Dr. Perar Keshavanath

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Former Dean (Fisheries)

Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University


Brief Biography

A resident of India. I was engaged in teaching, research and extension for 33 years at the College of Fisheries, Mangalore, initially under the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and subsequently Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Bidar. Superannuated as Dean (Fisheries). Had higher education in Mysore University and Delhi University and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Stirling, U.K. I was a consultant for Brethren Colleges Abroad, USA and WorldFish, Malaysia for one year each. I conceptualized and implemented a project on eco-friendly feeding strategies for enhancing production of Amazonid fish in Brazil

Field of Interests

My research interests mainly include Aquaculture, Nutrition and Fish Breeding. I have 36 years of research experience and have carried out research on composite fish culture, periphyton-based aquaculture, diet development and evaluation for fish and prawns and induced breeding of fish. Completed a European Union-funded project on periphyton-based aquaculture with 3 other partners viz. Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling U.K., Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensing. CNPq funded the project on eco-friendly feeding strategies for enhancing the production of Amazonid fish operated by me at INPA, Manaus, Brazil.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

Not operating any project at present and also during the last 5 years

Key Publications

1. Keshavanath P., Leao da Fonseca F.A., Affonso E.G., Nobre A.D. and Jeffson, N.P. (2017). Periphyton growth on three bio-substrates and its influence on the performance of Jaraqui (Semaprochilodus insignis). International Journal of Aquaculture, Vol. 7(14), pp 86-93.

2. Keshavanath, P., Gangadhar, B., Basavaraja, N. and Nandeesha, M.C. (2006a). Artificial induction of ovulation in pond-raised mahseer, Tor khudree using carp pituitary and Ovaprim. Asian Fisheries Science, Vol. 19, pp 411-422.

3. Keshavanath, P., Shivanna and Gangadhar, B. (2006b). Evaluation of sugarcane by-product pressmud as manure in carp culture. Bioresource Technology, Vol. 97, pp 628-634.

4. Keshavanath, P., Gangadhar, B., Ramesh, T.J., van Dam, A.A., Beveridge, M.C.M. and Verdegem, M.C.J. (2004). Effects of bamboo substrate and supplemental feeding on growth and production of hybrid red tilapia fingerlings (Oreochromis mossambicus x Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture, Vol. 235, pp 303-314.

5. Keshavanath, P., Manjappa, K. and Gangadhara, B. (2002a). Evaluation of carbohydrate rich diets through common carp culture in manured tanks. Aquaculture Nutrition, Vol. 8, pp 169-174.

6. Keshavanath, P., Gangadhar, B., Ramesh, T.J., van Dam, A.A., Beveridge, M.C.M. and Verdegem, M.C.J. (2002b). The effect of periphyton and supplemental feeding on the production of indigenous carps, Tor khudree and Labeo fimbriatus. Aquaculture, Vol. 213, pp 207-218.

7. Keshavanath, P., Gangadhar, B., Ramesh, T.J., van Rooij, J.M., Beveridge, M.C.M., Baird, D.J., Verdegem, M.C.J. and van Dam, A.A. (2001). Use of artificial, substrates to enhance production of freshwater herbivorous fish in pond culture. Aquaculture Research, Vol .32, pp 189-197.

8. Keshavanath, P. and Renuka, P. (1998). Effect of dietary L-Carnitine supplements on growth and body composition of fingerling rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton). Aquaculture Nutrition, Vol. 4, pp 83-87.
9. Keshavanath, P., Beveridge, M.C.M., Baird, D.J.,
Lawton, L.A., Nimmo, A. and Codd, G.A. (1994a). The functional grazing response of a phytoplanktivorous fish Orechromis niloticus to mixtures of toxic and non-toxic strains of the cyanobacterium Mycrocystis aerugenosa. Journal of Fish Biology, Vol 45, pp 123-129.

10. Keshavanath, P., and Matty, A.J. (1994b). Growth promoting potential of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in common carp, Cyprinus carpio (Linn).
Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, Vol. 25, pp 881-889.

Postal Address

Dr. P. Keshavanath Former Dean (Fisheries) Subramanya Pura 2nd Cross J.B. Lobo Road Kottara Chowki Ashoknagar Post Mangaluru-575006 Karnataka State India

Phone Number

Landline 91 8243556314 Mobile 91 9035603133

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