Department of Fisheries Resources and Management


  • Identification and providing of taxonomical features of finfishes and shellfishes for local fishermen and students of various institutes.
  • Resource data collection and dissemination after proper analysis for the benefit of the general public
  • Consultancy services for coastal fishermen on conservation and sustainable utilization of marine fisheries resources
  • Creation of awareness on Responsible fishing by conducting training programmes, exhibitions and workshops.


  1. Appraisal of fisheries and resources characteristics of commercially important finfishes and shellfishes.
  2. Biology of more than 75 species of fish and shellfish species have been studied
  3. Shrimp seed resources survey in the estuaries
  4. Biodiversity of fish and shellfish in mangroves
  5. Stress studies and Vitamin requirements in fish and shellfish
  6. Digestive physiology of fishes and shellfishes
  7. Soft-shell syndrome and histopathology in cultivable shrimps
  8. Pathogenicity of luminous bacterium Vibrio harveyi in shrimps
  9. Remote Sensing and Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) forecast validation
  10. Studies on impact of monsoon fishing ban on fishers and their Indigenous Technical Knowledge
  11. Socio – economic status of local fisherfolk