Riverine and Estuarine Fisheries Division
This division stationed at Barrackpore, presently works on the Hooghly-Maltah and Narmada Estuarine systems. biotic and abiotic features of estuarine tributaries and mangroves of Sunderban region are also being studied. Research on biology and migratory behaviour of hilsa is being conducted. It is also undertaking study on genetic characteristics of hilsa from different stretches to know its population structure.
Ongoing Projects
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/11 Temporal assessment of estuarine fisheries resources for sustainable management (Hooghly-Matla, Rushikulya, Mandovi-Zuari, Netravathi-Gurupur and Vembanad Lake)
PI: Dr. S. Samanta
Sub Project no. Sub Project title PI Co-PI Technical Staff
1 Temporal assessment of Hooghly-Matla estuarine fisheries resources for sustainable management strategies Dr. Dibakar Bhakta S. Samanta, R. K. Manna, Sangeetha M. Nair, Arun Pandit (w.e.f. 01.04.22), Chayna Jana (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
2 Assessment of ecohydrological dynamics in relation to fish fauna and their recruitment towards development of sustainable management strategies in Rushikulya Estuary Dr. S. K. Das Roshith C. M, Lohith Kumar, P. Gogoi (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
3 Temporal assessment of the Mandovi-Zuari estuarine fishery resources for sustainable Management Dr.S. P. Kamble W. A. Meetei (upto 31.03.22), Vaisakh G., Lohith Kumar (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
4 Temporal assessment of Netravati-Gurupur estuarine fishery resources for sustainable management Dr.Feroz Khan Sibina Mol, Ajoy Saha (01.04.2021 to 31.03.22), Sonalika Sahoo (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
5 Temporal assessment of Vembanand estuarine fisheries resources for sustainable management Dr.T. T. Paul Deepa Sudheesan
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/12 Assessment of ecological impacts of dams and barrages in selected rivers with special references to fisheries)
PI:Dr. A.K. Sahoo
Co-PI: S. K. Das, Raju Baitha, Mitesh Ramteke (upto 31.03.2021), Sangeetha M Nair (w.e.f. 01.04.2021)
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/13 Estimation of fish landings and catch structure in the rivers Mahanadi, Krishna, Tapti, Barak and Kosi
PI:Dr. B.K. Das (w.e.f. 01.04.22),Rosith CM (01.04.20- 31.03.22)

Co-PI: Chayna Jana (upto 31.03.22), Lohith Kumar, Raju Baitha, Arun Pandit, Cancyal Johnson (upto 31.03.22), Mitesh Ramteke (w.e.f. 01.09.2021), Niti Sharma (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/15 Eco-variability and impact study of river Yamuna on river Ganga with special emphasis on fisheries
PI: D.N. Jha

Co-PI:A. Alam, J. Kumar, V.R. Thakur, Monika Gupta (upto 08.10.21)
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/16 Assessment of environment variability, nutrient fluxes and biotic community interactions of a few mangrove stands of Indian mangrove eco-region
PI: Dr. B.K. Das (w.e.f. 01.04.22), Dr. S. Dam Roy (01.04.20- 31.03.22)

Co-PI: Rosith,C.M, Lohith Kumar, T Nirupada Chanu (upto 31.03.22), H. Chowdhury (upto 31.03.2021). Ajoy Saha (w.e.f. 01.04.22), P.J. Majhi (w.e.f. 01.04.22)
Project Code: Project REF/20-23/14 Exploration and assessment of fisheries in protected inland water bodies
PI: Dr. R. K. Manna
Sub Project no. Sub Project title PI Co-PI Technical Staff
1 Aquatic biodiversity assessment and priority fish habitat identification in protected and less-explored inland water bodies (Bhitarkanika National park, Jaldapara National park, Panna National Park, major waterfalls region of Chhota Nagpur plateau) Dr.R K Manna Dibakar Bhakta, Sangeetha M. Nair, D.N. Jha, A. Alam, J. Kumar
2 Assessment of fish diversity and identification of priority habitat in protected and less-explored wetlands and reservoirs of different eco-regions Dr.Suman Kumari Sajina A.M., B.K. Bhattacharjya, N. S. Singh (upto 30.04.22), Simanku Bora, D.N. Jha, A. Alam, J. Kumar