Brief profile:

After taking masters in Aquaculture (Inland) in 2002 and PhD in Aquaculture in 2007, I am working in CIBA since 2008 on Brackishwater Finfish Breeding and Aquaculture. I currently work in division of Finfish Culture Division. I have worked on the breeding and aquaculture of brackishwater finfish species of significance to brackishwater aquaculture sector. I have contributed to breeding of pearlspot Etroplus suratensis. As a part of a team, I am focused on captive breeding of finfish species -Grey Mullet, Milkfish and Asian seabass. I have interests in finfish breeding and seed production and developing aquaculture models for supporting livelihood.

Research areas:

  • Captive Breeding of brackishwater finfish
  • Development of larval rearing protocols
  • Low volume cage culture

Current Research Projects:

Funded By
1 Development and refinement of finfish culture technologies for sustainable brackishwater aquaculture development Institute
2Evaluation of reproductive biology, breeding, larval biology and seed production of candidate finfish species for brackishwater aquaculture developmentInstitute
3Development of Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture System in Sindhudurg DistrictInstitute

About Me

Krishna Sukumaran. Ms. Dr

Designation: Scientist
Discipline: Fish and Fisheries Science
Division: Finfish Culture Division
Specialization: Fish and Fisheries Science

Contact Me

Phone: +91- 044 - 24618817 Ext:409
Fax: +91- 044 - 24610311
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  • Best Poster Award. XII Agricultural Science Congress-2015, NDRI, Karnal, 3-6 February, 2015. Krishna Sukumaran, M. Kailasam, Prem Kumar. Alternate aquaculture based livelihood options for inland fishers: seed production of pearlspot and small scale cage culture of Asian seabass in open waters.
  • Best Paper Award. International Conference on Ecosystem Conservation, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (ECOCASD 2013), 3-5 October, 2013, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Krishna Sukumaran*, A. R. Thirunavukkarasu, M. Kailasam, Prem Kumar, R. Subburaj, G. Thiagarajan. Pre-growout culture of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch) in low volume cage in brackishwater Ashtamudi lake under participatory mode with traditional fisherman.
  • Best Paper Award. National Seminar on Emerging Trends in Indian Aquaculture (Etia 2013), Dept. of Aquatic Biology, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, 21-23 March 2013. Krishna Sukumaran, A.R.T. Arasu, M. Natarajan, M. Kailasam, J.K. Sundaray, Prem Kumar, R. Subburaj, G. Thiagarajan (2013) Seed production of pearlspot Etroplus suratensis in small net cages.
  • Best Poster Award. International seminar on Advances in Aquaculture Technologies ISSAT-2013 18-19 July 2013, Dept. of Zoology, All Saints College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. Krishna Sukumaran. Efficacy of isoeugenol as an anaesthetic for handling and simulated live transport of pearlspot Etroplus suratensis (Bloch)

  1. K Sukumaran, A K Pal, N P Sahu, R S Dalvi, D Debnath, 2008. Haemato-biochemical responses and induction of HSP70 to dietary phosphorus in Catla catla (Hamilton) fingerlings. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 12/2008; 34(4):299-306.
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