in Bachelor in Veterinary Science from coming academic year (in Goa University). We will soon be introducing course on Bachelor in Fisheries so that the students can take benefit from the growing Blue Economy in the country,” he said.
Sawant pointed out that currently two seats for BSc in Fisheries are reserved in Dr Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapith (Dapoli, Maharashtra). “We want more students to opt for this course that is why we will introducing it in Goa University,” he said.
The chief minister said that “fisheries is now a profitable business due to the advancement and introduction of new technologies in it.”
Sawant said that the business of import and export from Goa is worth Rs 1,000 crore, annually.
He said that various verticals of fisheries business could be explored by the students and youth.