The firm is headed by Jaideep Kumar, a post graduate in Mariculture from the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Cochin. Prior to initiating this venture, he had served in the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, the R & D arm of the Marine Products Export Development Authority for over 7 years initially as a coordinator for all RGCA programmes and subsequently as the Dy. Project Director and Project Director In-charge. He has also served in the Aquaculture sector in India in various capacities and had been a leading Aquaculture production consultant in Andhra Pradesh for close to a decade. He has authored (co-authored) several scientific publications, popular articles, edited books and publications. He had also been the editor of the popular RGCA Newsletter during his stint with RGCA.
P.E. Cheran, another spearhead of this Group is a Doctor in Philosophy from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai. For close to three decades, Dr. Cheran has served in various capacities in the Aquaculture sector in India and is presently a consultant to a few corporate companies where he is involved in product testing, training technical manpower, conducting farmer meetings etc., for them. He has also presented guest lectures and conducted special sessions on Shrimp Aquaculture for KUFOS, Cochin, Coimbatore Agriculture University; MANAGE, Hyderabad; CIBA, Chennai; and CIFE, Mumbai. He has won the Best Technical Service Provider Award 2015 honoured by the Aqua International Magazine, Hyderabad and the Bharat Gaurav Award 2016 by International Business Council, New Delhi for his services to the shrimp farmers.
Edwin Joseph, another key member of this group is a former Officer-in-Charge of Library and Documentation Centre, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi. He was responsible for the development of a modern State-of-the-Art Library and an Open Access Institutional Repository, eprints@cmfri for the publications of CMFRI, which has now become the model that several other libraries in the country have replicated. Awarded the first J.V.H. Dixitulu National Award for outstanding work on Fisheries communication during 2011, nominated by FAO as a resource person for the training workshop for online journal system conducted at Bangkok, during 2013, and invited by UNESCO as a resource person for the seminar on Open Access for scientific information at New Delhi during 2011, Mr. Edwin was the Editor for CMFRI newsletter from 2010-2014, Sub – Editor of Indian Journal of Fisheries from 2007-2013, the Sub – Editor of Marine Fisheries Information Service from 2007-2013 and Associate Editor of Seaweed Research and Utilization Journal from 1995 till date.
Ms. Supraba V., a Mariculturist by profession, passed out from CMFRI (Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute) in 1991. After a brief stint at Aquastride and MPEDA (Marine Products Export Development Authority), she served in TASPARC (The Andhra Pradesh Shrimp Seed Production and Research Centre) for a span of 13 years and was mainly attached to Algal division. Ms. Supraba subsequently worked as a Research Associate in the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Mangalore in projects on National Innovations in Climate Resilient Agriculture and for a project of the Mangalore Refineries. She has currently submitted her doctoral thesis and is awaiting awarding of her PhD degree. At Aquaculture Outlook, Ms. Supraba holds charge for the collection and compilation of Articles for the magazine Aquaculture Spectrum.
P. S. Krishna
R. Kamal Raj
The other core members of this group are Mr. P.P. Sutheendran, Mr. L. Sivaramakrishna, Mr. J. Singaravelan, Mr. P. S. Krishna, and Mr. R. Kamal Raj, all associated with the Aquaculture sector for several years.
The Advisory Committee for the magazine comprises of legends and stalwarts of the Aquaculture Industry in the country. Dr. E.G. Silas, former Director CMFRI and former Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agriculture University heads the committee that includes Dr. T. C. Santiago (Retd. Principal Scientist CIBA), Dr. Y.C. Thampi Sam Raj (former Project Director, RGCA), Dr. V.K. Dey (Senior consultant, Bay Harvest International), Dr. V.S. Chandrashekaran (Retd. Principal Scientist CIBA), Dr. R. Kirubagaran (Group Head, Marine Biotechnology Division, NIOT), Dr. P.E. Vijay Anand (Director, India – Feed/Meal Program, USSEC), Dr. Haribabu (Principal, College of Fisheries Science, Muthukur), Mr. D. Ramraj (MD, Padmanabha Labs and Hibreeds Aquatics), Mr. Madhusudhan Reddy (Director, Bay Fry Aquatics), Mr. Ravikumar Yellanki (Managing Director, Vaisakhi Bio-Marine (P) Ltd., Vaisakhi Bio-resources (P) Ltd.,), Mr. Apuchand Eluri (Leading Aquaculture consultant) and Mr. C. M. Muralidheeran (Fisheries project consultant to FAO and other development agencies).