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

Dr. S. Athithan

Designation

:

Professor and Head

Field of Specialization

:

Aquaculture

Address

:

Dept. of Fish Nutrition & Feed Technology, School of Aquaculture,
Fisheries College & Research Institute
Thoothukudi
Tamilnadu - 628008

Telephone

Mobile

:

:

+91 0461 - 2277424

09442288850

E-mail

:

athithan@tnfu.ac.in, sathithan1966@yahoo.com

Current Projects 

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No

Title of the Project

Year

PI & Co- PI

of the Project

Funds

(in Rs)

Funding Agency

1

Setting up of cage culture unit for Lobster Fattening in the open sea under Institution - Progressive farmer tie up method  

5 Years

2013 to 2018

Principal Investigator

6.35 lakhs

TNFU

Completed Projects 

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No

Title of the Project

Year

PI & Co- PI

of the Project

Funds

(in Rs)

Funding Agency

1

Establishment of Fish feed quality testing laboratory for the benefit of fish farmers of Tamil Nadu

2013 - 14

Co-Principal Investigator

101

lakhs

NADP

2

Establishment of recirculatory aquaculture systems at Maritech Research and Extension Centre, Tharuvaikulam

2012 - 13

Principal Investigator

20.67 lakhs

Part II

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

3

Environment friendly limited water exchange shrimp culture by biofloc technology

2011 - 12

Co-Principal Investigator

5.83

lakhs

Part II

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

4

Establishment of Cryopreservation unit at Fisheries College and Research Institute to enhance seed production of Indian major carps

2004 - 08

Co-Principal Investigator

15.50

lakhs

Part II

Govt. of Tamil Nadu

5

Utilization of goat manure and its shed washings in carp culture system

2003 - 05

Principal Investigator

0.75

lakhs

TANUVAS

6

Polyculture of brackishwater shrimp (Penaeus monodon) with carps in freshwater ponds

2002 - 05

Co-Principal Investigator

6.47

lakhs

       ICAR,

New Delhi

7

Establishment of fish fodder – livestock farm at FC&RI., Thoothukudi

2001 - 04

Co-Principal Investigator

16.79

lakhs

SLUB, SPC

8

Effect of livestock manure on the production of carp in hardwater fish culture ponds

2000 – 02

Principal Investigator

0.75

lakhs

TANUVAS

9

Effect of different stocking ratios on production of tiger shrimp and carps in hardwater fish culture ponds

2000 - 02

Principal    Investigator

1.50

lakhs

TANUVAS

10

Polyculture of tiger shrimp and carps

1997 – 99

Principal    Investigator

2

lakhs

TANUVAS

Research Publications

  1. S.Athithan and V.Ramadhas (1998). Variations in major nutrients contents of mangrove leaves during decomposition in sewage polluted water. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 68 (2) : 200 - 202.
  2. S.Athithan and V.Ramadhas (1998). Chances in caloricity and protein content of decomposed mangrove leaves in freshwater conditions. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 68 (10) : 1100 - 1101.
  3. S.Athithan, T.Francis, N.Ramanathan and V.Ramadhas (2001). Cattle urine as a           befitting source of nutrients for carp production. Indian J. Fisheries, 48 (2) : 231 – 235 .
  4. S.Athithan, T.Francis, N.Ramanathan and V.Ramadhas (2001). A Note on monoculture           of tiger shrimp  in hardwater seasonal ponds, NAGA The ICLARM Quarterly, 48 (3 & 4) : 14 & 15 .
  5. S.Athithan, N.Ramanathan, V.Ramadhas, T.Francis R.K.Ramkumar (2007). Chemical speciation of carbon in integrated fish/pig farming system, Tamil Nadu Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 3 (4) : 188 – 194.
  6. S.Athithan, N.Ramanathan V.Ramadhas (2007). Chemical speciation of nitrogen in integrated fish / pig farming systems, Indian Journal of Fisheries, (2) : 171 – 178.
  7. S.Athithan, N.Ramanathan V.Ramadhas. (2009). Chemical of speciation of sedimentary nitrogen  and phosphorous in integrated fish / pig farming systems, Indian Journal of Fisheries, 56 (2) : 107 – 114.
  8. S.Athithan and G.Sanjeeviraj, (2009) Growth performance of carps in hardwater mini reservoir, Indian Journal of Fisheries, 56 (1) : 69 – 71. 
  9. S.Athithan (2014). Growth performance of a Seaweed, Kappaphycus alvarezii underlined earthen pond condition in Tharuvaikulam of Thoothukudi coast, South East of India. Research Journal of Animal, Veterinary & Fishery Sciences, 2 (1) : 6 – 10.
  10. S.Athithan and Gopalakannan.A (2015). Growth assessment of spiny lobster (Panulirus homarus) under open sea cage culture in Tharuvaikulam of Tamil Nadu coast, South India, The Bioscan, 10 (4) : 1655 – 1658.

Honours and Awards (Including patents)

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Name of the Award / Honour

Awarding

body

Purpose of award

Nature of award

1

Distinguished Scientist Award

Venus International Foundation,

Chennai

(03.12.2016)

To Recognize Teaching & Research Contribution

in the Field of Fish Nutrition

To give Recognition to Academicians, Researchers, Scientists, Faculties Working in Different Colleges, Universities & Organizations Across the India & World

2

Best Professor Award

Pearl Foundation, Madurai

(10.12.2016)

To Recognize Teaching  Research & Extension  Contribution

in the Field of Coastal Aquaculture

To give Recognition to Academicians, Researchers, Scientists, Faculties Working in Different Colleges, Universities & Organizations Across the India & World

3

Best Researcher Award

Education Expo TV’s - Company Rating System

and

Academic Brilliance Award)

(12.02.2017)

To Recognize Research Contribution

in the Field of Fisheries

To give Recognition to Academicians, Researchers, Scientists, Faculties Working in Different Colleges, Universities & Organizations Across the India & World