UMT is extremely serious in its research works. The establishments of Institute of Oceanography and Environment, Institute of Marine Biotechnology and Institute of Tropical Aquaculture provided strong support in gearing the efforts towards research excellence. With these careful plan and management, UMT maintains its good research and innovative records. UMT has good research and innovative record. Its efforts have been repeatedly rewarded with recognitions and awards won by its team of researchers at national and international levels.
School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences strategy to excel in high impact and quality research has paid off when two of the researchers won gold medals at the 26th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition (ITEX), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ITEX is an international platform for local and international inventors and research scientists to present their inventions and innovations to a business community keen on commercialising unique inventions. Organised by MINDS (Malaysian Invention & Design Society) since 1989, this annual event attracts inventors with their latest inventions and innovations from universities, research institutions, individual inventors, young inventors, and corporations from Malaysia, Asia and Europe.
Currently, FiSHA consists of 44 lecturers/researchers whom are attached with internal research institutes in UMT including Institute of Tropical Aquaculture (AKUATROP), Institute of Marine Biotechnology (IMB), Institute of Kenyir Research (IPK) and Institute of Oceanography and Environment (INOS). In total, FiSHA researchers have produced about 521 publications from 2012 till September 2015 ranging from journal articles, proceedings, books, chapters in book and general (poster, newsletter, magazine etc).