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Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Deputy Principal, UWI St. Augustine Campus

Deputy Principal’s Office

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002 Ext 82184

Email: Indar.Ramnarine@sta.uwi.edu


Publications

Qualifications

  • • M.B.A. Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School) – specializing in Human Resource Management (2001)
  • • Ph.D. (Zoology; in the field of fish biology and aquaculture) U.W.I. (1992)
  • • M.Sc. (Fisheries Biology and Management) University of Wales (1985)
  • • B.Sc. (Agric) Upper Second Class Honours, U.W.I. (1980)

Research Interests

  • • Aquaculture development and sustainability
  • • Aquaponics
  • • Fish biology
  • • Fisheries management issues and sustainability
  • • Environmental issues
  • • Fish and crustacean biodiversity
  • • Fish behaviour

Public Service

  • • Past Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute of Marine Affairs 2010 - 2016
  • • 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
  • • American Tilapia Society

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

Graduate Students

  • • Zaheer Hosein (M.Phil) The trawl fishery of Trinidad
  • • Lauren Ali (M.Phil) The artisanal shark fishery of T&T (with Dr Judith Gobin)

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