Dr. M.G.R. Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri

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Fisheries Resource Management

Introduction:

The Department of Fisheries Resource Management of Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri started functioning since April, 2015 with a mandate of carrying out teaching, research and extension activities on Fisheries Resource Management. B.F.Sc courses on fisheries biology and fisheries resource management are being taught from the inception of the Department. M.F.Sc and Ph.D in Fisheries Resource Management was started during September 2017. The department is equipped with a fisheries biology laboratory and a fisheries museum to teach the students and to undertake research on fisheries biology and resource management. It is also undertaking research projects on Fisheries biology, molecular taxonomy of finfish and shellfish, population dynamics and stock assessment of finfish and shellfish and related extension activities on sustainable fisheries, aquatic biodiversity conservation related issues.

Objectives:


Teaching

  • To teach fisheries biology and resource management related courses to the students of U.G (B.F.Sc.), P.G (M.F.Sc.- FRM) and Ph.D (FRM) programmes

Research


  • To study the biodiversity and biology of threatened and commercially important finfishes and shellfishes
  • To undertake research on biodiversity and stock assessment of threatened and exploited finfish and shellfish resources
  • To undertake research on the endocrine disruption in fishes exposed to various kinds of toxicants / pollutants

Extension


  • To organize training and awareness programmes on fisheries resource management

The faculty of the department teaches eight UG (B.F.Sc. courses), ten PG (M.F.Sc. - FRM) courses and seven Ph.D (FRM) courses in a year.

UG Courses

S.NO Course No. Title of the Course Credit Hours
1 FS-102 Taxonomy of Finfish 3(2+1)
2 FS-103 Anatomy and Biology of Finfish 3(2+1)
3 FS-112 Taxonomy of Shellfish 2(1+1)
4 FS-113 Anatomy and Biology of Shellfish 2(1+1)
5 FS-114 Inland Fisheries 3(2+1)
6 FS-204 Marine Fisheries 3(2+1)
7 FS-214 Physiology of Finfish and Shellfish 3(2+1)
8 FS-305 Population Dynamics and Stock Assessment 3(2+1)
Total 22 (13+9)

PG Courses

S.NO Course No. Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course
1 FRM 501 Inland Fisheries Resources 3(2+1)
2 FRM 502 Marine Fisheries Resource Management 3(2+1)
3 FRM 503 Marine Ecosystem, Biodiversity and Conservation 3(2+1)
4 FRM 504 Tropical Fish Stock Assessment 3(2+1)
5 FRM 503 Remote Sensing and GIS for Fisheries Management 3(2+1)
6 FRM 509 Feeding and reproductive biology of Finfish and Shellfish 3(2+1)
7 FRM 512 Modern techniques in ichthyotaxonomy 3(2+1)
Total 21 (14+7
1 FRM 505 Fisheries Regulations 3(2+1)
2 FRM 508 Aquatic Floral Resources 3(2+1)
1 FRM 510 Developmental biology of finfish and shellfish 3(2+1)
Total 9 (6+3)

PG Courses

S.NO Course No. Title of the Course Credit Hours
Major Course
1 FRM 601 Assessment of aquatic biodiversity 3(2+1)
2 FRM 602 Applications of fisheries models in stock assessment 3(2+1)
3 FRM 603 Conservation and management of exploited fisheries resources 3(2+1)
4 FRM 604 Coral reef management 3(2+1)
5 FRM 606 Fisheries environmental assessment 3(2+1)
Total 15 (10+5)
Minor course
1 FRM 605 Data collection and estimation of exploited fisheries resources 2(0+2)
2 FRM 607 Issues in capture fisheries 2(1+1)
Total 4 (1+3)

Research Projects:

The faculty of the department has undertaken research projects on aquatic biodiversity assessment, biology of aquatic animals, impact of trawling on aquatic biodiversity, impact of large-scale cultivation of seaweeds on coastal environment, effects of Kisspeptin hormones on reproductive hormone levels in murrel, mullet diversity, reproductive biology of scats etc. In addition, a NADP scheme on generation of alternative livelihood options for fisherfolk towards aquatic biodiversity conservation was also undertaken.


Ongoing Research Projects

Students’ Research – Dr. N. Jayakumar, Assistant Professor & Head

M.F.Sc. (FRM)

S.NO Name of the student Title of the research Name of the Chairman
1 Ms. E. Kayalvizhi ID No. MFT 16096 Biodiversity and fishing pattern of fishes of the order, Beloniformes along Thoothukudi coast Dr. N. Jayakumar (Chairman)
2 Ms. V. Sahaya Vilovetheen Thilaka ID No. MFT 16097 Biodiversity and biology of sharks along South Tamil Nadu coast Dr. N. Jayakumar (Chairman)
3 Ms. R. Prathisha ID No. 16087 (AAH) Assessment of occurrence of Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) in South Tamil Nadu Dr. N. Jayakumar (Member)

Ph.D (FRM)

S.NO Name of the student Title of the research Name of the Chairman
1 Mr. A. Subburaj ID.No. DPF 14014 (FRM) Effect of selected endocrine disruptors on the biomarker enzymes, DNA and histology of Mozambique Tilapia, (Oreochromis mossambicus) Dr. N. Jayakumar (Member)
2 Mr. S. Santhoshkumar ID No. DPF 15022 (FRM) – Part Time Assessment of fish bycatch from trawl fishery of Thoothukudi and Nagapattinam Dr. N. Jayakumar (Member)
3 Mr. M. Pethchimuthu ID NO. DPF(T)16026 Molecular characterization and pathogenicity investigation of Photobacterium damselae in fish Dr. N. Jayakumar (Member)
4 Ms. Jyoti Saroj ID No. DPF (T) 16031 (FRM) Studies on fish eggs and larvae in near shore waters of Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu Dr. N. Jayakumar (Member)

University Research Projects / Externally Funded Projects:

S.NO Title of the Project Year PI & Co- PI of the Project Funds(in Rs) Funding Agency
2 NADP scheme on “ Farmed pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis) production as an alternative livelihood to promote brackishwater aquaculture entrepreneurship for fishers of Pulicat Lake. 2017 Dr. S. Selvaraj, Co-PI -- NADP

Completed Research Projects Dr. N. Jayakumar

S.NO Name of Agency Title of scheme
Period
From To
1 National Agricultural Development Programme (As Principal Investigator) Generating alternative livelihood options for the coastal community towards fisheries biodiversity conservation in Tamilnadu –Rs. 24.85 lakhs
2011 2012
2 Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi(As Co-Principal Investigator) Effect of kisspeptin on change in the level of reproductive hormones in striped murrel, Channa striatus” – Rs. 49.32 Lakhs
2010 2013
3 Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, Ramanathapuram (As Co-Principal Investigator) Molluscan diversity of Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Region and its current exploitation rate in different fishing practices – Rs. 2.70 Lakhs
2010 2013
4 Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, Ramanathapuram (As Co-Principal Investigator) Impact of trawling in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Trust – Rs. 2.60 Lakhs
2010 2013
5 National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Chennai (as Co-Principal Investigator) Impact of large scale cultivation of seaweeds on coastal environment of India – Rs. 47.24 Lakhs
2013 2015
6 Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology, Chennai (As Students’ Guide) A study on the evaluation of growth and maturation enhancing potential of selected growth promoters on the ornamental fish, Pterophyllum scalare (Angelfish) – Rs. 0.1 Lakh
2010 2011
7 Tamil Nadu State Council for Science & Technology, Chennai (As Students’ Guide) Study on the therapeutic value of vermiwash in ornamental fish disease control – Rs. 0.1 Lakh
2006 2007
S.NO Title of the Project Year PI & Co- PI of the Project Funds(in Rs) Funding Agency
2 Induced Breeding of Pearl spot using Human Chorionic Gonodotropin 2016 Dr. S. Selvaraj -- NADP
3 Studies on Mud Crab Fishery In Pulicat Lake 2016 Ms. G. Lakshme Gaythree -- TNFU

Outreach/Extension activities:

The faculty of the department carries out extension activities like identification of finfish and shellfish for the entrepreneurs; organizing awareness programmes on conservation of endangered and exploited fisheries resources; serving as resource persons in various fisheries training programmes, AIR programmes, Distance Education programmes etc. A fisheries museum is being maintained by the department to create awareness on the importance of aquatic biodiversity and their conservation.

S.NO Name of the Extension activities/Program Year Beneficiary
1 Training Programme on Reservoir Fisheries Management” organized by the State Fisheries Department, Chengalpet 2017 Reservoir Fishermen of Kanchipuram District
2 Dr. N. Jayakumar served as resource person in a conduct class on “Biology of carps, tilapia and Pangassius” organized by the Department of Fisheries Extension, Economics and statistics under Distance Education Programme April 2018 Participants of Distance Education Programme
3 AIR Programme on “Biology of Vannamei Shrimp” April 2018 Fish Farmers and Fishermen

Infrastructure:


  • Fisheries Biology Laboratory
  • Fishery Biology - College Museum

Achievements:

Dr. N. Jayakumar, Assistant Professor and Head has undertaken one research project as Principal Investigator; four as Co-Principal Investigator and two TNSCST projects as Student Guide. In addition, he has published 17 research papers during 2015 – 2018. He has also received four different awards from the University / TNSCST / Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society.

Currrent focus:

Thrust areas of research / extension identified for the Department / Centre:

  • Survey of marine landings
  • Studies on assessment of biodiversity in various aquatic ecosystems
  • Studies on biodiversity and conservation of endangered and exploited fisheries resources
  • Studies on impact of different gears on biodiversity
  • Study on effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the fishes
  • Creation of awareness on conservation of endangered and exploited fisheries resources for ensuring sustainable exploitation among various stakeholders in the fisheries sector though different extension programmes and publications

Future Plan :

  • Fisheries Resource Management courses will be offered through U.G., P.G. and Ph.D. programmes
  • Research on the biodiversity, biology of finfish and shellfish and effects of endocrine disruptors on fish will be undertaken
  • Extension work relevant to identification of finfish and shellfish and creation of awareness on conservation of endangered and exploited fisheries resources
  • Research guidance will be provided to P.G. and Ph.D students in Fisheries Biology and Resource Management
  • External funded projects will be proposed and obtained
  • Research papers and popular articles will be published

Faculty/Scientists:

S.NO Name Designation E-mail Phone No
1 Dr. N. Jayakumar Assistant Professor & Head jayakumar@tnfu.ac.in +91 - 9865525524
2 Mr. PavinKumar Assistant Professor pavinmfsc@gmail.com +91 - 8012868472
3 Dr. S. Selvaraj Teaching Assistant (Contractual) slevaraj@tnfu.ac.in + 91 - 7904917583

Publications /Research articles


Dr. N. Jayakumar

  • Jayakumar, N. and Subburaj, A. 2018. Sub-lethal Cadmium toxicity induced histopathological alterations in the gill, liver and kidney of freshwater catfish (Heteropneustes fossilis). Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(5): 1339 – 1345 (NAAS: 5.53)
  • Subburaj, A., Jawahar, P., Jayakumar, N., Srinivasan, A. and Ahilan, B. 2018. Acute Toxicity Bioassay of Malathion (Ec 50%) on the Fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (Tilapia) and Associated Histological Alterations in Gills - Submitted to the Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 6(1): 103-107 pp. (NAAS: 5.53)
  • Subburaj, A., Jawahar, P., Jayakumar, N., Srinivasan, A. and Ahilan, B. 2018. Histopathological investigations in liver and kidney of the fish, Oreochromis mossambicus (tilapia) exposed to acute malathion (EC 50%) toxicity. Journal of Experimental Zoology, India (NAAS 5.53)
  • Kalaiyarasi, T., Jayakumar, N., Jawahar, P., Ahilan, B and Subburaj, A. 2017. Histological changes in the gill and liver of marine spotted catfish, Arius maculatus from sewage disposal site, Therespuram off Thoothukudi, Southeast coast of India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies (NAAS: 5.53)
  • T. Kalaiyarasi, N. Jayakumar, P. Jawahar, B. Ahilan and A. Subburaj, 2017. Histopathological alterations in brain tissue of Terapon puta collected from sewage disposal site of Therespuram off Thoothukudi, southeast coast of India. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, Vol. 32. No.3-4 (July- Dec.) 2017 (NAAS: 3.86)
  • S. Santhoshkumar, C.B.T. Rajagopalsamy, P. Jawahar, N. Jayakumar and P. Pavinkumar. 2017. Growth and mortality characteristics of Otolithes ruber (Schneider, 1801) exploited off Thoothukudi Coast, Tamil Nadu. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 5(4): 1746-1749. (NAAS: 5.53)
  • Elakkanai, P., Francis, T. and Jayakumar, N. 2017. Effect of synthetic kisspeptin-10 on changes in the level of reproductive parameters in rainbow shark, Epalzeorynchos frenatum. Exp. Zool. India, 20(1); 189 -192 pp: (NAAS 5.51)
  • Jayakumar, N., Venkataramani, V.K., Vaitheeswaran, T., Jawahar, P. 2016. Biodiversity and biology of ornamental wrasses (Family: Labridae) of Gulf of Mannar, Southeast coast of India. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. of India, 58 (2); 99- 103 pp: (NAAS: 5.28)
  • Jayakumar, N., Francis, T., Jawahar, P., Rajagopalsamy, C.B.T, Santhakumar, R. and Subburaj, A. 2016. Acute toxicity bioassay of cadmium on the freshwater catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) and associated histological alterations in Gills. Pollution Research, 35(1): 135-140 pp: (NAAS: 4.75)
  • Jayakumar, N., Francis, T., Jawahar, P., Rajagopalsamy, C.B.T, Santhakumar, R. and Subburaj, A. 2016. Acute cadmium toxicity induced impairments in the liver and kidney of freshwater catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (bloch). Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 9(8): 1-6 pp: (NAAS: 4.06)
  • Subburaj, A., Francis, T., Jayakumar, N., Rajagopalsamy, C.B.T and Jawahar, P. 2016. Histological changes induced by acute toxicity of zinc in gill, liver and kidney of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Environment and Ecology, 2016, 34(3A): 1172-1177 pp; ISSN 0970-0420; (NASS: 4.09)
  • Pon Saravana Kannan, Rajkumar, M., Jawahar, P., Jayakumar, N. and Sundaramoorthy, B. 2016. Stock assessment and reproductive biology of Puntius sarana (Hamilton, 1822) in Tamiraparani River basin of south Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Research in Biological Sciences, 2016, 6(2): 20-25 pp; ISSN 2249–9687
  • Elakkani, P., Francis, T., Ahilan, B., Jawahar, P., Padmavathy, P., Jayakumar, N. and Neetha Shenoy. 2016. Effect of GnRH on change in Testtosterone and Estradiol level in blood serum of Rainbow Shark, Epalzeorhynchus frenatum. Environment and Ecology, 34(4); 1721-1725 pp; ISSN 0970-0420; (NASS: 4.09)
  • Subburaj, A., Francis, T., Elakkanai, P. and Jayakumar, N. 2015. Sub-lethal effect of zinc induced histopathological alterations in the gill, liver and kidney of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Research, 44(1); 25-35 pp; (NAAS: 4.53)
  • Subburaj, A., Francis, T., Jayakumar, N. and Elakkanai, P. 2015. Effect of zinc toxicity on histological changes in brain and gonad of goldfish, Carassius auratus. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 30(1-2); 47-55 pp: (NAAS: 1.6).
  • Chandramani, M., Francis, T., Jayakumar, N. and Subburaj, A. 2015. Comparative efficiency of Kisspeptin, GnRH analogue and pituitary extract on gonadosomatic index, fecundity and mean ova diameter of striped murrel, Channa striatus (Bloch). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Science Research, 44(3); 152-158 pp: (NAAS: 4.53)
  • Elakkanai, P., Francis, T., Ahilan, B., Jawahar, P., Padmavathy, P., Jayakumar, N. and Subburaj, A. 2015. Role of GnRH, HCG and Kisspeptin on reproduction of Fishes. Indian Journal of Science and Technology, 8(17);1-10 pp: (NAAS: 4.06)
  • Jawahar P. 2014. Growth compensation in Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus) Following Feed Restriction and deprivation Protocols. J. Exp. Zool. India Vol. 17, No. 2, 443-450 pp.
  • Santhakumar R and Balasundari S. 2015. Perception of small scale fishermen’s problem in small scale sector in Thoothukudi coastal district. Published in the Proceedings of Tamil Nadu Agri. Scientific Society, New Delhi. Published by Laser park publication house, Coimbatore, 215 – 221 pp.
  • Rajakishore M 2016. Teach a woman to fish: encountering empowerment in community fish farming in Eastern India. Earthscan from Routledge, Taylor & Francis group, 96 – 113 pp.
  • Lakshme Gayathre V, Felix S and (2016). Carapace Width –Weight Relationship of Mud Crab Scylla Serrata (Forskal, 1775) Collected From Pulicat Lake, Tamilnadu, India. International Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol.05, Issue 01 (2016), 18 – 21 pp.
  • Selvaraj S, Felix S, Samuel Moses TLS and 2017. Preliminary report on minimum size at first maturity in Pulicut lake pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis), Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2017; 5(1): 314-318 pp.
  • Das, S.K., Jawahar, P, and Nagesh, T. 2017. Growth compensation in Clarias batrachus following food restriction and food deprivation protocol. Published in the Proceedings of Tamil Nadu Agri. Scientific Society, New Delhi. Published by Laser park publication house, Coimbatore

Extension articles published: 02

  • Selvaraj S, Jayakumar N, Ahilan B and Felix S. 2017. Synthetic fish breeding induction hormones for aquaculture. Aquastar, 12.
  • Selvaraj S, Jayakumar N, Ahilan B and Felix S. 2017. Role of chromaffin cells in stress modulation in fish. Aquastar, 12.

Training Manual: 1 No.

  • Training manual on sustainable fishing

Teaching Manuals / Instructional Material Published: 05 Nos


  • Manual on Taxonomy of Finfish
  • Manual on Inland Fisheries
  • Manual on Marine Fisheries
  • Manual on Fish Population Dynamics and Stock assessment
  • Manual on Shell Fish Taxonomy

Honours and Awards:


Dr. N. Jayakumar

  • ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi) – Merit cum Means Scholarship (1991 – 1995)
  • ICAR (Indian Council for Agricultural Research, New Delhi) – Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) (1996 – 1998)
  • Received Second Prize for the TNSCST Students’ Project entitled “Formulation of cheap feed to prawn using Lemna sp” from Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST), Chennai during 1997
  • Received International Fellowship from Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and Belgium Administration for Development and Cooperation under Kenya-Belgium Project in Marine Sciences to undergo “Post Graduate Course in Tropical Coastal Ecology, Management and Conservation” at Kenya Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mombasa, Kenya during July – August, 1998
  • Received “Best Teacher Award” from Tamil Nadu Fisheries University during 2015
  • Received “Best Paper Award (First Prize)” from Agricultural Scientific Tamil Society, New Delhi during 2016
  • Received “TNFU Gold Medal” for being Ph.D Scholar at the III convocation of the Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam on 01.07.2017
  • Received “Outstanding Faculty Award” – an International Award from Venus International Foundation (VIF), Chennai at the III Contemporary Academic Meet held at Chennai on 08.07.2017
  • Recipient of ICAR – JRF (2003 - 05) and ICAR – SRF (PGS) (2012 - 15) for pursuing Higher studies in AUs
  • Recipient of second prize for best seminar presentation under student project scheme by TNSCST

Contact info

The Dean
Dr. M.G.R Fisheries College and Research Institute
Ponneri - 601 204 Thiruvallur District,
Tamil Nadu, India.

044 - 2797 1556  |  044 - 2797 1557

deanfcriponneri@tnfu.ac.in