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Dr.Aswathy N.

Tel: 0484 2362538; Cell: 
Role:Principal Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Natural resource management, bio-economics and productivity analysis 
  • Domestic and international trade analysis
  • Socio-economics and policy research

I have completed my Masters and Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Joined as Scientist in CMFRI in 2002 and currentlyworking as Senior Scientist atthe Socio-Economic Evaluation and Technology Transfer Division of CMFRI. I have worked onBio-economics and Total factor productivity analysis of marine fisheries. I have also done domestic and international trade analysis of marine fish and developed the marine fish price index using ex-vessel prices in India. I have interests in impact and policy analysis in marine fisheries using optimization models.

  • PhD 2009  Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • Agriculture 1999  Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
  • BSc.Agriculture   1996  Agriculture, Kerala   Agricultural University                                                                                                                                                                                             
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1. Economics of marine fisheries and sustainable management: Policy Issues and Interventions (FISHCMFRISIL201202000020 CMFRI
2. Supply chain management of marine fisheries sector in India(FISHCMFRISIL201202300023) CMFRI
3. Development of fishery management plans for sustaining marine fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep CMFRI
4. An input-output economic optimization model for marine fisheries at Tuticorin Fishing harbour (FISHCMFRISIL 201202100021 CMFRI
5. Innovations in sea cage farming and coastal mariculture (FISHCMFRISIL 201202500025) CMFRI
6. A study on the estimation of Input cost of Marine Fishery (including Prawns and High valued Fish) for arriving at Gross Value Added (GVA) MOSPI, Govt of India
Awards & Recognitions:

  • Best oral presentation award for the paper entitled "Market linkages and benefit sharing in the Indian Mackerel value chain in Karnataka: A policy analysis" in the international conference “Aquatic resources and blue economy –Aquabe” 2019 held from 28-30 November, 2019 at Le-Meridien, Kochi.
  • ICAR Junior Research Fellowship awarded by the Indian council of Agricultural research in 1997 for post graduate studies
  • Hon’ble William OdangoOmamogold medaland Dr.M.Srinivasan memorial gold medal (Best PG student in Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in 1999)


Best 5 Publications:
  1. Aswathy, N and Narayanakumar, R and Shyam, S Salim and Vipinkumar, V P and Kuriakose, Somy and Geetha, R and Harshan, N K (2013) Total factor productivity growth in marine fisheries of Kerala.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 77-80.
  2. Aswathy, N and Shanmugam, T R and Sathiadhas, R (2011) Economic viability of mechanized fishing units and socio-economics of fishing ban in Kerala. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 58 (2). pp. 115-120.
  3. Aswathy, N and Shanmugam, T R and Ashok, K R (2011) Sustainability of marine fish production in Kerala-A Bioeconomic analysis. Journal of Fisheries Economics and Development, 12 (1). pp. 1-11..
  4. Sathiadhas, R and Narayanakumar, R and Aswathy, N (2012) Marine Fish Marketing in India. CMFRI Kochi, Ernakulam. ISBN 978-81-901219-8-9
  5. Aswathy, N and Sathiadhas, R (2006) Socio-economic impact assessment of monsoon trawl ban on marine fisheries sector of Kerala, India. In: Proceedings of the symposium on Improved Sustainability of fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilisation, 16-18 March 2005, Kochi

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