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Tel: 0495-2377870; Cell: 
Role:Principal Scientist & SIC
Focus of Research:
  • Cephalopod fisheries
  • Bivalve mariculture

Studied Mariculture at CAS in Mariculture at CMFRI, Kochi  in 1981 and PhD in Cephalopod  biology in  2000. I am working in CMFRI since 1986 on molluscan fisheries and mariculture. I am currently the scientist-in-Charge of  Calicut research centre  of CMFRI. I have worked on the culture an popularization of mussel farming in Malabar area. I have interest in the biology and fishery of cephalopods and bivalves.

  • PhD  2000  University of Calicut
  • MSc  1982  Mariculture, Cochin University
  • BSc   1980  Zoology, University of  Calicut
  • AIHS 1977  Air Force Central School, Agra
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Sustainable molluscanmariculture practices CMFRI
2 Development of Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the bivalve fisheries of India CMFRI
3 Development of fishery management plans for sustainable marine fisheries of Kerala and Lakshadweep CMFRI
4 National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases(NSPAAD) NFDB
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 2011 TVR Pillay Aquaculture Award for outstanding aquaculture research and extension


Best 5 Publications:

1.Krishnakumar, P K and Asokan, P K and Pillai, V K (1990) Physiological and cellular responses to copper and mercury in the green mussel Perna viridis (Linnaeus). Aquatic Toxicology, 18 (3). pp. 163-173.
2.Asokan, P K and Kakati, V S (1991) Embryonic development and hatching of Loligo duvaucelii Orbigny (Loliginidae, Cephalopoda) in the laboratory. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 38 (4). pp. 201-206.
3.Krishnakumar, P K and Sasikumar, Geetha and Bhat, G S and Asokan, P K (2006) Biomarkers of environmental contaminants in field population of green mussel (Perna viridis) from Karnataka-Kerala coast (South West coast of India).Ecotoxicology, 15 . pp. 347-352.
4.Zacharia, P U and Mohamed, K S and Sathianandan, T V and Asokan, P K and Krishnakumar, P K and Abdurahiman, K Pand Durgekar, N Raveendra and Shettigar, Veena (2011) Alpha, beta and gamma diversity of fished marine taxa along the southwest coast of India during 1970-2005. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 53 (1). pp. 21-26.
5.Sanil, N K and Asokan, P K and John , Lijo and Vijayan, K K (2011) Pathological manifestations of the acanthocephalan parasite, Tenuiproboscis sp. in the mangrove red snapper (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) (Forsskål, 1775), a candidate species for aquaculture from Southern India. Aquaculture, 310 (3-4). pp. 259-266.

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