Fisheries and Wetlands Management

MSc in Fisheries and Wetlands Management

Objectives of the Program

The objective of this master program in Fisheries and Wetlands Management include:

  • To develop and adapt appropriate technologies for the efficient sustainable utilization of Wetlands and aquatic resources for improvement of the standard of living of rural population through improved management of aquatic resources.
  • To produce high level of manpower in Wetlands, fisheries and other aquatic resources and water quality management, capable of working in higher institutions and advisory of policy makers as well as private sectors
  • To conduct research and generate data for the management of fisheries, Wetlands and other aquatic resources.

Staff Profile:

Currently, there are six academic staff and one technical assistant.










Research Interest

Dr. Gebeyehu G/Michael


Ass. Prof


Aquaculture technology, Fish Nutrition

Dr. Ayalew Wondie


Ass. Prof


Aquatic Ecology,

Wetlands Management

Dr. Minweyelet Mengist


Ass. Prof

Fishery Biology

Fisheries biology and Physiology

Frew Tegegne


Ass. Prof

Animal Nutrition

Animal Nutrition

Dr Mussie H/Melekot


Ass. Prof

Tropical veterinary medicine

Tropical Animal Disease

Dr. Zeleke Mekuriaw


Ass. Prof

Animal Production

Animal Production

Dr. Tsigie Genet


Ass. Prof

Plant Breeding

Plant breeding Genetics

Graduate profile

After successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate technologies and management options for the efficient sustainable utilization of aquatic and wetlands resources to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
  • Give instruction on fisheries and wetland resources at Universities and Agricultural colleges, and provide advisory activities to policy makers on how aquatic and wetlands resources are conserved.
  • Conduct research in aquatic and wetland resource management at higher level

Admission Requirements

Academic and non-academic requirements for this program will follow the University’s requirements;

  • Applicants must have Bachelor’s of Science (B.Sc.) degree in fisheries, Biology, Animal Sciences or other related areas from accredited higher learning institutions.
  • The candidate must pass qualifying (entrance) examination in the field of study.
  • Non-fisheries majors admitted to the program may be required to take some prerequisite courses from the under graduate program. These courses will be worked out by the department Graduate Committee and approved by the graduate faculty based on the B.Sc. credentials of the student.

Duration of Study

This also follow the University’s general requirement; and accordingly the program will be offered for two-years; the first one-year (2 semesters) for training of courses and the next one year for and MS, seminar and research project in a specific area of specialization, as well as writing and submission of graduate thesis. In addition, enrollment and registration, program study as well as course load will be as per the University’s requirement.

Graduation Requirement

Students should pass all their specified semester courses and a Thesis which must be submitted, corrected, defended and finally bound into a manuscript.

Degree Nomenclature

The degree conferred on successful candidates will be called in English: The degree of Master of Science in AGRICULTURE and Environmental Sciences (FISHERIES AND WETLANDS MANAGEMENT) and In Amharic: =======================

Lists of Courses

Course Code


Course Title


Fawm 631

Fawm 611

Fawm 633

Fawm 621

Fawm 612

Fawm 614

Fawm 622

Fawm 632

Fawm 741

Fawm 743

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing

Advanced Limnology

Advanced Biometrics

Advanced Fisheries management

Wetlands Ecosystem management

Advanced water Quality management

Advanced aquaculture

Environmental Policy and Advocacy

Graduate Seminar












Total credit