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Dr.Veerendra Veer Singh

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Role:Principal Scientist & SIC
Focus of Research:
  • Fishery Environment Management
  • Remote sensing & GIS
  • Climate Change Adaptation, PFZ forecasting and validation.

I completed masters in zoology in 1978 and was selected in ARS in 1986. I got PhD in life-science (zoology) in 1989. I am working in CMFRI since 1986 on Fishery environment, oceanography, remote sensing, GIS, Coastal Zone Management, Fishery diversity & forecasting and coastal consultancy.  I am currently Scientist-in-Charge of Mumbai R.C. of CMFRI. I have worked on identification of potential mariculture sites along the Indian coast and I also contributed towards fishery related courses of NCERT, CIFE (Deemed University), IGNOU. I have conducted number of outreach activities for stakeholder, fishers and farmers including workshops, seminars, brainstorming sessions, demonstrations and participatory research.                

  • PhD  1989 Life-Science (Zoology), Barkatullah University,  Bhopal
  • MSc  1978 Zoology (Fish & Fisheries), Agra University, Agra
  • BSc   1976  Zoology, Botany, Chemistry,  Agra University, Agra     
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Development of fishery management plans for sustaining marine fisheries of Maharashtra CMFRI
2 Ecosystem process of critical marine habitats and development of protocols for restoration CMFRI
3 Pollution and litter in the coastal and marine ecosystem and their impact CMFRI
4 State of diversity of commercially important seaweeds along the West Coast of  India ICAR-NFBSFARA
5. Strategies to enhance adaptive capacity to climate change in vulnerable  regions -World Bank-GEF, NAIP-GEF
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Awarded NAIP-ICAR Certificate of Appreciation for demonstration of public-private partnership with development of mobile application m-KRISHI® for potential fishing zone and wind direction advisories under GEF-SLEM-NAIP Sub-project” Strategies to enhance adaptive capacity to climate change in vulnerable  regions”
  • Received recognition of being distinguished member of the Academic Council of the Banaras Hindu University for 3 years from 2009 to 2011.
  • Received recognition of being the group leader for India-Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during ICZM 1994 at CORIN-Hat-Yai, Thailand


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