Dr Mohamed took his master’s in marine biology in 1981 and PhD in crustacean physiology in 1990. He served in the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) from 1986 to 2020 working on molluscan fisheries and mariculture. He was the head of the division of molluscan fisheries in CMFRI for fifteen years. He has contributed to the understanding of Indian cephalopod biology and population dynamics. In mollusc mariculture, he has contributed to the growth of commercial bivalve mariculture in the country.
His interests are in marine ecological modelling particularly its application to fisheries management. He was the leader of a team of researchers from CMFRI working on trophic modelling of Indian marine ecosystems and has modelled the Arabian Sea ecosystem off Karnataka and Kerala State, the northwest coast ecosystem, and the Gulf of Mannar ecosystem. He has executed EIA consultancies for agencies such as ADB and GIZ. He has published more than 300 research articles in international and national journals.
Dr K. Sunil MOHAMED
Retired Principal Scientist &
Head, Molluscan Fisheries Division
Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI)
Chair, Sustainable Seafood Network of India (SSNI)
Kochi Kerala State, INDIA
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