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Dr.A.Margaret Muthu Rathinam

Tel: +044 24617317; Cell: +09444472614
Role:Principal Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Fish Biology
  • Lobster Nutrition and Pathology
  • Pelagic Fisheries

After taking PhD in Fish Processing Technology in 1995, I worked for 4 years in the ICAR Research complex for NEH region at Barapani before joining CMFRI in 2001 in the Pathology and Nutrition Division. I developed formulated  feed for spiny lobsters and carried out pathological studies in spiny and sand lobster culture systems at Kovalam Field laboratory. Presently I am in the Pelagic Fisheries division. I am currently working on biology of pelagic fish resources including small and large pelagic resources.        

  • PhD  1995 Fish Processing Technology  College of fisheries ,Mangalore
  • M.F.Sc  1991  Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin.
  • B.F.Sc  1989 Fisheries College & Research Institute, Tuticorin
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Development of strategies to sustain the stock and fishery of large pelagics in Indian waters . CMFRI
2 Development of fishery management plans for sustainable marine fisheries of  Tamilnadu   and Puducherry CMFRI
Awards & Recognitions:
  • Secured second rank in 92 ARS batch


Best 5 Publications:

1. Margaret, A. M. R., Kandasami, D., Kizhakudan, Joe K., Leslie, V.A. and Gandhi, A.D. 2009. Effect of dietary protein sources on the growth of spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. India, 51 (1): 114-117.
2. Jayasankar Vidya, Kizhakudan, Joe K., Margaret Muthu Rathinam, A., Santhosi, I., Rajendran, P. and Thiagu, R. 2012. Manipulation of fatty acids in the estuarine clam Meretrix casta (Gmelin, 1791) by supplementation with the microalgal diet, Isochrysis galbana. Indian J. of Fish., 59 (3): 99-102.
3. Shubadeep Ghosh, Sivadas, M., Abdussammad, E.M., Prathipa Rohit, Said Koya K.P., Joshi, K.K., Anulekshmi Chellappan, Margaret Muthu Rathinam., A. Kemparaju, S., Dhokia, H.K., Prakasan, D and Manju Sebastine. 2012. Fishery population characteristics and stock structure of frigate tuna, Auxis thazard (Lacepde, 1800) exploited from Indian waters. Indian J. Fish., 59 (2):95-100.
4. Prathibha Rohit, Anulekshmi Chellappan, E.M. Abdussammad, K.K. Joshi, P. Said Koya, M. Sivadas, Shubhadeep Ghosh, A. Margaret Muthu Rathinam, S. Kemparaju, H.K. Dhokia, D. Prakasan and N. Beni. 2012. Fishery and bionomics of little tuna Euthynnus affinis. (Cantor, 1849) exploited from Indian waters. Indian J.Fish., 59 (3): 33-42
5. Leslie, V.A., Margaret Muthu Rathinam, A and Balasingh Anusha, 2013 Rapid identification of Vibrio harveyi isolates in Panulirus homarus. Int. J. Curr. Microbial. App. Sci., 2(3): 6-10.

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