Professor Indar W. Ramnarine

Professor of Fisheries Aquaculture
Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology

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Prof. Indar Ramnarine
Contact Information

Department of Life Sciences/Dean's Office
The University of The West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Dean’s Office, Faculty of Science & Technology, C2 Building

Tel: UWI ext. 84484
Fax: 1(868) 663-8427
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  • B.Sc. (Agric) Upper Second Class Honours, U.W.I. (1980)
  • M.Sc. (Fisheries Biology and Management) University of Wales (1985)
  • Ph.D. (Zoology; in the field of fish biology and aquaculture) U.W.I. (1992)
  • M.B.A.  Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School) – specializing in Human Resource Management (2001)
Areas of Expertise/Research Interests:
  • Aquaculture development and sustainability
  • Fish biology
  • Fisheries management issues and sustainability
  • Environmental issues
  • Fish and crustacean biodiversity
  • Fish behaviour
Current Graduate Students:
  • Zaheer Hosein (M.Phil) The trawl fishery of  Trinidad
  • Lorraine Daniel (M. Phil) Benthic ecology of sea grass beds (with Dr. Judith Gobin)
Current Research Projects:
  • Embryology, larval development, larviculture, nutritional requirements, and production technology of indigenous species of fish and shellfish with aquacultural potential
  • Intensification of the culture of tilapia and cascadu
  • Urban aquaculture and aquaponics
  • Environmental issues: heavy metals and other toxicants in food fish
  • Fish and crustacean biodiversity
Public Service:
  • Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Marine Affairs
  • Deputy Chairman of the National Environmental Assessment Task Force
  • Past Chairman of the University School Council
  • Past Deputy Chairman of the Fisheries Monitoring & Advisory Committee of T&T
  • Former member of the National Wetlands Committee of T&T
  • Past President of the Aquaculture Association of T&T
Professional Memberships:
  • World Aquaculture Society
  • United States Aquaculture Society
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles
  • Aquaculture Association of Trinidad & Tobago


Revised: 2 April 2014