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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 SK, Jeena NS, Kumar R, Vinothkumar R, Rahangdale S, Rahuman S, Ghosh S, Rohit P and Gopalakrishnan A (2021) Postulating the Modality of Integrative Taxonomy in Describing the Cryptic Congener Pampus griseus (Cuvier) and Systematics of the Genus Pampus (Perciformes: Stromateidae). Front. Mar. Sci. 8:778422. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.778422

2. Roul SK., Jeena NS, Ghosh S., & Rohit P (2020). Redescription and molecular characterization of Crenidens macracanthus Günther, 1874 (Pisces: Sparidae), and first record of C. indicus Day, 1873 in the eastern Indian Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 100(7), 1147-1153. doi:10.1017/S0025315420000880

3. Roul, S.K., Akhil, A.R., Retheesh, T.B., Rajesh, K.M., Ganga, U., Abdussamad, E.M. and Rohit, P., 2020. Length-weight relationships of fifty fish species from Indian waters. Thalassas: An International Journal of Marine Sciences, 36(2), pp.309-314. doi: 10.1007/s41208-020-00223-x

4. Behera, P.R., Jishnudev, M.A., Saravanan, R., Roul, S.K., Ghosh, S., Mahesh, V.U. and Joshi, K.K., 2020. Redescription of the enigmatic jellyfish, Crambionella annandalei (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) from Indian waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 100(5), pp.691-699. doi:10.1017/S0025315420000703

5. Jeena NS, Rahuman S, Roul SK, Azeez PA, Vinothkumar R, Manas HM, Nesnas EA, Rathinam AMM, Surya S, Rohit P, Abdussamad EM and Gopalakrishnan A (2022) Resolved and Redeemed: A New Fleck to the Evolutionary Divergence in the Genus Scomberomorus Lacepède, 1801 (Scombridae) With Cryptic Speciation. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:888463. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.888463v

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