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Dr.Geetha Sasikumar

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Role:Principal Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Molluscan Resource Management
  • Bivalve Mariculture
  • Aquatic environment monitoring (Marine)

Since July 1996 till date, working as Scientist in Molluscan Fisheries Division of CMFRI, focusing on Molluscan fisheries management, bivalve Mariculture and environmental monitoring

Under the mandated activities of the Institute, collaborates to address the Stock assessment issues at regional levels (Karnataka) by assessing and monitoring wild cephalopod stocks and bivalve resources commercially exploited along the coast.

Involved in disseminating scientific bivalve farming techniques, incorporating location specific refinements resulting in adoption and commercialization of the mussel farming activities in the region

Monitored the environmental health status of the shellfish harvesting areas along southwest coast of India based on the tissue burden of chemical contaminants in bivalves, microbial indicators and biomarker response for initiating classification of shellfish waters

  • GRADUATION: B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) Faculty of Fisheries, Kerala Agricultural University.
  • POST-GRADUATION: M.F.Sc. AQUACULTURE (Master of Fisheries Science) Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Kerala Agricultural University.
  • Ph.D. Biosciences, Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Karnataka.
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Sustainable molluscan mariculture practices CMFRI
2 Development of Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the bivalve fisheries of India CMFRI
3 Development of fishery Management Plans for Sustaining marine fisheries of Karnataka and Goa CMFRI
4 Ecosystem Processes for critical marine habitats and development of protocols for restoration CMFRI
Awards & Recognitions:



Best 5 Publications:

1.Geetha Sasikumar, K.S. Mohamed and U.S. Bhat 2013. Inter-cohort growth patterns of pharaoh cuttlefish Sepia pharaonis (Sepioidea: Sepiidae) in Eastern Arabian Sea. Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol.) 61 (1): 1-14, March 2013.
2. Geetha Sasikumar and P.K. Krishnakumar, 2011. Aquaculture planning for suspended bivalve farming systems: The integration of physiological response of green mussel with environmental variability in site selection. Ecological Indicators 11: 734-740.

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