ICAR sponsored Winter School on Recent development in taxonomic techniques of marine fishes for conservation and sustainable fisheries management: Training Manual

Nair, Rekha J and Mahesh, V and Ratheesh Kumar, R and Sangeetha, A T and Vishnupriya, K M (2022) ICAR sponsored Winter School on Recent development in taxonomic techniques of marine fishes for conservation and sustainable fisheries management: Training Manual. Manual. ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    Ocean drives global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind and hence is one of the most important resources to be studied in the century. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Marine protected areas need to be earmarked and effectively managed, and regulations need to be put in place to reduce overfishing, With the Covid-19 not dying down ocean conservation and action should not come to a halt while we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Fishing the world ocean will change the biological diversity of its ecosystems substantially; studies to determine the effects of fishing on marine biodiversity requires a variety of data, the most important among them being the correct taxonomic identification of organisms. Since the information and identification of all organisms in an ecosystem is physically impossible, target taxonomic groups are only studied and this all the more increases the importance of the taxonomic study. Understanding of evolutionary relationships will advance with the use of modern methods. This may require training new experts in the systematics of the group in question, or enticing existing experts to publish reviews of the group. Records of species occurrences from existing databases and literature must be assessed carefully for reliability. If reliability of existing records cannot be evaluated, then caution is advisable when ascribing importance to the records. The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) established by the Government of India on February 3rd 1947 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India emerged as a leading tropical marine fisheries research institute in the world. This year the Institute completes its glorious 75 years along with the country when it celebrates Azadi ki Amrit Mahostav. During the first half of the seven decades of its existence, the CMFRI devoted its research attention towards the estimation of marine fisheries landings and effort, taxonomy of marine organisms and the bio-economic characteristics of the exploited stocks of finfish and shellfish and developing and promoting mariculture systems for sustainable growth of marine fish production in the Indian EEZ. With over 221 new species are being described by the Scientists of Institute, it is only apt that a training of this capacity is being organised by the Institute to commemorate its 75th year of research expertise in the area of tropical marine fisheries. The Course Manual released on this occasion covers important aspects of taxonomy, marine fisheries, nomenclature rules, taxonomy of several fish groups including clupeids, myctophids, balistids, eels, billfishes, besides deep sea crustaceans, cephalopods, mammals in addition to analytical methods, trade rules prepared by experts in their respective fields. I congratulate the Course Director, Dr. Rekha J Nair, Principal Scientist and her team Shri Dr. Ratheesh Kumar R, Scientist, Dr. V. Mahesh, Scientist, Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist, Course Co-Directors and Team Winter School for their efforts in bringing out the Manual on time and to arrange the programme in a befitting manner

    Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: taxonomy
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Fish Taxonomy
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Taxonomy
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 11:11
    Last Modified: 19 Feb 2022 05:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/15672

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