Marine Fishery Technology Program

Marine Fishery Technology Program

Written by Yasmien Sayed Gad

Marine Fishery Technology Program

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  • In the field of marine fisheries, Egypt has more than 2,800 kms of seacoasts and more than 12 million acres of water within its territorial borders, in addition to international waters and high seas. These waters require future planning and efficient use of natural resources, and to be wisely invested to compensate for the potential shortage of food from land resources as a result of climatic changes, lack of water coming from the Nile, desertification, etc. The marine fishery education program aims to prepare a graduate in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Conventions STCW, STCW-F of 1982 and 1995, which regulate the work of maritime navigation and the fishing sector to authorize masters and navigation rotation officers of fishing vessels, etc. This program intends to prepare students for driving ships, in addition to mastering the use of navigation and marine devices, identifying fish populations, catching, circulating and maintaining them on board fishing vessels. In addition, the program prepares a student who is proficient in environmental control and maritime safety ( maritime safety control) which is based on an accurate understanding of the marine environment and biodiversity, fishery legislation, international maritime law and regional laws governing the exploitation of regional and international waters (limited waters), which guarantee sustainable environmental and economic development through adherence to regulations, respect for rights and safety of others, protection of the environment, humane treatment of aquatic organisms and reassurance of the safety of marine food. Such preparation leads to the creation of a high-quality educational product that can contribute to scientific monitoring of the marine aquatic environment under the title of "Marine Environment Monitoring Inspector."
  • In addition to preparing program graduates with the scientific qualification of "fishing engineering", it also prepares them for working in the field of marine engineering technology in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Convention 95 STCW-F of 1995, STCW of 1982 on the accomplishment of an engineer officer (second engineer); moreover the program prepares maritime engineer on fishing vessels equipped with 750 or more instruments. The Program graduate is technically qualified to bear responsibility for the management, maintenance and safety of motor vehicles in ship operation.
  • Marine Fisheries
  • The program is a non-traditional study (courses mostly in English). It is developing a future-oriented educational product for the preparation of the "master of a fishing vessel" in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and is concerned with marine fisheries in high seas and economic zone fisheries, stock estimation, and fishery conservation and conservation methods ; it is also concerned with commanding fishing vessels, study of fishing laws, international maritime law and environmental protection from pollution.
  • The Program also provides a Scientific Option for students to select the educational track of " Maritime Safety Monitoring" which helps prepare graduates for the profession of "Environmental and Maritime Inspector" whose task is to monitor the safety of all special procedures for the protection of the marine environment in accordance with the standards and requirements of regional and international environmental protection laws and legislation in accordance with IMO regulations. The graduates in this option may inspect fishing vessels and ports so as to ensure that they are not contaminated sea-worthy, safe from collisions, and safely dispose of waste in a way that protects the environment and preserves endangered marine species.
  • The Program provides another concentration ,"Marine Fishing Engineering,", preparing a second engineer on a 750-kilowatt fishing vessel, in accordance with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), who is able to operate the vessel and maintain its motor vehicles during a navigation shift.
  • This program accepts secondary school certificate holders, or its equivalent, as well as international students for foreign currency study fees determined by the college board. The program regulation shall specify the conditions for joining these programs.


Program bylaw

Marine Fisheries Technology Program:

1- The Field of Navigation and Marine Fishing
Program requirements; admitted students must be:

  • familiar with the technical knowledge and terminology associated with navigational sciences.
  • able to lead and maintain modern fishing vessels dealing with navigation devices and its marine.
  • maintain the ship's balance during navigation.
  • able to maneuver and lead fishing vessels and to master maritime communication skills.
  • able to compute and classify the marine creatures caught and make the necessary fish statistics.
  • able to evaluate fisheries technically, economically and environmentally.
  • able to handle and conserve fish to be commercially acceptable in world markets.
  • familiar with the laws of marine organizations and the laws and legislations related to fisheries.
  • having conflict resolution skills in regional and international waters.

2- Maritime Safety Monitoring "Marine Environmental


Program requirements; admitted students must:

  • be familiar with the concepts of fishing technology, tools and equipment.
  • be familiar with the laws of the International Maritime Organization, local fish legislation, and international maritime law.
  • be able to apply maritime safety procedures to fishing vessels related to the safety of the ship's crew and the ship itself.
  • be familiar with international rules to prevent collisions with seas.
  • be able to inspect emergency procedures in fishing vessels.
  • be able to monitor the marine environment from pollution, especially with regard to petroleum pollution and pollution resulting from ship collision and unloading the contents of ships in seaports.
  • be able to apply local and international laws and rules for the protection of the marine environment.
  • be able to manage seaports.

3- The field of marine fishing engineering

Program requirements; admitted students must be:

  • able to operate and maintain the following units:
  • Marine diesel engines
  • Marine steam propulsion units
  • Auxiliary machinery systems, including steering systems
  • Electrical and control equipment
  • Fishing handling equipment.
  • able to discover the malfunctions of the machines, to determine the locations of the malfunctions, and to take measures to avoid damages.
  • able to organize safe procedures for maintenance and repair.
  • knowledgeable and acquire the skills of preventing, detecting and extinguishing fires.
  • able to understand the regulations regarding pollution, operation or presentation of the marine environment and the methods and equipment used to prevent such pollution.
  • aware of first aid for expected injuries and machine locations.
  • aware of the methods of controlling damage and take measures in case the engine room is submerged with sea water.

Program Courses

The faculty grants graduation certificates according to the mentioned program and in the case of the student choosing a sub-direction (option), this sub-direction is added to the main program in the graduation certificate, according to the following table.

Option                                                        Program

Navigation and marine fishing               Marine fisheries technology

Marine safety control

Marine fishing engineering


2. Petroleum Exploration Engineering Program

3. Program of the College of Politics and Economics

4. Petrochemical Program


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