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Dr.R.Narayana Kumar

Tel: +91 484 2394867 ; Cell: 
Role:Principal Scientist & SIC
Focus of Research:
  • Natural Resource economics, production and  marketing of marine fisheries
  • Economic valuation of the Ecosystems including  biodiversity
  • Policy research , socio economics and vulnerability studies

Started career as Lecturer in Agricultural Economics in Annamalai University, Chidambaram and shifted to ARS in 1992. Joined CMFRI in 1993 after  trainings and associated in fishery economics and marketing projects of the SEET Division. After Ph.D, I joined as Senior Scientist in Kakinada RC of CMFRI in 2001 and conducted research projects in fisheries socio economics, status of fisherwomen and evaluation of ecosystems. I got selected as Head, SEETT Division in 2012 and I am coordinating and facilitating the research programmes of the Division. I am currently involved in marine fisheries policy research programmes and in Belmont forum project on Global Learning from Local Solutions. 

  • PhD  1999  University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • M.Sc.,(Ag)-1989 in Agricultural Economics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • M.A. 2008 (Environmental Economics), Annamalai University, Chidambaram
  • P.g.Diploma in Econometrics  1996, Annamalai University, Chidambaram
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Economics of marine fisheries and sustainable management: Policy Issues  and Interventions ICAR_CMFRI
2. Supply chain management of marine fisheries sector in India ICAR_CMFRI
3. Development of Fishery Management Plans for Sustaining Marine Fisheries of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry ICAR_CMFRI
4 Bioinventorying and biodiversity valuation of marine organisms in selected marine ecosystems along the Indian coast ICAR_CMFRI
5. 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
6 Global learning for local solutions: Reducing vulnerability of marine-dependent coastal communities” (GULLS) the Belmont Project Belmont forum
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 1999 Gold Medal, Ph.D (Agricultural Economics), UAS, Bangalore
  • 2009-12 Member, Board of Studies, Dept.of Agril. Economics, , Annamalai Unversity
  • 2012-15 Member, Board of Examiners, Department of Agril. Economics, UAS, , Bagalore
  • 2014-15 Member, Board of Examiners, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam
  • 2011-12 Member, Syllabus Committee, Management Programme in Fisheries, KUFOS, Kochi 


Best 5 Publications:

1. Narayanakumar, R. and M.Krishnan, 2011. Seaweed mariculture: An economically viable alternate livelihood option (ALO) for fishers” Indian Journal of Fisheries, 58 (1): 79-84
2. Narayanakumar, R and Krishnan, M (2013) Socio-economic assessment of seaweed farmers in Tamil Nadu - A case study in Ramanathapuram District. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 51-57.
3. Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Ramachandran, C and Narayanakumar, R and Koya, Mohammed and Sreenath, K R and Dash, Gyanaranjan and Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen and Mojjada, Suresh Kumar and Sangeetha, B and Makwana Nayan, P andRao, G Syda (2013) Post-frontline demonstration impact analysis of open sea cage culture among Sidi tribes in Gujarat.Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (3). pp. 35-40.
4. Shyam, S Salim and Sathiadhas, R and Narayanakumar, R and Katiha, Pradeep K and Krishnan, M and Biradar, R S andGopal, Nikita and Barik, N and Ganesh Kumar, B (2013) Rural Livelihood Security: Assessment of Fishers’ Social Status in India. Agricultural Economics Research Review, 26 . pp. 21-30.
5. Aswathy, N and Narayanakumar, R and Shyam, S Salim and Vipinkumar, V P and Kuriakose, Somy and Geetha, R andHarshan, N K (2013) Total factor productivity growth in marine fisheries of Kerala. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 77-80.

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