Brief History

Based on the original thought of developing high and new technologies in solving the existing problems and promoting the growth of the fishery industry, supporting funds were sought from the Council of Agriculture for the construction of the Fisheries Science Research Building in 1979. To integrate the Fisheries-related teaching and research units on the NTU campus, and to strengthen and expand the fields of Fisheries research, we established the Institute of Fisheries Science to start recruiting students pursuing Master's degrees in Science in aquaculture and fishery resources in 1986 and starting from 1997 we began offering a Ph.D. program. Up to now, more than 300 students have finished their studies in our institute and devoted themselves to the industry, government and academia. Among them thirty are Ph.D. They have been trained with advanced knowledge and high technology as needed in the modern era of knowledge economy and make their contribution in the development and management of fishery. In the year of 2003, the Institute of Fisheries Science becomes a member of the newly established College of Life Science, and it's faculty members begin the sharing of teachings in the Department of Life Sciences.