Selected Research Papers & Reports

Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Dineshbabu, A P and Purushottama, G B and Thomas, Sujitha and Sasikumar, Geetha andRohit, Prathibha and Vivekanandan, E and Zacharia, P U (2013) Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs’) of Indian Marine Fishermen with reference to Climate Change. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. The local fisher communities over centuries, have developed and implemented extensive mitigation and adaptation strategies that have enabled them reduce their vulnerability to past climate variability and change. However, the fact that this rich treasure house of indigenous wisdom which serves as a complement to modern scientific methods of adapting and mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change in fisheries has been largely ignored or rather receded into the mists of antiquity. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9455/

Shyam.S.Salim*, V.Kripa, P.U.Zachariah, Anjana Mohan, T.V.Ambrose and Manju Rani ,(2014),Vulnerability assessment of coastal fisher households in Kerala: A climate change perspective, Indian.J.Fisheries (in Press) Climate change has multidimensional impacts on environment, fishery, social, economic and development drivers. The vulnerability of 318 fisher households based on  primary stakeholders in  Alappuzha district was assessed using PARS methodology - Parameter, Attribute, Resilient Indicator and Score based on  ranking of the different impacts as perceived by the fishers on the different parameters.  The vulnerability indices based on. perception revealed that fishery was most impacted . The study indicates that long term effects of climate change aren’t realized/perceived impacted much. Fishers were more prone to fishing days and suggest the stakeholder’s proactive involvement in Adaptation and Mitigation planning. http://cmfri.org.in/indian-journal-fisheries.html

 

Sathianandan, T V and Mohamed, K S and Vivekanandan, E (2012) Species diversity in fished taxa along the southeast coast of India and the effect of the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Marine Biodiversity, 42 (3). pp. 179-187. Based on geographic features, the Tamil Nadu coast along the southeast coast of India can be divided into three systems, namely the Coromandel Coast, Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar. Nonmetric multi-dimensional scaling (MDS) ordinations displayed differences in species composition among the three regions and also some change in the years after the Tsunami.It was confirmed by analysis of similarities (ANOSIM) tests, with the clearest and strongest effects seen on the Coromandel Coast. It is inferred that the Sri Lankan land mass on the eastern side of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay may have offered these regions a degree of protection from the Tsunami waves. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8965/

 

Narayanakumar, R and Krishnan, M (2013) Socio-economic assessment of seaweed farmers in Tamil Nadu - A case study in Ramanathapuram District. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 51-57. Fishing and seaweed farming are the most important occupations in Ramanathapuram district. Significant structural changes have taken place in the socio-economic status of many fishermen who have taken up seaweed farming over the last 10 years. In Ramanathapuram, seaweed farming is estimated to provide employment to the tune of 7,65,000 man days per annum based on the District’s plan. The gains, hitherto realised through the SHG model of seaweed farming, should be consolidated with consistent institutional and financial support to the seaweed farmers. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9814/

Geetha, R and Divipala, Indira and Vinod, K and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Manivasagam, M and Zacharia, P U (2013)Coastal vulnerability to climate change: A pilot study in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (217). pp. 42-45. The impact of natural disasters like floods, cyclones and rising sea levels are evident in many coastal pockets of Tamil Nadu. A preliminary survey of the coastal districts in the state revealed that Cuddalore district has been the worst affected of all districts in the recent past, with the impact of tsunami in 2004, cyclone Thane in 2011 and cyclone Neelam in 2012, creating a detrimental impact on coastal communities and their activities, particularly fishing. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9634/

Krishnakumar, P K and Mohamed, K S and Asokan, P K and Sathianandan, T V and Zacharia, P U and Abdurahiman, K Pand Shettigar, Veena and Durgekar, N Raveendra (2008) How environmental parameters influenced fluctuations in oil sardine and mackerel fishery during 1926-2005 along the south-west coast of India? Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser., 198 . pp. 1-5. The south-west coast of India is one of the major upwelling systems of the world (Malabar upwelling zone) and contributes to nearly 30-50% of the total marine fish catch from India. Generally, the coastal upwelling ecosystems are colonized by planktivorous small pelagic fishes such as anchovies, sardines and these fish populations are characterized by significant inter-annual fluctuations in their abundance. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3750/

References (Journal Articles)

  • Shyam . S. Salim, V. Kripa , P.U. Zachariah, Nivedita Shridhar and T. V.  Ambrose,2014, Climate change Awareness, preparedness, adaptation and mitigation strategies :Fisherfolks perception in coastal Kerala, Journal of applied fisheries and aquaculture (in Press)
  • Shyam.S.Salim*, V.Kripa, P.U.Zachariah, Anjana Mohan, T.V.Ambrose and Manju Rani ,(2014),Vulnerability assessment of coastal fisher households in Kerala: A climate change perspective, Indian.J.Fisheries (in Press)
  • Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Rao, M V Hanumantha and Satish Kumar, M and Uma Mahesh, V and Muktha, M and Zacharia, P U (2014) Carbon footprint of marine fisheries: life cycle analysis from Visakhapatnam. Current Science, 107 (3). pp. 515-521. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/10166/
  • Geetha, R and Divipala, Indira and Vinod, K and Kizhakudan, Shoba Joe and Manivasagam, M and Zacharia, P U (2013)Coastal vulnerability to climate change: A pilot study in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (217). pp. 42-45. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9634/
  • Krishnakumar, P K and Mohamed, K S and Asokan, P K and Sathianandan, T V and Zacharia, P U and Abdurahiman, K Pand Shettigar, Veena and Durgekar, N Raveendra (2008) How environmental parameters influenced fluctuations in oil sardine and mackerel fishery during 1926-2005 along the south-west coast of India? Marine Fisheries Information Service T&E Ser., 198 . pp. 1-5. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/3750/
  • Sathianandan, T V and Mohamed, K S and Vivekanandan, E (2012) Species diversity in fished taxa along the southeast coast of India and the effect of the Asian Tsunami of 2004. Marine Biodiversity, 42 (3). pp. 179-187. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8965/
  • Vase, Vinay Kumar and Rajesh, K M and SampathKumar, G and Rohit, Prathibha (2014) Sea erosion impact at Yermal, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (219). p. 27. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/10131/
  • Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Dineshbabu, A P and Purushottama, G B and Thomas, Sujitha and Sasikumar, Geetha andRohit, Prathibha and Vivekanandan, E and Zacharia, P U (2013) Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs’) of Indian Marine Fishermen with reference to Climate Change. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9455/
  • Krishnakumar, P K and Rohit, Prathibha and Nayak, T H and Rajagopalan, M (2006) Assessing the impacts of climate change on marine fisheries of Karnataka and identifying regime shifts. In: Proceedings of the International symposium on "Improved sustainability of fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilization", 16-18 March, 2005, Cochin, http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/7790/
  • George, Grinson and Gopalakrishnan, A (2013) Status of Marine Fisheries Research in India –capture trends, coastal vulnerability issues and sustainable production plans. In: Pearl - Platinum Jubilee Souvenir Biju Kumar, A,(ed.)Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 33-38 http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/10037/
  • Swathi Lekshmi, P S (2012) Preparing fisher folk for Climate Change: Communication Strategies. In: Summer School on Gender Mainstreaming for Resilient Agriculture, 18.07.2012 - 07.08.2012, Bhubaneswar. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in­/9163/1/Swathilakshmi_Summer_School_Compendium.pdf
  • Narayanakumar, R and Krishnan, M (2013) Socio-economic assessment of seaweed farmers in Tamil Nadu - A case study in Ramanathapuram District. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60 (4). pp. 51-57. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9814/
  • Immanuel, Sheela and Narayanakumar, R and Ayyappan, S (2008) Sustainable alternate livelihood avocations for coastal women in India. Agricultural Situation in India, 65 (2). pp. 83-88. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/2485/
  • Sathiadhas, R and Narayanakumar, R and Najmudeen, T M and Jayan, K N and Antony Joseph, M and Alagarswami, Kand Rajan, Jeny (2006) Impact of environmental threats on marine fishery resources of coastal Kerala: an economic assessment. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Improved sustainability of fish production systems and appropriate technologies for utilisation, 16-18 March 2005, Kochi. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5677/

References (Technical Reports)

  • Frusher, S and Rao, G Syda and Haward, M and Hobday, A and Halbrook, N and Jennings, S and Vivekanandan, E and Menon, M and Nursey-Bray, M and Pecl, G and Radhakrishnan, E and Ramachandran, C and Shyam, S Salim and Sathianandan, T V (2013) Preparing for climate change on marine systems in Australia and India. Technical Report. Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Australia.tralia., Australia. http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/9657/
  • Rao, G Syda and Shyam, S Salim (2013) Preparing for climate change in marine system of Australia and India. Project Report. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11160-013-9325-7