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Dr.Abdussamad. E.M.

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Role:Principal Scientist & Head-in-charge, FFD
Focus of Research:
  • Fishery, biology and stock assessment of large pelagics
  • Taxonomic studies of pelagic fishes
  • Ageing fishes using hard parts

Joined agricultural Research Service in 1993 and posted in Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute in 1994. Posted in Pelagic Fisheries Division and served at Kakinada during 1995-2000, Tuticorin 2000-2008 and since then at Headquarters at Kochi. Worked mainly on fishery biology of pelagic fishery resources, to some extent on cephalopod resources and also participated in pearl culture activities at Kakinada. Also, involved with the taxonomic studies of pelagic resources. Undergone training on fish ageing using hard parts and established a fish ageing and image analyzing laboratory at Headquarters, Kochi.  Participated the working party meetings on neritic tunas organized by IOTC. 

  • PhD  in 2002from Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • M.F.Sc  1991 from Kerala Agricultural University
  • B. F. Sc1988   Kerala Agricultural University
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Development of strategies to sustain the stock and fishery of large pelagics in Indian waters ICAR
2 Development of fishery management plans for sustaining marine fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep ICAR
3 “Satellite Telemetry studies on Migration patterns of Tunas in Indian Seas” (SATTUNA). INCOIS
Awards & Recognitions:

IOTC working party member for neritic tunas



Best 5 Publications:

Abdussamad, E M,R. Prathibha, K P S. Koya,O M M J Habeeb Mohamed and K Jayabalan, (2013). Carangids (Family: Carangidae) in the seas around Indian subcontinent with description of macro-taxonomic characters for the field identification of genera and species.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (2). pp. 21-36

Abdussamad, E M, G S Rao, K P S, Koya, R.Prathibha, K K  Joshi, M. Sivadas, K. Somy S. Ghosh, S. Jasmine, C., Anulekshmi and  M. Koya, (2012)Indian tuna fishery - production trend during yesteryears and scope for the future.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (3). pp. 1-13.

Abdussamad, E M,  K P S Koya, R. Prathibha K K Joshi, S. Ghosh, M N K Elayathu, D Prakasan, S.  Manju, N. Beni, and G S Rao, (2012).Fishery of yellowfin tuna Thunnusalbacares (Bonnaterre, 1788) in the Indian EEZ with special reference to their biology and population characteristics.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (3). pp. 43-51.

Abdussamad, E M,  K P S Koya, S. Ghosh, R. Prathibha, K K Joshi, B. Manojkumar, D. Prakasan, S. Kemparaju M N K Elayathu, h K, Dhokia, S.  Manju S. and K KBineesh (2012). Fishery, biology and population characteristics of longtail tuna, Thunnustonggol (Bleeker, 1851) caught along the Indian coast.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 59 (2). pp. 7-16.

Abdussamad, E.M., (2008).  Distribution, biology and behaviour of the giant trevally, Caranxignobilis – a candidate species for mariculture.Bangladesh J. Fish. Res., 12(1): 89-94.

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