The history of the Department of Fisheries Technology (FT) begins with the history of the establishment of the Faculty of Fisheries (FoF) at BAU.
FT was founded in 1967 attached with the Department of Marine Biology and Technology during the establishment of the FoF. It was created, in pursuance of the decision as contained in Syndicate resolution No. 16 dated April 18, 1967, as one of 3 (three) departments viz., (i) Department of Fisheries Zoology, (ii) Department of Aquiculture and Management, and (iii) Department of Marine Biology and Technology. Professor Dr. A. K. M. Aminul Haque, the "Father of Fisheries Education in Bangladesh" was the founder head of all 3 (three) departments and the founder Dean of the FoF as well. Professor Dr. A. K. M. Aminul Haque served as Head of the FT from April 10, 1967 to June 29, 1971.
In 1973, the FT emerged as a separate department when the faculty was reorganized. The FT was kept unchanged when another major reorganization and changes were made to the FoF to create 4 (four) departments out of the existing 3 (three). Considering these facts, FT is recognized as the oldest department at the FoF and one of the oldest at BAU.
Prominent Bangladeshi Academician and former Vice-Chancellor of BAU Professor Dr. Mohammad Asadur Rahman became Head of the FT in 1971 and served a tenure of over 10 (ten) years from June 30, 1971 to November 12, 1982. He was later succeeded by other faculties of the FT as Head of the Department. They are as follows: