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Fisheries Management and Technologies (FMT)

The need to expand fish production beyond capture fisheries calls for greater effort to train learners, communities and interested entrepreneurs in the management and production of fish and fish products to meet the increasing demand for fish products in the domestic, regional and international markets.

This program was developed to tackle today’s challenges of unemployment, food security and the need for value addition. The program is intended to help transform fisheries education curricula and teaching methods to emphasize relevance and a problem-solving approach to the utilisation and management of fisheries resources.

Some of the Careers fmt graduates can engage in after their Programme

Fish Farm Manager

Hatchery Manager

Self Employed

Fish Law Enforcement Officer

Both the Diploma and Certificate programme are meant to last for two (2) academic years. An academic year consists of two (2) Semesters each of seventeen (17) weeks duration {Fifteen (15) weeks of teaching and continuous assessment and two (2) weeks of written examinations}.

Field attachment/Industrial training is one of the core modules taking four (4) weeks during the first year vacation.

Entry Requirements

This course is offered at both Diploma and Certificate Levels.

Direct Entry
At least one principal pass and two subsidiary in Agriculture, Biology and Chemistry obtained at the same sitting of the Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations or its equivalent.

Certificate Holder
A candidate should have a certificate course in Fisheries Management and Technologies (CFMT)

Entry in Year Two
A candidate who holds a Certificate in Fisheries Management and Technologies will be eligible for admission to the second year of the programme.

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry
The Candidates should have ‘O’ Level Certificate with passes in English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.



DFC 1101  Communication Skills
DFC 1102  Introduction to Computer Applications
DFA 1103  Aquatic Biology
DFA 1104  Basic Aquaculture
DFB 1105  Boat Handling and safety at sea
DFA 1106  Fish Anatomy and Physiology
DFT 1107  Food Bio-chemistry and Human Nutrition
DFT 1108  Food Microbiology


DFC 1201  Real-life Project
DFT 1202  Applied Mathematics
DFT 1203  Fish Handling and Preservation
DFB 1204  Elementary Marine Mechanics
DFA 1205  Aquaculture Systems Engineering
DFG 1206  Fishing Methods and Gear Technology
DFA 1207  Fish Taxonomy and Diversity
DFB 1208  Navigation and Seamanship


DFC 2101  Business Management and Entrepreneurship
DFC 2102  Project Planning and Management
DFC 2103  Research Methods and Statistics
DFB 2104  Boat Inspection and Maintenance
DFT 2105  Applied Refrigeration
DFA 2106  Principles of Economics, Marketing and Cooperatives
DFA 2107  Fish Seed Propagation and Hatchery Management
DFT 2108  Fish Processing and Value Addition


DFC 2201  Rural Sociology and Extension Education
DFC 2202  Research Report
DFC 2203  Environment Management and Climate Change
DFA 2204  Aquaculture Farm Management and Practices
DFA 2205  Land Use Planning and Management
DFA 2206  Fisheries Resource Management
DFT 2207  Fish Inspection and Quality Assurance



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