The Department of Fisheries of the University of Dhaka is one of the leading Fisheries Departments in Bangladesh. The department was established in 1997 with the vision of producing high-quality fisheries graduates. Presently the Department has more than two hundred undergraduate, masters, MPhil and PhD students and 23 faculty members. The Department its own five-storey Professor Mohammed Shafi Fisheries Building along with has two premises at the Curzon Hall area of the university. The Department offers 4-year Bachelor degree in Fisheries and one-year MS degree in three disciplines– MS in Aquaculture, MS in Fisheries Biology and Genetics and MS in Fisheries Management. The Department has seven research labs namely Aquaculture Genomics Lab, Aquatic Lab, Fish Population Dynamics, Ecology and Climate Change Lab, Fish Nutrition and Quality Control Lab, Fisheries Management and Water Quality Lab, Fisheries Microbiology Lab, and Fisheries Genetics and Biotechnology Lab. It also has a Computer Lab, an Auditorium, indoor and outdoor aquaculture and fisheries research facilities and a seminar library.

Every year the Department produces high-quality graduates who are employed in sectors. The Department has collaborations with other national institutes as well as institutes of foreign countries including Belgium, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, USA, and UK.