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FPSM International and National Networking

In our effort to internationalize the lifelong learning process, several universities and industries have agreed upon a joint academic and research collaborations to promote international intellectual exchanges intended to educate students, school members and administrators of both parties. Most collaborations involve the exchange of teaching and research personnel, exchange students, collaboration in research projects, joint research publication, organizing of workshop, symposia and other academic activities. The universities and industry partners are:



MOU (University)
– Faculty of Science and Technology, Prince of Songkhla
University, Thailand
– Kasetsart University, Thailand
– Cantho University, Vietnam
– Nong Lam University – Ho Chin Minh City, Vietnam
– Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia
– Kagoshima University, Japan
– National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
– University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines
– Sam Ratulangi University, Indonesia
MOU (industrial partner)
– National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan
– Bukit Merah Arowana Village Sdn. Bhd.
– Lafarge Cement SDN BHD and The Andaman, A Luxury Collection
Resort, Langkawi
– Department of Fisheries, Malaysia

International university and institute linkages

– Ghent University, Belgium
– National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India
– Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
– Alexandra University, Egypt
– Bangor University, UK
– Bung Hatta University, Indonesia
– Cambridge University, London
– Dalhousie University, Canada
– Hasanuddin Universitas, Indonesia
– Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Nigeria
– Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK
– James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
– Kuwait Institute for Scienetific Research, kuwait
– Kyoto University, Japan
– Murdoch University, Australia
– National University of Singapore, Singapore
– Quebec Univesrsity (Rimouski), Canada
– Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
– Simon Fraser University, Canada
– Soka University, Japan
– Tianjin Agricultural University, China
– University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
– University of East Anglia, UK
– University of Hadhramout, Yemen
– University of North Wales, Bangor, UK
– University of Rhode Island, USA
– University of South Brittany, France
– Zoologisk Institutt, Universitetet I Bergen, Norway
– Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany
– Antofagasta University, Chile
– Auburn University, USA
– Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
– Kinki University, Japan
– Korea Polar Research Institute, Korea
– Michigan StateUniveristy, USA
– Nha Trang University, Vietnam
– Oregon State University, USA
– Shanghai Ocean University, China
– Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Maryland, USA
– Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
– Southern Cross University, Australia
– Stellenbosch University, South Africa
– Toronto University, Canada
– University of Antwerp, Belgium
– University of Auckland, New Zealand
– University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
– University of Massey, New Zealand
– University of Messina, Italy
– University of Miami, USA
– University of Pannonia, Hungary
– University of Porto, Portugal
– University of St. Andrews, UK
– University Wageningen, The Netherlands

</p> <h5>Fish Biology</h5> <p>


Fish Biology covers all aspects of fish and fisheries biological research, both freshwater and marine.

</p> <h5>Fish Ecosystems</h5> <p>


It is a multidisciplinary science, which draws on the disciplines of limnology, oceanography, freshwater biology, marine biology, conservation, ecology, population dynamics, economics and management to attempt to provide an integrated picture of fisheries.

</p> <h5>Aquaculture</h5> <p>

Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions.

</p> <h5>Fishing Technology</h5> <p>


Introduces students to the technology of various fishing equipments. Hydrodynamic, model invention and experimentation of fishing equipments. Determination of horse-power of trawling equipments, model used to determine the force towards the trawl, compliance of the model with larger fishing equipments such as purse seine will be focused.

</p> <h5>Fishery Management</h5> <p>


Fisheries management draws on fisheries science in order to find ways to protect fishery resources so sustainable exploitation is possible. Modern fisheries management is often referred to as a governmental system of appropriate management rules based on defined objectives and a mix of management means to implement the rules.

</p> <h5>Fish Health</h5> <p>


Fish health and the stress factors that affect fish health. An introduction to common ectoparasites and endoparasites, bacteria and fungus that infects cultured fish. Fish disease monitoring, diagnosis methods, submission for diagnosis and fish treatment methods will also be covered in this course.


Fisheries Technology Lab

Anatomy & Physiology Lab


Fisheries Biosystem Lab

Aquatic Organism Health Lab


General Analytical Lab


Fisheries Science Lab


Fish Feed Management Lab


Food Technology/Fish Processing Lab

Aquarium Unit and Aquatic Organism Hatchery

Bidong Island Research Station

Food Chemistry Lab 3

Food Chemistry Lab

Food Microbiology Laboratory (MMM) 3

Food Microbiology Laboratory (MMM)

Human Nutrition Laboratory 3

Human Nutrition Laboratory

Commercial Food Laboratory 3

Commercial Food Laboratory

Food Processing and Lab1

Food Processing and Production Laboratory

Basic Food Preparation Laboratory 3

Basic Food Preparation Laboratory

Laboratory of Agri-Food Pest and Disease Management (LAPDiM) 3

Laboratory of Agri-Food Pest and Disease Management (LAPDiM)


Research & Innovation – AWARDS

School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences strategy to excel in high impact and quality research has paid off when two of the researchers won gold medals at the 26th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition (ITEX), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ITEX is an international platform for local and international inventors and research scientists to present their inventions and innovations to a business community keen on commercialising unique inventions. Organised by MINDS (Malaysian Invention & Design Society) since 1989, this annual event attracts inventors with their latest inventions and innovations from universities, research institutions, individual inventors, young inventors, and corporations from Malaysia, Asia and Europe. ITEX recognises unique inventions through the Invention and Design Competition where local and international awards are awarded. These winning inventions gain maximum recognition and attract even more business opportunities. Dr. Helena Khatoon won two gold medals in the agriculture category for her products namely; Shrimp Post Larvae and Home Aquarium. Meanwhile, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yeong Yik Sung won two gold medals for his research in additive and novel feeds for shrimp aquaculture.

Student Clubs

School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (FiSHA), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) has 3 active student clubs. These include the (i) Revolution of Fisheries Club (REVOF) lead by the Diploma in Fisheries students, formerly advised by Dr. Seah Ying Giat and current adviser is Dr. Tun Nurul Aimi (ii) Fisheries Club of Organized Studies (FICOS) lead by the Bachelor of Applied Science (Fisheries) students, advised by Dr. Muhd Danish Daniel and lastly (iii) Intelligent Graduate Students of Aquaculture (INTEGRA) lead by the Bachelor of Science in Agrotechnology (Aquaculture) students, advised by Dr. Sharifah Noor Emilia and Dr. Ivan Koh Chong Chu.

Educational Tour (Kembara Ilmiah)


This year, REVOF and the committee of student hostel (Kolej Siswa) had organized an educational tour (Kembara Ilmiah) as a reward for those who excelled in their study. This program was aimed to expose the students with the actual working world by visiting the potential carreer providers which consist of conservation center, government sector and also private sectors. From 17 to 19 March 2015, the students visited a) Turtle and Marine Ecosystem Center (TUMEC), Rantau Abang, Kelantan, b) Aquaculture Development Center Perlok, Pahang, c) Fisheries Research Center Glami Lemi, Negeri Sembilan and d) Nanyang Aquaculture, Johor. Total number of 90 students participated in the program with positive feedback.

Educational Visit


FICOS also organized a series of visits to aquaculture farms and hatcheries. The program was meant to expose the fisheries students to job opportunities in aquaculture sector. From 11-13 December 2014, FICOS members visited a number of freshwater and marine hatcheries in Johor.

Student Mobility


Every year, with the collaboration of Prince Songkla University (PSU) and INTEGRA (FiSHA), together they managed an “International Collaboration of Aquaculture Students, UMT and PSU Student” Program. The chosen INTEGRA members had the opportunity to visit PSU to experience Thailand culture and most importantly exchange knowledge through joint experiments and presentation of selected topics. INTEGRA has done this program continuously for the past 4 years.

Field Trip Study to Bidong Island Marine Research Station

1. Water safety and snorkelling gear application brief by Mr. Mohd. Sharol to the students.

2. Introduction and demonstration to different types of fishing nets.

3. Invertebrate anatomy study – sea cucumber & sea urchin.

4. Morphometric measurements and meristic counts of fish specimens.

5. Sample coding – Nemipterus furcosus, Threadfin breams, (Ikan kerisi – local name)

Photo | Tun Nurul Aimi

Fish Biology Class and Breeding Activities at FiSHA Laboratory & Hatchery

1. Fish anatomy study – elasmobranchii member, the blacktip shark Carcharchinus limbatus.

2. Hormone implantation technique to induce sexual maturation.

3. Hormone injection to a mature broodfish.

Photo | Muhammad Abdul Yazed

Field Study to Kenyir Lake Terengganu


Physical water quality measurement and plankton collection during field study to Kenyir Lake, Terengganu.

Photo | Nor Azman Kasan

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Borang Pinjaman Alatan & Bahan Kimia

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Borang Tempahan Makmal