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

Directorate of Research

The Directorate of Research is coordinating and monitoring the research activities of the faculty of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Nagapattinam. The Directorate has linkages with the State and Central Fisheries Research Institutes for the exchange of research innovations in fisheries. Further, the overall research of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University has been reviewed periodically and necessary guidelines issued. The Director of Research is administering the research activities of the faculty of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University. The Directorate is also coordinating with the Central and State Fisheries Institutions for various fisheries programmes. In order to assist in the administration of ministerial works of the Directorate, the requirement of the office staff is justified.


  • To coordinate the research activities of the faculty of Tamil Nadu Fisheries University.
  • To collaborate and cooperate with Tamil Nadu State Fisheries Department, Tamil Nadu State Fisheries Development Corporation, etc.
  • To disseminate the salient research findings through the mass media, audio visual aids, etc., for the benefits of the farming community.
  • To facilitate in the formulation of new research project proposals for Govt. of India, Govt. of Tamil Nadu and other external funding Agencies

Priority Areas of Research

  • Cage culture of fishes in open water bodies
  • Biofloc technology in fish farming
  • Culture of L. Vannamei in freshwater
  • Nutritional requirement studies in fish and shellfish
Coastal Aquaculture
  • Broodstock rearing and seed production of mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus) and pompano (Tranchinotus)
  • Seaweed cultivation in lined pond
  • Better Management Practices and Biosecurity in shrimp farming
Fish Health Management
Fish Health Management
  • Investigations on emerging fish and shellfish diseases in Tamil Nadu
  • Development of vaccines, herbal ingredients with nutraceutical and immunostimulant formulations for the control of fish and shellfish diseases
Fisheries Resource Management
Fisheries Resource Management
  • Biodiversity and stock assessment and management of threatened and commercially important fish and shellfish
  • Reproductive endocrinology of various fish and shellfish
  • Development of technology for the farming of Indian spiny loach, Lepidocephalus thermalis along with Indian major carps
Aquatic Environment
Aquatic Environment  
  • Development of biofuel technology using fish wastes and marine algae
  • Bioremediation of effluents from aquaculture systems and fish processing plants
  • Assessment of pollution and productivity studies in Gulf of Mannar
Fisheries Biotechnology
Fisheries Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology in fisheries
  • Development of genetic markers for the authentication of fish products
  • Development of marine nutraceuticals
  • DNA barcoding of commercially important marine finishes and balitorid loaches
  • Artificial Fish bait development
  • Design improvement of Long line fishing gears
Post Harvest
Post Harvest
  • Non-thermal processing of seafood
  • Encapsulation of Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil
  • Value added products from freshwater fishes
  • Assessment of microbial risks and chemical residues in fish and shellfish Development of peptides from fish processing wastes as dietary supplement
  • ICT for improving the know-how and information seeking behaviour of fisherfolk
  • Production economics of aquaculture, capture fisheries and fishery products Gender studies and empowerment

Staff Members

Dr. G. Jeyasekaran

Director of Research i/c dr@tnjfu.ac.in

Mr. M. Vasantharajan

Technical Officer to4drtnjfu@gmail.com

Mrs. S. Tamilazharsi

Assistant vsvtamil@gmail.com

Mrs. M. Sharmila

Typist pms.kkl@gmail.com

Mrs. S. Selvarani

Typist baskaranselvi73@gmail.com

Mr. M. Balachandran

Office Assistant cbala075@gmail.com