Dr. K. Sunilkumar Mohamed

Dr. Sunil K. Mohamed is a Principal Scientist and Head of the molluscan fisheries and mariculture division at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi

PhD: 1990  Cochin University of Science & Technology

MSc: 1981  Marine Biology, Annamalai University

BSc: 1978  Zoology, University of Kerala

Profile: Dr. Sunil K. Mohamed is a Principal Scientist and Head of the molluscan fisheries and mariculture division at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. He received a PhD from the Cochin University of Science and Technology for his work on crustacean physiology. Apart from his extensive contribution to Indian cephalopod biology and population dynamics, he has also made significant contributions to the growth of commercial bivalve mariculture in the country. His interests in marine ecological modelling particularly its application to fisheries management has lead to many significant contributions to fisheries management in India.

Awards and Recognitions:

1991 Jawaharlal Nehru Award for best PhD thesis from ICAR

2011 TVR Pillay Aquaculture Award for outstanding aquaculture research and extension

Secretary, Marine Biological Association of India, Kochi

Member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), London

Interests: Focus of Research: Cephalopod fisheries Bivalve mariculture Trophic modelling and fisheries management

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