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HomeScientific Staff Dr.P.P.Manojkumar


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Role:Principal Scientist & SIC
Focus of Research:
  • Demersal  fisheries
  • Fishery Biology, fish stock assessment
  • Fisheries management

Took masters degree in Fisheries Management in 1988 and PhD in 2004. Joined Integrated Fisheries Project, Cochin in 1989 and worked on deep sea fisheries.  Joined CMFRI in 1992 and working on demersal   fisheries. I have worked on fishery, biology and stock assessment of  demersal fishery resources.  I have contributed to stock assessment, estimation of biological reference points, maturation and spawning and trophodynamics of a number of demersal fin fishes exploited from Indian waters. I am also working on cage farming of fin fishes in cages in less saline waters.

  • PhD  2004 University of Calicut
  • MSc  1988 Fisheries Management , University of Bombay
  • BSc   1985  Zoology, University of Calicut
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Development of fishery management plans for sustaining marine fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep CMFRI
2 Assessment of Elasmobranch Resources In The Indian Seas    CMFRI
3 GIS based resource mapping of distribution and abundance of finfishes and shellfishes off Indian coast CMFRI
4 Innovations in Sea cage farming & Coastal mariculture CMFRI
5 Resources assessment and barcoding of elasmobranchs MoEF
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Member of Marine Biological Association of India
  • Member of Society of Fisheries Technologists of India


Best 5 Publications:

1. Manojkumar, P P and Zacharia, P U and Pavithran, P P. (2012) Fishery of elasmobranchs with some observations on the biology and stock assessment of Carcharhinus limbatus (P. Muller & Henle, 1839) exploited along Malabar coast. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (4). pp. 35-41.
2. Manojkumar, P P (2011) Fishery of sciaenids with some observations on the biology and stock assessment of Johnieops sina (Cuvier, 1830) exploited along the Malabar coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (1). pp. 68-74.
3. Afsal, V V and Manojkumar, P P and Yousuf, K S S M and Anoop, B and Vivekanandan, E (2009) The first sighting of Longman’s beaked whale, Indopacetus pacificus in the southern Bay of Bengal. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2 (133). pp. 1-3.
4. Manojkumar, P P (2008). Observations on the food of Nemipterus mesoprion (Bleeker, 1853) from Malabar coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 50 (1). pp. 52-56.
5. Raje, S G and Sivakami, S and Mohanraj, G and Manojkumar, P P and Raju, A and Joshi, K K (2007) An atlas on the Elasmobranch fishery resources of India. CMFRI Special Publication , 95 . pp. 1-253.

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