Dr. Sibnarayan Dam Roy

Born in Shillong, Meghalaya on 31 December, 1959; Educated at St. Anthony School, Umpling, Boys High School and Shillong Jail Road Boys High School, 1964-75; St. Edmunds College, Shillong, 1975-77; College of Fisheries, Mangalore, 1977-84; Ph.D, 1999.

Former Director, Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 2012 to 2017.Head of Division, Aquaculture, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, 2010- 2012; Head of Division, Fish and Fisheries at Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 2005-2010; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, 1997-2007; Director, Department of Fisheries, Andaman and Nicobar Island, A&N Administration; Executive Director, Andaman Fisheries Limited, 1999-2000 (On deputation); Scientist, Central Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair, 1990-97; Scientist at NAARM, Hyderabad 1989-90; Fishery Officer, Department of Fisheries, Arunachal Pradesh, 1984-89.

Awards/Honours: ICAR Team Research Award (in Fisheries) 1994-96; Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for 2000-01; IARI - Hooker Award for 2000-01; ICAR - Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award, 2010-11; Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Award for 2016, Lieutenant Governor's Commendation Award conferred by Hon"ble Lt. Governor, A&N Island, 2008; Society for Plant Research, Meerut awarded Distinguished Scientist Award, 2014; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014, for the contribution in Coastal Ecology and Resource Management conferred by Andaman Science Association., Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Fellow of Zoological Society, Kolkata, Honorary Fellow of Indian Ecological Society, Ludhiana, Fellow of Andaman Science Association, Fellow of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research. Former President, Andaman Science Association, 2013 to 2018. Ex-Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, Andaman Science Association, 1990-2010; Vice President, Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research; 2013-16;Member, Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch; Member, Marine Biological Association, CMFRI, Kochi; Indian Society of Fisheries Professionals; Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum; Inland Fisheries Society of India, Barrackpore; Association of Aquaculturist, CIFA, Bhubaneswar; Indian Science Congress; Indian Ecological Society

Research Areas: Mangrove and Coral Ecological Studies, Eco-friendly Brackishwater Aquaculture, Integrated Farming System for tropical Islands; Resource Assessment and Management, Biodiversity and conservation, Climate change and its impact on Island ecosystem, Socioeconomic studies on Island Fishers, Policy Research pertaining to Island Fisheries.

Address: Principal Scientist and Former Director, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, P.B. 181, Port Blair 744101, A&N Islands; C/o Late Sukla Dam, Jail Road, Shillong-1, Meghalaya 793001; [Tel: Off. (03192) 233370; Cell: 8348001000; Email: sibnarayan@gmail.com; directorcaripb@gmail.com]