Area of Research
  • Fish Gear Design
  • Selectivity of Fishing Gears
  • Design and development of Bycatch Reduction Devices
  • Application of Remote Sensing in Fisheries
  • B.F.Sc.
  • M.F.Sc. (Inland Aquaculture)
  • Ph.D. [Environmental Engineering]-  [Thesis: Characterization and Quantification of Trawl Bycatchalong Gujarat Coast, India]
Current projects
  • Investigations on Fish Behaviour and Responsible Fishing Systems [PI] – Institutional project
  • Green Fishing Systems for the Tropical Seas [Co-PI] – NASF
  • Studies on the Ecological Linkages between Plankton production and Acetes sp. abundance along Veraval coast, Gujarat [PI] - INCOIS
  • Demonstration of Bycatch Reduction and Juvenile Excluder devices along Sindhudurg Coast, Maharashtra [PI] – UNDP-GEF-GOI
Awards and recognitions
  • POGO-SCOR fellowship - 2011
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  •  V R Madhu, Leena Raphael, B.Meenakumari (2015) Influence of Codend Mesh Size on Bycatch Composition of Two Trawls Operated off Veraval, Gujarat, India, Fishery Technology 52(4) (2015): 228-236.
  • V. R. Madhu,      M. P. Remesan,   P. Pravin and M. R. Boopendranath (2015) Performance of Separator Trawl off Cochin, Southwest Coast of India, Fishery Technology 52 (2015) : 187 – 190
  • B. Usha, B. Meenakumari, S.K. Panda, V.R. Madhu, D.T. Vaghela, J.K. Jethva (2014) Impact of bottom trawling on the epifauna off Veraval coast, India, Indian Journal of Geo-marine Sciences Vol.43(2), February 2014, pp: 294-309
  • M.R. Boopendranath, P. Pravin, T.R. Gibin Kumar, S. Sabu, Madhu V.R. (2013) Investigations on Juvenile Fish Excluder Cum Shrimp Sorting Device (JFE-SSD),Springerplus, 2: 271-281
  • V.R. Madhu, B. Meenakumari, Satyen Kumar Panda (2011) Codend Mesh Selectivity of Uroteuthis (Photololigo)duvauceli (d’Orbigny, 1848) , Fishery Technology , Vol: 48(1)Pages: 33-40



All rights reserved © Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)