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Dr.Subal Kumar Roul

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Role:Scientist & SIC
Focus of Research:

  • Fish Taxonomy
  • Fishery Biology and Stock Assessment
  • Fisheries resource management and conservation


Completed Master of Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc) in 2012 and Ph.D in 2018 under the discipline of “Fisheries Resource Management” from ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India. In 2015, I joined the Agricultural Research Service (101st FOCARS at NAARM, Hyderabad) and posted in ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute in April 2015. I was posted in the Pelagic Fisheries Division (PFD) of ICAR-CMFRI, Cochin in September 2015 and later transferred to the Puri Field Centre of ICAR-CMFRI, Puri in 2017. Currently, I am working on taxonomy, fishery biology and stock assessment of pelagic and demersal fishes of Odisha coast.


  • B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) 2010, Odisha University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar College of Fisheries, Rangeilunda, India
  • M.F.Sc (  Master of Fisheries Science) 2012, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai, India
  • Ph.D 2018, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai, India

Current Research Projects


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National fishery management framework for large pelagic resource (PEL/LPR/04)



Developing management strategies for sustainable exploitation and conservation of elasmobranchs in Indian seas (DEM/ELS/11)



Resource assessment and management framework for sustainable marine  fisheries of West Bengal and Odisha (CFD/NEC/05)



Investigations on the Scyphozoan and Cubozoan jellyfishes diversity and distribution along the Indian coast (MBD/JLY/32)


Awards & Recognitions:

2013-Awarded for “Innovation with best economic advantage” in the first students’ research convention on innovation in fisheries organized by CIFE, Mumbai and PGSSU.



Best 5 Publications:

1.    Roul, Subal Kumar and Kumar, Rajan and Rahangdale, Shikha and Retheesh, T B and Abdussamad, E M and Rohit, Prathibha and Jaiswar, A K (2018) Extending Geographical Distribution Range of Reef Needlefish Strongylura incisa (Valenciennes, 1846) (Teleostei: Beloniformes: Belonidae) in the Eastern Indian Ocean with a Key to the Species of Needlefish Occurring in the Area. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences, 34 (2). pp. 1-6. ISSN 0212-5919

2.    Roul, Subal Kumar and Retheesh, T B and Akhil, A R and Prakasan, D and Ganga, U and Abdussamad, E M and Rohit, Prathibha (2017) First Record of the Keeltail Pomfret Taractes rubescens (Jordan & Evermann, 1887) (Teleostei: Perciformes: Bramidae) from the South-Eastern Arabian Sea. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0212-5919

3.    Roul, Subal Kumar and Abdussamad, E M and Rohit, Prathibha and Jaiswar, A K (2018) New Distributional Record of Flat Needlefish Ablennes hians (Valenciennes, 1846) (Beloniformes: Belonidae) in the North-Eastern Indian Ocean with Taxonomic Details. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences. pp. 1-6. ISSN 0212-5919

4.    Roul, Subal Kumar and Retheesh, T B and Ganga, U and Abdussamad, E M and Rohit, Prathibha and Jaiswar, A K (2017) Length-weight relationships of five needlefish species from Kerala waters, south-west coast of India. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. pp. 1-3.

5.    Kumar, Rajan and Rahangdale, Shikha and Roul, Subal Kumar (2018) Filling missing links in albuneid crab distributions (superfamily Hippoidea) in the Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean.Crustaceana, 91 (12). pp. 1495-1504.

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