The school now has two first-level discipline master’s degree programs in fisheries and biology and one professional master’s degree program in fisheries development. Under the discipline of fisheries, there are 3 in-category secondary disciplines, namely aquaculture, fishing science, and fishery resources, and 3 out-of-category secondary disciplines, namely aquatic genetic breeding and reproduction, aquatic animal nutrition and feed science, and aquatic medicine. The discipline of fisheries was rated B in the fourth round of national discipline evaluation in 2016, and rated amongst the “first-class disciplines of first-class universities” in Liaoning province in 2017. The discipline of biology was approved for master’s degree program in 2000, rated amongst the key disciplines of Liaoning province in 2008, and amongst the advantageous characteristic disciplines of Liaoning province in 2009.
Under the discipline of biology, there are 4 secondary disciplines, namely aquatic biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, and physiology. The school has 127 faculty members, 28 of whom have senior professional titles, and 39 of whom have associate professional titles, in addition to 92 doctors, 2 double-employed academicians, one winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 2 candidates for the New Century National Hundred and Thousand and Ten-Thousand Talent Project, 6 experts receiving special government subsidies of the State Council, one member of the New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education, one outstanding expert, 4 excellent teachers, and 3 distinguished professors of Liaoning province. With remarkable scientific research achievements, the college has won many national awards, such as the National Science Conference Award, the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, and the second prize of National Technology Invention Award. Besides, more than 70 scientific research achievements have been awarded at the provincial and ministerial level.