Dr. Uttam Kumar Sarkar

Born in West Bengal, India on 07 February 1963. Educated at Burdwan University, 1981-83; University of Kalyani, 1984-85 & 1989-92; B.Sc. 1983; M.Sc. 1985 & Ph.D. 1992; Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, USA, 2004.

Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, 2022 to date.

Scientist, 1996-2006; Senior Scientist, 2006-2012; Principal Scientist, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, 2012-2015; Principal Scientist & Head of the Division, Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata, 2015-2022.

Awards/Honours: Arun Sen Memorial Prize award, 1984; Best Scientist Award, ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow (2008-09); Secretary, Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Society (ABCS) 2010-2015; Editorial Board Member, ABCS Newsletter; Bioved fellowship award, 2013; Dr. V.R.P. Sinha Medal 2013; Appreciation letter from BIS, Govt. of India for developing standards of ‘Good aquaculture practice for cage culture in the freshwater ecosystem; Guest Editor, Special issue of Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, Canada; Best Division of the Year Award (Reservoir and Wetland Fisheries Division) of ICAR-CIFRI for the year 2020 as HoD; Awarded Sadar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award (Large Category) 2020 (Endorsed as HoD); Member, Board of Management, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology; Jt. Coordinator, FAO sponsored workshop on ‘Inland Fisheries of India and the Creation of Capacity in the Collection and Analysis of Inland Fisheries Statistics’2022; President, Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Society (ABCS) from October 2022- till date; Co-coordinator, National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD); Co-convener, 3rd International Conference on Aquatic Animal Epidemiology (AquaEpi III).

Fellow: Zoological Society of India (ZSI); Academy of Environmental Biology (AEB); Indian Academy of Environmental Science (IAES); Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI)

Research Areas: Fisheries Resource Management, Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation; Sustainable Fisheries Enhancement; Climate Resilience Management Plan for Inland Fisheries, Ecosystem Approach in Fisheries

Address: Director, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Canal Ring Road, P.O. Dilkusha, Lucknow 226002, U.P.; Flat# 702, Tower Kailash, Godrej Prakriti Complex, B.T. Road, Sodepur, Kolkata 700115, W.B.; [Tel: Off. (0522) 2441735, 2440145; Cell: 7980405659; Email: uttam.sarkar@icar.gov.in; director.nbfgr@icar.gov.in; uksarkar1@gmail.com]