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"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Dr. N. Neethiselvan



Directorate of Fisheries Technology Training and Incubation - Post Harvest (DFTTI-PH)

Field of Specialization


i.Fishing Technology ii. Marine fishery resource assessment and management iii. Cephalopod taxonomy



Department of Fishing Technology and Fisheries Engineering, Fisheries College and Research Institute
Tamilnadu - 628008





+91 91-461 – 2340554

9489120885 , 9360557



Completed Projects


Title of the project


PI and Co-PI of the Project




Design fabrication and   popularization of squid jiggers in Tamil Nadu.



0.9 Lakh

Government  of Tamil Nadu(Part II scheme)


Assessment of impact of trawling in Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Trust Region

2010 to 2013


2.39 Lakh

Gulf of Mannar Biosphere trust ,Ramanathapuram


Establishment of Martine Engine and Sea safety Training Centre for the Fishermen of fishermen of Tamil Nadu

2012 to 2013


221 Lakhs



International :

  1. Neethiselvan ,N and  Venkataramani ,VK A New Species of  Cuttlefish , Sepia vecchioni  (Cephalopoda,Sepiidae) from Colachal Coast, South India. Journal of American  Science. 6(4) :12-21   

National :

  1. Manikandavelu.D.,Neethiselvan.N., 1990.  Growth and reproductive potential of Guppy Poeciliareticulata(Peters) in Modular system of fish production. Indian.J.Fish. Vol.37(4) 357 – 360
  2. Manikandavelu.D.,Neethiselvan.N., Jegatheesan.G., and Sudarsanam.K., 1992.  Use of fermented ensilage based diet in enhancing the growth of common carp (Cyprinus carpio var communis) Fishery Technology, Vol.29, 112-113
  3. Neethiselvan.N.,Jude.D., Sundaramoorthy.B. andGopalakrishnan.P 2000.  Optimization of mesh size of gillnets to capture Amblygaster sirm (Walbaum) in Thoothukkudi coastal waters, South east coast of India, Fishery Technology Vol. 37(2) : 73-76.
  1. Neethiselvan.N., and Venkataramani.V.K 2000.  Food and feeding habits of squids of Tuticorin coast, Southeast Coast of India Cheiron29 (5&6): 128-130.
  2. Neethiselvan.N.,2001 A New species of cuttlefish Sepia ramani sp.nov. from Tuticorin Bay, South east coast of India -  Indian  Journal of Marine sciences, Vol. 20: 81-86.
  3. Neethiselvan,N., Venkataramani,V.K. and Krishnadhas, B., 2001.  Reproductive biology of the siboga squid Doryteuthis sibogae(Adan) at Thoothukkudi (Tuticorin), southeast coast of India, Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, Vol.30(4):257-260.
  4. Neethiselvan, N., Indira Jasmine, G., Manikandavelu, D. and Venkataramani, V.K., 2001.  Use of fermented fish ensilage in the diets of Etroplus suratensis (Bloch), Fishery Technology, Vol. 38(1): 43-47.
  5. Neethiselvan,N., Venkataramani,V.K. and Ramanathan,N. 2001.  Breeding biology of the spineless cuttlefish Sepiella inermis (Orbigny) at Thoothukkudi waters, South East coast of India, Indian Journal of Fisheries, Vol. 49 (1): 97-101.
  6. Neethiselvan.N., Manikandavelu.D., Indra Jasmine.G., and Venkataramani.V.K.2002 Effect of protein sources on the growth, survival, feed conversion and protein utilization in fry of red Tilapia. Indian Journal of Fisheries 49 (3):
  7. Neethiselvan,N., Venkataramani,V.K. and Ramkumar,R.K. 2002.  Maturation and spawning of the Palk bay squid Sepioteuthisless oniana(Lesson) at Thoothukkudi waters, South East coast of India, Cheiron31(1&2):60-62
  8. Neethiselvan.N., and Venkataramani.V.K.2002 Sepia prabhari sp. nov. (Mollusca/Cephalopoda), a new species  of  Acanthosepion species complex from Tuticorin bay,   southeast coast of India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences.31(1):45-51
  9. Neethiselvan,N. Vaitheeswaran and  Jude,D., 2001.  Optimization of mesh size of gill nets to capture the lesser sardine, Sardinella gibbosa(Bleeker) along Thoothukkudi coast, South East coast of India, Fishery Technology. 38(2):84-86.


  1. Neethiselvan, N. and V. K. Venkataramani., 2002.  Population dynamics of Siboga squid, Doryteuthis sibogaeAdam in Thoothukkudi (Tuticorin) coast, South East coast of India, Indian Journal  of Marine  Sciences.Vol.31(3):213-217.
  2. Balasubramanian,A., E.Kathavarayan and Neethiselvan,N.,2001. Comparative fishing efficiency of Lobster traps. Fishery Technology 38(2):77-80.This article received the best paper award from the Society of Fishery Technologists (India) for the year 2001. 
  3. Jude, D., Neethiselvan, N., Gopalakrishnan P and  Sugumar.,G 2002.Gill net selectivity studies for fishing Frigate tuna, AuxisthazardLacepede (Perciformes/Scombridae) in  Thoothukkudiwaters, southeast coast of India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. Vol.31 (4) 329-333.
  4. Madavan,N. and Neethiselvan.N.  2002. Effective of Fish Aggregating devices in Freshwater Reservoir Fishery, Fishery Technology ,Vol.39(1): 11-14
  5. Jude, D., Neethiselvan, N., Gopalakrishnan P andSugumar.,G 2002.Standardization of  mesh size of gill nets for the commercial exploitation of Kawakawa,  Euthynnus  affinis (Cantor) in  Thoothukkudi coastal water. South coast of India,Fishery Technology Vol.39(2):107-113
  6. Neethiselvan,N. Indra Jasmine,G and Jeyasekaran,G. 2002. Latic acid fermentation of minced meat of Leiogathus, splendens (Cuvia, 1829) using different bacterial sources. Fishery Technology 39(2) 129-136.
  7. Jude, D., Neethiselvan, N., Gopalakrishnan, P. and Sugmar, G. 2002.  Determination of optimum mesh size to exploit the long tail Tuna, Thunnustonggol(Bleeker) using commercial catch data, Cheiron,31(5&6):119-124
  8. Neethiselvan.N. and Brucelee G. 2003 Analysis of Design Features of Fish Trawls and Shrimp Trawls of Thoothukkudi Coast. Fishery Technology. vol.40(1) pp: 18-23
  9. Neethiselvan.N, Manikandavelu.D, IndraJasmine.G, and Venkataramani.V.K. 2003 Effect  of protein sources on growth, survival, feed conversion and protein utilization in fry of red tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) Indian Journal, Fish., 49 (3): 299-304.
  1. Neethiselvan, N. and V. K. Venkataramani, 2003.  Population dynamics and stock assessment of Indian white squid Loligoduvauceli(Orbigny) in Thoothukkudi waters, Southeast coast of India, Cheiron,  32 (5&6) 115-119.
  2. Kathavarayan, E. and .N. Neethiselvan,2005, Discard  Pattern of Winter Migratory Bagnet of Sagar Island, West Bengal,J.Interacad.9(3):392-397.
  3. E. Kathavarayan, C.K. Mukherjee and N. Neethiselvan, 2006. Evaluation of the Effect on Seasonal Trawl Fishing Ban of Fish Catches along the Chennai Coast. Enviornment& Ecology 24S(1): 208-212
  4. Rani.V.,  Palanichamy and Neethiselvan.N. 2008 Mass production of Moina, Moina brachiate with micro algal species Chlorella vulgarias feed and preservation of its dormant cysts. Aquacult. Vol. 9 (2) : 239 – 243.
  5. Durai, N.Neethiselvan, B.Chrisolite and B.Sundaramoorthy. 2011 Longline   selectivity and       fishing pressure of Lethrinus elongates, off Thoothukudi  coast.      Tamilnadu Journal of Veterinary and Animal sciences, 7(3) 137-143.
  6. Sandeepkumar,Sundaramoorthy,B. and N.Neethiselvan and D.Sukumar.2013 Study on longline fishing of Epinephelesundulosus(Quoy and Gaimard ,1824) along Thoothukudi coast, South east coast of India journal of Experimental Zoology, India  vol.(17) No.1.
  7. Sundaramoorthy, B.Sandeep Kumar and Neethiselvan,N. 2013 Long line selectivity on Epinepheleusmalabaricus (Bloch and  Schneider,1801)Along Thoothukudi coast, South India Tamilnadu, J. Vetrinary & Animal Sciences  9(2):93-103,March-April 2013
  8. Kalaiarasan. M., N. Neethiselvan, B. Sundaramoorthy, S.A. Shanmugam, Xavier P.   Rayan and R. Velmurugan 2014 Studies on the Traditional trap Fishery of Keelakarai coast J. Exp. Zool. India. Vol. 17(1):265-271
  9. Manojkumar, N.Neethiselvan, A.Karthy and C.Beena Mol. 2015. Gillnet    selectivity on   the Yellow fin trevally (Caranxignobilis, Forsskal, 1775) along Thoothukudi Coast, Southeast coast of India has been accepted in thejournal of  Experimental    Zoology, Vo.No.18(1):29-37
  10. Ravikumar,T., N.Neethiselvan, B. Sundaramoorthy, and A.Balasubramaniam. 2015. Estimation of Gillnet    selectivity  and fishing pressure on   Sardinella fimbriata along Thoothukudi coast of India  journal of  Experimental    Zoology, Vo.No.18(1):399-403.


  1. Ravikumar,T.,P. Krishnan, Nagesh-Ram, R KirubaSankar, S Dam Roy, SK Zamir Ahmed & N Neethiselvan. Hodi a traditional craft of Nicobari tribes Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 1 (1): 2015, 161-168.
  2. Kalaiarasan, N. Neethiselvan, B. Sundaramoorthy, S.A. Shanmugam and Xavier. P. Rayan 2015. Modified Norwegian trap for marine ornamental and food fishes off South east coast of India. Fishery Technology. 52: 71-79.
  3. Ravikumar, T., N.Neethiselvan, R.Velmurugan, Manojkumar and B. Sundaramoorthy. 2015. Gill-net Selectivity and Fishing Pressure on Sardinella gibbosa (Bleeker, 1849) off Southeast Coast of India Fishery Technology. 52: 80-87.