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How is the typical day of a Fishery Scientist?

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RE: How is the typical day of a Fishery Scientist?

Deepak Rana
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A fishery scientist studies fish in rivers, lakes and oceans to maintain or restore habitats of fish. In many cases, these professionals work for conservation organizations and state or federal government agencies. As a part of their day to day work, they do following activities:



  • They go outdoors - to the lakes and similar water bodies to collect the specimen and make their observations.








  • Once they collect the speciment, they perform various tests on them. They also test water quality, habitat, and the environment for the fish.


  • They also have to study the effects of environmental changes on the fish and therefore they stay in touch with the related news from the science world.


  • Once they are done with the outdoors work, they come back to their laboratories and do their experiments.


  • They conduct their experiments and note down the observations and findings that they have made.








  • Based on their observations, they prepare comprehensive reports and make them available to the government and private agencies.


  • They coordinate with the environmental groups and assist them in preserving the environment.


  • They work with their team members and maintain a regular contact with them even while working outdoors.


  • The profession is wonderful for those who enjoy being close to the nature, traveling and conducting zoological research.

RE: How is the typical day of a Fishery Scientist?

Vivek Kumar
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A fishery scientist or an Ichthyologist is a person who devotes a career studying and managing the fishery resources, which may involve shellfish, or aquatic mammals as well as fishes.

As you have asked, the typical day of a fishery scientist depends upon the nature of the job. The fishery scientist may work in teaching line or in research. In teaching line, the person has to interact with students, colleagues, seniors and some time with clients also.

Here the day start with preparing for lecture, and then delivery in the class. The students usually puts some queries in and out side the class. Some time the students do ask for notes. Other then class, there are usual meetings i the department with colleagues and boss. These meetings could be about, departmental activities, future planning, revision of syllabus and exam etc etc.



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The fishery scientist who is involved in research, starts his day visiting laboratory. He or she supervises the post graduate or doctoral degree students, working on given research work. The fishery scientist collect the data and analyze and prepare a research paper for publication in scientific journal. The person who have field job, such as visiting river or pond or marine region to collect fish or observe marine animals have to spend time out side the laboratory.

On the other hand, the fishery scientist has to to do laboratory work on the animals collected. This work may be studying the animal behavior, their physiology and other things depending upon the specialization in the subject.

Generally, the fishery scientist came from many different backgrounds, but all are dedicated to effective management, use and conservation of aquatic plants and animals. As researchers, managers, administrators, or educators, they use their expertise in fish biology, fish ecology, statistics, economics, policy and administration. Depending upon the subject the person is busy in doing his or her job. The job could be done on table only for data analysis, in laboratory for closely observing the animals and in field for large and marine animals.


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