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Extension information & statistics / Principal scientist

Dr. Nikita Gopal 9447091328 nikiajith@gmail.com

 
Area of Research
  • Fisheries Economics

  • Gender in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Traditional Knowledge in fisheries
Education
  • M. Sc (Ag.)
  • PhD
Current projects
  • Modelling studies for estimation of revenue based capacity and valuation of selected fishing systems and fish supply chain analysis
  • Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITKs) in Marine fishing sector of Kerala: Documentation and Analysis (PI) (project funded by ESSO-INCOIS, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
  • Assessment of role and impact of fisheries co-operatives in enhancing the livelihood and resource management capabilities of fisher folk in India (PI) (Project funded by NABARD, Mumbai)
Awards and recognitions
  • Asian Fisheries Society Merit Award for work in Gender in Fisheries; 30thApril, 2013 during the inaugural function of the 10th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum,Yeosu in South Korea.
  • Leela Edwin, Mohammad Ashraf, Nikita Gopal, Saly N Thomas, B. Meenakumari, Sreeja A, and Ajith Peter; The 4th National Award for Technology Innovation  (Runner up) of Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals (DCPC), Ministry of fertilizers and Chemicals, July 17, 2014, New Delhi.
  • Sruthi P., LiyaJayalal and Nikita Gopal , Gender Roles in Fisheries along the Vembanad Estuarine System (BEST POSTER AWARD), 5th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries (GAF5) held as part of the 10th Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum, Lucknow, 12-15 November 2014, 2014, Asian Fisheries Society- Indian Branch, ICAR-NBFGR, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific and Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia 
  • LiyaJayalal, Sruthi P. and Nikita Gopal , Workspaces of Women in the Ornamental Fish Value Chain in Kerala (BEST POSTER AWARD), 5th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries (GAF5) held as part of the 10th Indian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum, Lucknow, 12-15 November 2014, Asian Fisheries Society- Indian Branch, ICAR-NBFGR, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) and Asian Fisheries Society (AFS), Malaysia
  • Best Poster Award for the best poster presentation in the 5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA5) held during 25-28 November, 2015 at Kochi, Kerala. The paper was on ‘Comparative assessment of conventional and cage culture fish farming in Ernakulam district, Kerala, India’ authored by P. Jeyanthi, V. Chandrasekar and Nikita Gopal
  • RajbhashaPrathibhaPuraskar- during the Chetana Maas (Official Language Month) observed at CIFT during August -September 2002 2002 ICAR-CIFT, Cochin 
  • RajbhashaPrathibhaPuraskar - during the Chetana Maas (Official Language Month) observed at CIFT during August -September 2010 2010 ICAR-CIFT, Cochin
  • Member, Expert Committee on the Indo-Thai Free Trade Agreement 2007 Government of Kerala
  • Co-opted Member, Task Force on Fish Processing & Marketing, Fisheries Master Plan  2008 Government of Kerala 
  • Co-opted Member, Committee set up by Govt. of Kerala to study the impact of the AIFTA on the Fisheries sector  2009 Government of Kerala 
  • Member of the Sub-Committee on Faculty of Management 2011 Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Panangad, Kerala 
  • Member, Committee to scrutinize the proposal of starting MBA course at KUFOS 2011 KUFOS
  • Assistant editor,  Fishery Technology 2007-09 Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin
  • Assistant Editor, Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue, Vol. 25S 2012 Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia 
  • Chief Editor, Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue, Vol. 27S 2014 Asian Fisheries Society, Malaysia 
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  • Nikita Gopal, P. Jeyanthi and V. Chandrasekar, 2014Production and marketing of the black clam (Villoritacyprinoides) in Perumbalam Island, Alappuzha District, Kerala, Indian Journal of Fisheries 61(4) : 84-89, 2014 88
  • Nikita Gopal, P. Jeyanthi, V. Geethalakshmi and G.R.Unnithan, 2009, Indian Finfish Exports - An Analysis of Export Performance and Revealed Comparative Advantage, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 291-300
  • Nikita GopalandLeela Edwin, 2013, Technology Evaluation Model for Rural Innovations – Case Study of Rubberwood Fishing Craft for the Small-scale Fisheries Sector Fishery Technology 50, No. 4, pp. 331 - 340 F019/ 4.87NikNikita Gopal, Sreevalsan J. Menon and Annamalai, V., 2000, Technology induced productivity in fisheries, Fishery Technology, Vol 37, No. 1, pp. 63-38
  • Nikita Gopal and Annamalai, V., 2001, Fish consumption profile of Cochin households, Fishery Technology, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 62-65
  • Nikita Gopal, V. Annamalai, M.P.Ramesan and Prem Kumar, Marketing efficiency of fresh fish trade in Cochin and Veraval, Fishery Technology, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 129-132
 


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