Dr. Dineshbabu AP | Marine Fisheries Management | Excellence in Scientific Innovation AwardūüŹÜ

ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute India

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

He initiated his academic journey with a Master's degree in Mariculture from Cochin University of Science & Technology in 1985. Subsequently, he pursued a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Shrimp Biology and Shrimp Fishery Management from Mangalore University in 2006. These foundational educational experiences laid the groundwork for his illustrious career in marine fisheries management and scientific innovation.

Professional Endeavors:

His professional career spans over 25 years, during which he has held various significant positions and made substantial contributions to the field of marine fisheries management. He has served as the Principal Scientist and Head of the Shellfish Fisheries Division at ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi. Additionally, he has contributed to CMFRI's efforts in fishery management and mariculture, with expertise in crustacean fisheries and biology.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Throughout his career, He has focused on coordinating and executing research projects related to fisheries management, GIS application in fisheries, climate change impacts in fisheries, and coastal aquaculture. He has completed 18 marine fisheries research projects of national importance, showcasing his dedication to advancing the understanding and sustainable management of marine resources. Noteworthy contributions include the introduction of concepts such as marine spatial planning and aquaculture zoning in coastal aquaculture development, as well as the development of methodologies for assessing the vulnerability of marine fishes to climate change scenarios.

Accolades and Recognition:

His expertise and leadership in marine fisheries management have garnered recognition both nationally and internationally. He has been acknowledged as a research guide by prestigious institutions such as the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Mangalore University, and Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Science University, Bidar. His innovative research has also led to several publications in national and international journals, further establishing his reputation as a thought leader in the field.

Impact and Influence:

His work has had a significant impact on the scientific community, fisheries management practices, and coastal communities. His research on damage assessment in non-selective gears and vulnerability assessment of marine fishery resources to climate change has provided crucial insights for developing sustainable fishing practices and adaptation strategies. Additionally, his efforts in designing climate-smart villages and promoting alternative livelihood avenues for coastal populations reflect his commitment to addressing the challenges posed by climate change in marine ecosystems.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

His legacy is characterized by his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and promoting sustainable practices in marine fisheries management. His patented innovation for breeding and culturing marine fish in open sea stands as a testament to his pioneering spirit and commitment to technological innovation. Looking ahead, Dr. Dineshbabu A.P's continued contributions are poised to shape the future of marine resource management and conservation, ensuring the sustainability of fisheries for generations to come.


A total of  993 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 993
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 17
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†34

Notable Publications 

Characterization of low value bycatch in trawl fisheries off Karnataka coast, India and its impact on juveniles of commercially important fish species

Assessment of stock vulnerability of Indian marine fishes to past changes in climate and options for adaptation

Prawn fauna (Crustacea: Decapoda) of India-an annotated checklist of the Penaeoid, Sergestoid, Stenopodid and Caridean prawns

Biology and exploitation of the blue swimmer crab, Portunus pelagicus (Linnaeus, 1758), from south Karnataka coast, India

Spatio-temporal analysis and impact assessment of trawl bycatch of Karnataka to suggest operation based fishery management options

Appraisal of trawl fisheries of India with special reference on the changing trends in bycatch utilization

A preliminary assessment of ecosystem process and marine litter in the beaches of Mangalore

Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India

Estuarine and marine decapods of Karnataka inventory

Marine spatial planning for resource conservation, fisheries management and for ensuring fishermen security‚Äďglobal perspectives and Indian initiatives


Dineshbabu AP | Marine Fisheries Management | Excellence in Scientific Innovation Award

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