Dr. Madhu V R
Principal Scientist, CIFT


Dr. Madhu V R is a principal scientist at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin and working on aspects related to responsible fishing operations along the Indian coast. He works on designing responsible fishing gears and bycatch reduction devices for trawl nets. He is also interested in the use of satellite data to make decisions for sustainable fishing along the Indian coast and has been involved in projects with Dept. of Space and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India for validating potential fishing zones, which provides advisories for fishers regarding availability of fish catches. Studying the ecological indicators that can be derived using satellite data and using them for marine fisheries planning is another area of interest and he is associating with agencies in India for developing indicators that can help in such interventions. His other research interest includes studying fish behaviour in relation to fishing gear, to design and develop fishing gears for conservation.