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Dr.Shoji Joseph

Tel: +91 484 2776587; Cell: 
Role:Principal Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Cage culture
  • Live feed culture
  • Molluscan mariculture

After taking masters in marine biology in 1990 and PhD in crustacean physiology in 1996 I am working in CMFRI since 1996 on molluscan fisheries division till 2004 and presently in mariculture division till date.  I currently work in the mariculture division in CMFRI. I have worked on mollusc fishery and mariculture, I have contributed to the mariculture activities especially to the cage culture activities and live feed cultutre.  .   

  • PhD  1996  Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • MSc  1990  Cochin University of Science & Technology
  • BSc   1988  Zoology, M.G. University   
Current Research Projects
No Title Funded By
1 Innovations on sea cage farming and Coastal Mariculture CMFRI
2 Seed production for finfish mariculture Stock culture of micro algae and live feed culture CMFRI
3 “Seed Production in Agricultural Crops and Fisheries” ICAR net work
4 National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)  
Awards & Recognitions:
  • 1997 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for best PhD thesis from ICAR


Best 5 Publications:

1. Diwan, A D and Joseph, Shoji and Ayyappan, S (2008) Physiology of reproduction, breeding and culture of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon(Fabricius). Narendra Publishing House, New Delhi.
2. Shoji Joseph and A. D. Diwan. Neuroendocrine system and its role in maturation. In Physiology of reproduction, breeding and culture of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius); Eds A.D. Diwan, Shoji Joseph and S. Ayyapan 71-114
3. Vidya K and Shoji  Joseph. 2012 Studies on the effect of salinity on growth and survival of juvenile Indian Spiny lobster Panulirus homarus (Linnaeus)” Indian J. Fish., 59(1) : 53-59, 2012
4. Imelda-Joseph, Shoji Joseph, Boby Ignatius, G. Syda Rao, K. S. Sobhana, D. Prema and Molly Varghese, 2010. A pilot study on culture of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch) in open sea cage at Munambam, Cochin coast, India. Indian J. Fish., 57(3: 29-33.
5. Narasimhulu Sadhu • S. R. Krupesha Sharma • Shoji Joseph • Praveen Dube • K. K. Philipose, 2014  Chronic stress due to high stocking density in open sea cage farming induces variation in biochemical and immunological functions in Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer, Bloch). Fish Physiol Biochem (In press)

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