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

Dr. S.a. Shanmugam

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Tamilnadu Fisheries university
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Nagapattinam
Tamilnadu - 611003

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Dr.S.A. Shanmugam did his graduation in Fisheries science (B.F.Sc), Post graduation (M.F.Sc) in Post harvest technology and Doctorate in Microbiology.  He started his professional career as Assistant Professor in 1991 in the Department of Fish Processing Technology, Fisheries college and Research Institute, Tuticorin.  He was awarded ICAR Junior Research Fellowship for doing Post graduation in 1989.  He is handling U.G. and P.G. courses in post harvest technology.  He has more than 25 research publications in reputed journals for his research interest.  He has also published five training manuals and two teaching manuals.  He has been conferred with a “Young Scientist Award” in Asian Fisheries Forum during 1993 and the “Best Research Paper Award” in a national level seminar organized by this institute during 1999 for his research work in Post harvest technology. 

He was also awarded with FAO fellowship in 2001 for overseas training programme on Fish Canning in Clemson University, USA. He has also operated a BOBP funded scheme entitled “Designing and fabrication of insulation ice boxes for catamaran shrimp catch”, state government funded scheme entitled” Strengthening of Microbiology Unit of Department of Fish Processing Technology” and as co-investigator in one external funded projects (ICAR) entitled “Antibacterial activity of chitosan and its use in fish preservation”.  He has also handled state government sponsored project on “Establishment of ready to eat / cook restructured fishery product unit and technology transfer to fisher women Self Help Groups”. He has conducted several training programmes on various aspects such as hygienic fish handling practices, value added fish product preparation, microbial quality control etc. to the entrepreneurs, unemployed youth, quality control technologist, fish processing people etc. The scientist is serving as Sports Secretary since 1998 and developed ‘Gymnasium’, volley ball court, ‘basket ball court’, badminton court, shuttle court, foot ball court, etc. in Fisheries College and Research Institute.