The College of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology (CFAT) at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) is the only college in Egypt that awards a Bachelor degree in fish resources sciences accredited and recognized by both the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities and the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety (EAMS) which qualifies the college graduate to apply for a marine seaman book (passport) under the title "Officer in charge of a navigational watch on fishing vessels."
The department is a pioneer in teaching navigation and fishing gear design that qualifies the graduates to work on as officers in charge of watch-keeping, fisheries observers and fisheries managers in various fishing ports. The program has been planned to satisfy the requirements of the international convention on standards of training, certification and watch keeping (STCW) for seafarers 1978 and its amendments on 1995 (STCWF) and the international maritime organization (IMO) model courses. Also, students receive marine uniforms and it is possible to have sea training in regional and international waters.
The College aims to develop human capabilities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Arab world through the following:
The College qualifies graduates to work in the following: