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Dr.Sreenath, K. R.

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Role:Senior Scientist
Focus of Research:
  • Hard Coral and Fish Taxonomy
  • Coral Reef Ecosystem
  • Climate change
  • GIS based modelling and mariculture engineering

I have done my Masters in Fisheries Science in 2008 from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai.  Since 2009, I am working in CMFRI on marine biodiversity related studies. I am working to understand marine biodiversity along the Indian coast especially at the coral reefs around India. Being a researcher in biodiversity plus a certified scuba diver, I am looking for niches which are yet to be explored by any in marine ecosystems. I am also involved in assessing the climate change impact on marine fisheries and its mitigation aspects. We as a team, in Veraval Regional Centre of CMFRI is successful in the socio-economic upliftment of Sidi Tribals of Talala through skill development and establishment of sea cage farm off Somnath, Gujarat, India,

  • PhD  Since 2008  (Central institute of fisheries education, Versova, Mumbai)
  • MFSc  2008 (Central institute of fisheries education, Versova, Mumbai)
  • BFSc   2006 (Central institute of fisheries education, Versova, Mumbai)   
Current Research Projects
National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA 2020600006) CMFRI FUNDED
Establishment of sea cage farms for the Sidi adivasi tribe of Saurashtra coast of Gujarat and transfer of technology of sea cage farming to the tribe as a livelihood support under the tribal sub plan TSP CMFRI FUNDED
Remote sensing assisted biodynamic forecasting paradigm for Indian marine fishery resources (FISHCMFRISIL201200200002) CMFRI FUNDED
Development of Fishery Management Plans for Sustaining Marine Fisheries of Gujarat (FISHCMFRISIL201200400004) CMFRI FUNDED
Bio-inventorying and biodiversity valuation of marine organisms in selected marine ecosystems along the Indian coast (FISHCMFRISIL201201500015) CMFRI FUNDED
Investigations on vulnerable coral reef ecosystems of Indian waters with special emphasis on formulation of management measures for conservation (FISHCMFRISIL201201600016) CMFRI FUNDED
Assessment of fishing impacts on biodiversity loss, with special reference to the threatened species, to formulate management options for their protection (FISHCMFRISIL201201700017) CMFRI FUNDED
National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA 2020600006) CMFRI FUNDED
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Best 5 Publications:

1. Joshi, K. K, E. M., Abdussamad, K. P., Said Koya, Prathibha Rohit, Shubhadeep Ghosh, K. R. Sreenath, M. beni, K. K. Bineesh and K. V. Akhilesh (2012). Taoxonomy and key for identification of Tuna species exploited from the Indian EEZ. Indian J. Fish. 59(3): 53-60,2012.
2. R. Thangavelu, M. Anbarasu, M. S. Zala, K. Mohamed koya, K. R. Sreenath, Suresh Kumar Mojjada and P. Shiju (2012). Food and feeding habits of commercially important demersal finfishes off Veraval coast. Indian J. Fish., 59(4) : 77-87, 2012
3. Gyanaranjan Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen, M. Koya, Sreenath, K.R., Suresh Kumar Mojjada and H.M., Bhint (2012) Ginger prawn fishery in Gulf of Kutch: A seasonal livelihood for the traditional fishermen. Asian Agri-History Vol.16, No.4, 2012 (393-401)
4. Gyanaranjan Dash, Swatipriyanka Sen, K. Mohammed Koya, K. R. Sreenath, Suresh Kumar Mojjada, M. S. Zala, S. Pradeep (2013). Fishery and stock assessment of the three-spot swimming crab Portunus sanguinolentus (Herbst, 1783) off Veraval, Gujarat. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60(4): 17-25.
5. Swatipriyanka Sen, Gyanaranjan Dash, K. Mohammed Koya, K. R. Sreenath, Suresh Kumar Mojjada, Mahendra Kumar Fofandi, M. S. Zala, Sonia Kumari (2014). Stock assessment of Japanese threadfin bream, Nemipterus japonicus. (Bloch, 1791) from Veraval waters. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 43(4): 519-527.

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