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  1. Marine Chemistry and Environmental pollution

  2. Marine Biology

  3. Aquaculture and Fisheries

  4. Marine Physics

  5. Marine Geology

  6. Ecological Development of Shatt Al-Arab & N. Arabian Gulf

Technical Departments

  1. Research and Development

  2. Technical and Marine Issues

 

 

Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries


About the Department  

Department Mission

Department Vision

Department Goals

Department Laboratories

 


About the Department

The Department of Aquaculture and Marine Fisheries is one of the main scientific departments of the MSC and includes several specialized research laboratories in the fields of marine and river fishes. It is one of the applied scientific departments, which is related to several applied scientific units, such as the aquaculture station, hatchery, ponds, and feed factory.

 The department was established in 1976. Its main goal is conducting extensive studies in the Iraqi marine environment and domestic freshwater environment, comprised of the marshes, Shatt al-Arab, and Shatt al-Basrah. It studies the biology and disease of fishes, technology of aquaculture, and the raising and reproduction of fishes. The department studies the fish stock assessment, the impact of pollution, and marine fishing. The department also is responsible for training and developing specialized staff in these fields.

The department was established and developed in order to compensate for the lack of fish production and marine fishing, because of the high local demand for animal protein and since fish protein is the most beneficial and safe. The department plays a main part in developing the scientific basis for making Iraq one of the countries with fish production that meets market demand.

The department has three main supporting units: the aquaculture station, the fish hatchery, and the feed factory.

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Department Mission

The Department of Aquaculture and Marine Fisheries was established in 1976. It is one of the main scientific departments of the MSC, and is one of the notable sources of scientific research. It is a resource for those interested in academic and applied aspects of water wealth. It provides its scientific services and consultations to the local establishments and private sector.

 The department provides assistance to fish producers by applying modern technology in aquaculture regarding the raising and reproduction of fishes, especially local ones. It also aims to preserve the environment by using modern environmentally friendly technologies, preserving the fish stock and biodiversity, and limiting the impact of pollution and overfishing. The department works to qualify its scientific staff and higher education students in specializations of the departments in regard to the fish wealth of Iraq.

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Department Vision

The department aims to become distinguished among the departmen his field.

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Department Goals

  1. The department aims to develop modern technologies in the field of fish industry, and fish ponds. It strives to facilitate the production process for the private sector and limit the problems they face through expanding fish aquaculture stations and building fish hatcheries for the sake of increasing the industrial production of fishes capable of tolerating different environmental conditions. It also seeks to expand feed factors and aquaculture in river and marine floating cages.

  2. Formulating a strategy for managing bodies of water by making the most use of them and preserving the fish stock.

  3. Establishing a qualified scientific staff capable of developing the fish industry.

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Department Laboratories

  1. Fisheries and stock evaluation lab.

  2. Ecology and ichthyoplankton lab.

  3. Diseases and parasites lab.

  4. Fish aquaculture lab.

  5. Analyses lab.

  6. Transitional diseases and marshes health lab.

  7. Hatchery of Marine Science Centre.

  8. Aquaponic lab.

  9. Biosecurity of fisheries lab.

  10. Fish feeding lab.

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