Mrs. Manju Lekshmi N.

Scientist (Fisheries Resource Management)

                                                                                      

                                                                Address: Fishery Science,

                                                                ICAR - CCARI,               

                                                                Old Goa 403 402

                                                                Phone: 0832-2284678 Ext. 301

                                                                Fax: 0832-2285649

                                                                Email: manjulekshmi.n@icar.gov.in, manjuaem@gmail.com

 

 

Academic background:

 

M.F.Sc-. (Master of Fisheries Science) with specialization in Aquatic Environmental Management offered by the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai in 2009-11

 B.F.Sc.- .College of Fisheries, Panangad, Kerala in 2004-09

 

Research interests and current focus

1.       Mariculture- Coastal cage culture, Oyster and Mussel culture

2.       Ornamental fish breeding and hatchery management

3.       Biodiversity studies  

 

Membership in professional societies

Agricultural Research Service Scientists Forum

Association for Coastal Agricultural Research, ICAR Res. Complex, Goa.

Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum

 

 

Awards and honours

  1. Awarded Best poster in the international conference on urban lakes by IAAB, MSAA, NASS on  Ecology, Rejuvenation, Technology and Economics held in Mumbai on 7th and 8th of September 2012.(Comparison of Powai and Vihar lakes using factor analysis).

  2. Awarded Best paper in the second national symposium of society for applied biotechnology on innovative approaches and modern technologies for crop productivity, food security and environmental sustainability held in Kerala on 19th and 20th of November 2012. (Identification and characterization of bacterial diversity in Vihar lake water using 16S rRNA gene based DGGE technique).

  3. Awarded Best paper in national seminar of university of Kerala on Emerging Trends in Indian Aquaculture held in 21st to 23rd of March, 2013.(Water quality Index, A single digit to judge water fitness a case study with two urban lakes of Mumbai, India.

  4. Submitted more than 100 bacterial sequences to NCBI - GenBank, USA which include both uncultured (DGGE) and cultured organisms.

  5.  Submitted An addendum to the biodiversity register of the Chemnad grama panchayath, Kasargod district in 2013

Research Publications

Journals

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N, Chakraborty SK, Jaiswar AK and Singh NP. 2016. Seasonal fish species composition, CPUE and VPUE in the small scale fishery of a tropical monsoon estuary along southwest coast of India. Journal of Environmental Biology (M. S. 216 accepted for publication).

  • Manju Lekshmi N, Sreekanth GB. Singh NP, Vennila A, Ratheesh Kumar R and Pandey PK. 2016. Variations in phytoplankton assemblages in different aquaculture systems in coastal waters of Goa. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (MS ID: 3199/16, accepted for publication).

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N, Chakraborty SK, Jaiswar AK, Zacharia PU, Renjith VR, Singh NP and Pazhayamadom  DG. 2016. Effect of monsoon on coastal fish diversity of Goa: an example from gill net fishery. Indian Journal of Fisheries (MS ID: 45862, accepted for publication).

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N, Singh NP, Chakraborty SK and Reddy V. 2015. Economic performance of small scale fisheries in India. An illustration using a coastal ecosystem in southwest coast of India. Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences (MS 3110/15, accepted for publication).

  • Sreekanth GB, Zacharia PU, Praveen KV,  Manju Lekshmi N and Singh NP (2015) An inquiry in to the trends in landings and marketing efficiency of threadfin breams, a trawl by catch resource along Kerala coast.  South Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 2 (4): 23-36. 

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N and Singh NP (2015). Temporal patterns in fish community structure; environmental perturbations in a well-mixed tropical estuary. PNAS-SEC-B Biological Sciences (Online published). DOI: 10.1007/s40011-015-0581-2).

  • Sreekanth, G. B., P. U. Zacharia , T. V. Sathianandan , Saiby Thomas, Manju lekshmi. N and N. P. Singh 2015 Combining surplus production and spectral models to define fishery management advisory - a case study using the threadfin bream fishery along Kerala coast.  Indian J. Fish., 62 (1): 41-45.

  • Sandeep, K. P., Shukla, S. P., Manju Lekshmi, N., Vennila, A. and Purushothaman, C. S. 2015. Cultivation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis in low cost seawater based medium for extraction of value added pigments. Ind. J. Geo. Mar. Sc., Vol. 44 No. 3 (Online published).

  •  Manju Lekshmi, N., Ratheesh Kumar, R., Purushothaman, C. S., Sandeep, K. P., Pandey, P. K., Sreekanth, G. B. and Singh, N. P. 2014. Development of Lignocellulolytic microbial consortium for the production of organic manures from agricultural wastes. Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, 2: 324-328.

Books, book chapters

  • NP Singh, Manju Lekshmi N, Sunetra T, Sreekanth GB, Subramanian S and Passta MF. 2016. Goan Sea food Recipes. Broadway Publishers, Panjim, Goa, 102 pp.

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N, Singh NP and Ajey Patil. 2015. Fish assemblages of Grande Island, situated along southwest coast of India. In: Proceedings of International Conference on “Biodiversity and Evaluation-Perspectives and Paradigm shifts” from 2nd to 3rd December, 2015, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Kerala, India in association with Cochin University of Science and Technology, ISBN: 978-93-80095-70-7, pp. 122-126.

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N and Singh NP. 2015. Biodiversity assessment: improved methods and approaches.In: Proceedings of International Conference on “Biodiversity and Evaluation-Perspectives and Paradigm shifts” from 2nd to 3rd December, 2015, Sree Sankara College, Kalady, Kerala, India in association with Cochin University of Science and Technology, ISBN: 978-93-80095-70-7, pp. 1-4. ​

  • N. P. Singh, G. B. Sreekanth and N. M. Lekshmi. 2014. Integrating Fisheries into Coastal Agricultural System: Way Forward. In: Souvenir of the 10th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10th IFAF), 12th to 15th November, 2014 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

  • Ratheesh Kumar, R., Purushothaman, C. S.,  Shukla, S. P., Manju Lekshmi, N. and Sandeep, K. P., 2013. An assessment of present status of Powai Lake based on water quality and phytoplankton diversity. Proceedings of the international conference on urban lakes.

  • Ratheesh Kumar, R., Purushothaman, C. S. and Manju Lekshmi, N., 2012. Determination of pollution status of two lakes using algal indices. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.·

Others (Technical Bulletins/ Folders/ Training Manuals/ Course Materials etc.)

  • Manju Lekshmi N, Sreekanth GB and Singh NP. 2016. Low-cost cages for capture based aquaculture in coastal waters. ICAR-CCARI Extension Folder No 76.

  • Sreekanth GB, Manju Lekshmi N. and Narendra Pratap Singh (2015) Fisheries profile of Zuari estuary. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 3(2): 24-34.

  • Anjali P Thilakan, Manju Lekshmi N, Sreekanth GB and NP Singh (2015)  Application of Biofloc technology in aquaculture systems; a viewpoint.Aqua International, 23(3): 50-53.​

  • Sreekanth G. B., Manju Lekshmi N. and N. P. Singh, (2015) Catch Trends in Major Marine Fisheries Resources of Goa, Technical Bulletin No: 49, ICAR-ICAR Research Complex for Goa (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Ela, Old Goa-403 402, Goa, India.

  • S. Subramanian, Sreekanth G. B., Manjulekshmi N., Narendra Pratap Singh, Janhavi Kolwalkar, Tejaswini Patil, Pastta M. Fernandes (2014). Manual on The Use of Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ) forecast. Technical bulletin No. 40, ICAR Research Complex for Goa (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Old Goa – 403 402, Goa, India.

  • Manju Lekshmi N., Sreekanth G. B., Rohita Naik and N. P. Singh. 2014.Freshwater aquarium fabrication and management. ICAR RC for Goa Extension Folder No. 72.

  • Manju Lekshmi N., Sreekanth G. B. and N. P. Singh. 2014. Composite fish culture in ponds. ICAR RC for Goa Extension Folder No. 69.

  • Manju Lekshmi N., Subramanian S., Sreekanth G. B.,  Passta Maria Fernandes and N. P. Singh. 2014. Mussel culture for better livelihood. ICAR RC for Goa Extension Folder No. 68.

  • Sreekanth G. B., Subramanian S. Manju Lekshmi N., Passta Maria Fernandes and N. P. Singh. 2014. Potential Fishing Zone advisories- a tool for precision fishing. ICAR RC for Goa Extension Folder No. 70.

  • Sandeep, K. P., Shukla, S. P., Manju Lekshmi, N. 2014. Potential application of cyanobacterium-spirulina. Aqua International, 05/2014

  • Sreekanth G. B., Manju Lekshmi, N., N. P. Singh, 2014. Marine fisheries sector of Goa, Marine fisheries sector of Goa, Challenges and options- A critical analysis. Fishing Chimes, 34(1): 53-57.

  • Submitted An addendum to the biodiversity register of the Chemnad grama panchayath, Kasargod district in 2013

  • Ratheesh kumar, R., Sandeep, K. P., Manju Lekshmi, N. and Sreekanth, G. B., 2013. Organic aqua-farming: A gateway to sustainable aquaculture. Aquainternational, August, 2013, 25-28.