Crustacean Fisheries

• Stock assessment, estimation of biological reference points and trophodynamics of crustacean resources of maritime states of India and development of crustacean fisheries management advisories.
• Studies on impact of bycatch and discards in trawl fisheries and exploitation of juveniles on fish stock health.
• Establishment of co-management regimes for lobster fishery management in Tamilnadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
• Building trophic models and fisheries management simulations for the Indian Seas: Northwest coast
• Searanching of Green tiger shrimp, Penaeus semisulcatus for studies on stock enhancement
• Tag-recovery studies on movement and recruitment of shrimps to fishery
• Impact of climate change on fisheries



Research Projects

Xth Plan

In-house Research Projects

Investigations on the fishery and biological characteristics of exploited penaeid shrimp stocks
Stock assessment and management of non-penaeid shrimp resources of India
Investigations on the resource characteristics and development of management strategies for lobsters and crabs
Taxonomy of important crustaceans
Broodstock development, selective breeding and restocking of marine shrimps
Breeding and seed production of lobster and crabs
• Organic farming of Penaeus semisulcatus
• Impact of selective fishing of juveniles and broodfish, FADs and searanching on stock health
• Studies on discards and low-value bycatch of trawlers
• Appraisal of marine fisheries of Maharashtra

Other interdivisional projects

• Appraisal of marine fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep
• Appraisal of marine fisheries of Tamilnadu and Puducherry
• Appraisal of marine fisheries of Andhrapradesh
• Appraisal of marine fisheries of Karnataka

Xl th Plan

In-house Research Projects

• Management advisories for sustaining marine fisheries of Maharashtra
• Resource damage assessment in marine fisheries: impact of selective fishing of juveniles, bycatch and discards in trawl fisheries on stock.
• Management advisories for sustaining marine fisheries of Karnataka & Goa

Sponsored Research Projects

• Participatory management and conservation of lobster resources along the Indian coast
• Reproductive dynamics of penaeid prawns off Mumbai waters
• Broodstock development, breeding, hatchery production and restocking of mud crabs
• Development of artificial reefs off Muttom, Kannur
• Survey assessment and breeding of the marine ornamental fishes along Malabar coast
• Intensive culture of brine shrimp
• Studies on immune response in shrimp

Consultancy Projects

• Farming/fattening of lobsters
• Application of Precautionary Principle and Polluter Pay Principle in coastal shrimp farming
• Establishment of a Marine and Freshwater Aquarium for the Municipal Corporation of Surat, Gujarat
• Rapid Environmental Assessment for establishing an ocean park at Dharmadom, Thalassery, Kannur District, Kerala
• Establishment of a Marine Aquarium at Annamalai University, Portonovo

NAIP Project

• Oceanic tuna fisheries of Lakshadweep seas: A value chain approach

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Salient achievements
Species-wise distribution of penaeid shrimps
Major species of lobsters
Minimum legal size for export of lobsters from India
Major species of crabs

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