Statement of Purpose Sample Fisheries, Marine Science, Aquaculture

Statement of Purpose Sample Fisheries, marine Science, aquaculture
Fisheries Science Statement Of Purpose Sample  or, Aquaculture,  Marine Science Statement of Purpose Format. For higher study specially for Masters, MS, PhD Student, you need a  Letter of Intent, Letter of Interest, or Synopsis Example (SOP).

SOP Sample for Fisheries / Marine Science, Aquaculture


Sample Format 1: 

From my senior college I had a potential interest in the field of biological sciences. Therefore, I consciously pursued through various competent channels and earned my Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Fisheries and enrolled for Master of Science (MS) degree in Fisheries Management. My undergraduate years helped me to develop a comprehensive view about the interdisciplinary relationship among various fields of biological sciences.
During my undergraduation studies I felt very much interest in the field of aquaculture, fish nutrition, fish breeding and hatchery management. Referring some good books to lucidify my basic concept about these fields proved out to elevate my interest more in the particular field. We have theoretical as well as practical courses on Aquaculture, Fish Nutrition, Fish Breeding and Hatchery Management etc. By virtue of this course work I gained lot of theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills like dissolved oxygen, temperature, pH, salinity, and other chemical parameter readings.
My project work during my final year of undergraduate course was on Fishing Gears. The title of the project was “Fishing Gear Use In Meghna Estuary in Chandpur Region, Bangladesh”.  I also worked with two other students to gather habitat quality measurements to determine habitat suitability of different reaches of the stream (about other publcation). We would determine the current populations of each reach by using electrofishing. To monitor and evaluate the success of this program the same procedure was repeated the following year.
At the time of my undergraduate study i was awarded Fauzia Matin Memorial welfare Trust Scholarship. I was regularly involved in sports. I have got several awards in various field of sports from my university. I am also a regular blood donor. I have attain several training program on Fish Breeding and also on computer and internet program like ms-office, website making etc.
After completion of my undergraduation studies I immediately got a chance at Mohammad Ali Fish Hatchery, as a pertime Field Assistant. As a Field Assistant, my duties are to concentrate in and around the fish ponds to monitoring water quality parameters and also to the fish breeding.
 In the light of my interest, the rich curriculum of Graduate Program in Aquaculture coupled with the knowledge about latest scientific approaches and techniques would be an excellent option for me to develop myself as a scientific researcher. Moreover, this program offers a wide range of courses on the field of aquaculture that would certainly be helpful in my future field of work and research.
I must mention my involvement as a student of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Science; I need to develop myself through higher education and modern research techniques in the field of aquaculture. After completion of my proposed masters program in Aquaculture, I am interested in living at Chandpur where I can concentrate in future research on Meghna Estuary and my job in a local hatchery.
Having more interests in Aquaculture, I strongly believe that T.A/R.A in graduate program in Aquaculture at Ghent University will provide me the right opportunity for my intellectual growth as well as to achieve my career goals.
Yours faithfully
Anthony Robert
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1. About publication

2. Extracurricular activities



Sample Format 2:

Aquaculture and Fishery Study Personal Statement

I have an avid interest in Aquaculture and Fishery Management and would like to study these subjects at degree level. I would like to learn more about the modern fishery, how it works and manages to provide so many and such a variety of different aquatic creatures. As we use more land for residential purposes we will look increasingly to the water as a source of sustainable food .I plan to be involved in this change my aim being to develop a multi species fish farming system which is as self sustaining as possible.

I have a keen interest in the natural world and brought up on a farm with a love of natural history documentaries and science, I pursued this interest by taking triple science for GCSE and continuing Biology for AS level. I enjoy discovering and observing wildlife and because of my background I am aware of the personal satisfaction achieved from working hard.

As a child I went fishing with my Grandad and my interest in the aquatic world was sparked after successfully catching my first rainbow trout while fishing on Esthwaite Water, its beautiful shimmering scales sparked my imagination.

I have pursued my interest in fishing with trips to the Isle of Man and the Scilly Isles where I caught some superb examples of Pollack and Ballan Wrasse as well as the summer staple, Mackerel. I have designed and built my own pond in which I have kept and bred common goldfish. I am fascinated by tropical fish and have successfully kept butterfly cichlids, honey gourami along with the resilient zebra danio and lemon tetras. I enjoy working in a water environment and helped to restore the stream in my local village. This involved removing old flood defences and rubbish from the water way. I spent a week on the West coast of Scotland photographing and studying aquatic life present on the beach and rock pools. A selection of this work was then exhibited at a local gallery as part of a new artist exhibition. I based my AS level art coursework on marine life this included sculptures of fish and seals and photographs of jewel urchins in rock pools and blenny’s on the rocks.

I have a love of the outdoors and enjoy shooting, fishing, kayaking and walking and have walked the 127km Wolds way from Filey to Hessle for the charity Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Growing up in an area surrounded by shoots I have joined the local clay shooting club and enjoy going pigeon shooting and by listening to advice strive to improve my performance. I am a member of Young Farmers and have held a number of positions of responsibility. I have held the position of program organiser for three years. I have good organisational skills and have been elected to and served in the post of vice chairman for two years as well as sitting on the county executive committee for East Riding, which votes on proposals at county and national level.
I was nominated by my Young Farmers Club for a Rotary Club Youth Leadership Award and successfully won a round of interviews and spent a week on the clubs leadership course at Hebden Bridge along with 30 other young leaders learning the importance of teamwork and different leadership styles .I believe this definitely helped me gain knowledge of leading a team as well as the essential skills required in supporting a team as a team member.

I feel that the valuable opportunity of studying a course in Aquaculture and Fishery Management will enable me to pursue my passion for fish whilst equipping me with the essential knowledge, skills and expertise necessary to gain employment and pursue a career in the aquatic field.





Sample of SOP Format 3:

Statement of Purpose for Graduate School

From: Katharine DeVilbiss
Date: 12-15-2009

Our world’s fisheries are in a decline and I would like to learn and develop ways to preserve and sustain this vital natural resource. For most of my childhood my father and I fished on the Saint Lawrence River. The abundance of pike, perch, and blue gill declined substantially in those fifteen or so years. While we would still love to visit that area, it just wouldn’t be the same if we couldn’t catch fish. 

    It is an immediate goal to obtain a research assistantship for a Masters of Science degree in fisheries.  After I obtain my MS degree, I may decide to go on for a Ph.D. or I may find a suitable position in a state, federal, or international fisheries management agency or non-governmental organization.  I obtained my bachelor’s of science degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from Clemson University in December 2008, with a 3.68 GPA, and a 3.89 in all WFB courses. I plan on beginning Graduate school in the spring or fall of 2010.      
As I have furthered my education, my fascination with this field of study has continued to grow. As I’ve mentioned, I grew up fishing and have grown to love eating, watching, dissecting, and learning about fish. I don’t have to fit the mold- I can think outside of the box. That’s what scientists are encouraged to do. I want to solve problems, and hopefully see direct results. If asked what my top three qualities are, I would say I am focused, organized, and conscientious. The qualities of loyal and inquisitive are top contenders as well.      
Unfortunately, while my degree is in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, there have been few courses in fisheries available to me. However, I have developed a strong foundation in biology and ecology. Some of the relevant courses include vertebrate biology, evolutionary biology, fisheries biology, and conservation biology, organic chemistry, and freshwater ecology. Fisheries biology consisted of fish identification, a good deal of electrofishing practice, and material on sampling methods and habitat characteristics. Freshwater ecology highlighted the chemical, physical and biological processes in various bodies of water. This included diverse topics such as disease, hydrology, nutrients, and ecosystem assessment. Evolutionary biology focused on population genetics as well as principles of speciation, adaptation, and phylogeny.     

 To gain additional experience in fisheries, I assisted Dr. Jeffery Foltz, a professor of fisheries with his turquoise darter (Etheostoma inscriptum) population restoration project. Six Mile Creek is a site where natural populations of this darter have diminished due to a variety of factors. I worked with two other students to gather habitat quality measurements to determine habitat suitability of different reaches of the stream. We would determine the current populations of each reach by using electrofishing. When populations were low, we would supplement these populations with darters of the same species from a nearby stream. To monitor and evaluate the success of this program the same procedure was repeated the following year. I became familiar with equipment used to collect dissolved oxygen readings, temperature, and flow. I also learned the different ratings of substrate and areas of streams (pool, riffle, or run) as well as preferred turquoise darter habitat. I received a few introductory lessons on GIS software. We were successful and a stable population of the turquoise darters in Six Mile Creek was re-established.     

During my collegiate career I acquired an independent internship in Australia.  I volunteered for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries as a technician for one semester. Of the many jobs in the lab, I performed otolith extractions on yellow fin brim, mullet, whiting, pearl perch, amberjack, snapper, and mackerel. I learned to identify species and sex. I learned a procedure for using night trawls to capture blue swimmer crab: Tying a cod-end, handling by-catch, controlling a winch, and taking salinity and temperature measurements. Other sampling methods I learned were boat ramp surveys, commercial catch sampling, charter catch sampling, and some fishery-independent sampling (i.e. in fish markets). I was amazed by the variety of by-catch species and became quite proficient at otolith extractions.     I have specific interest in fisheries including both marine and freshwater especially edible species of finfish including salmon, trout, tuna, and cod. The broad areas of fish ecology, life history, population dynamics, genetics, and nutrition, excite me. I am very interested in learning aquaculture techniques for these species. I am especially interested in projects pertaining to higher efficiency fish cultivation, be it through higher yields, cost control, or reduction of nutrient loading for instance.     As a graduate student, I would like to pursue a research program that will provide in depth skills and knowledge of fisheries management and/or aquaculture. I am eager to learn and seek a program that allows for specific training in fisheries as well as to spend the majority of my graduate time in the field, gaining valuable experience and applying my classroom knowledge to real situations.      
I hope to attend a university with a program that matches my interests where I can learn and grow into a competent professional. I am an excellent candidate for graduate school because of my strong work ethic, my commitment to this field, and my ability to work both independently and with a team. After graduate school I am interested in living in the Mid-atlantic, Great Lakes, west coast, or New England area.  I would be thrilled to work with NOAA, or a federal or state hatchery.




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