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V.R.P. Sinha

Dr. V.R.P. Sinha has been involved in fisheries research and development for the last four decades and his contributions are well known world over. He did his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool, U.K. in 1965. The correct identification of sex in the European eels and clarification of the confusion of their sex change were his most notable contributions. he also hypothesized that the Sargasso Sea is the emerging ground of leptocephali and not the breeding ground of the European eels. In Malaysia, he fractionated fish pituitary gonadotropin in 1969 and established that gonadal hydration was a prerequisite for spawning of Asiatic major carp. he returned to India in 1971 to provide a very successful leadership in aquaculture research and development and played a very crucial role in revolutionizing freshwater aquaculture through Composite Culture of carp in India, for which he has been honored with many awards and fellowships. Dr Sinha has the distinction to be associated with the establishment of many fisheries institutions in India and abroad. He established the Trainers 'Training Center, the Krishi Vigyan Kendra in 1977 and the Central Institute of Fershwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Mumbai, India, upgraded to the Deemed University in 1989. He established the Lead Center on Carp farming at CIFA under the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia (NACA) to train Senior Aqualturists from Asia. His consulting assignments with the World Bank, United Nations, FAO, WFP, EEC, and many other international agencies gave his the opportunity to play a crucial role in fisheries institution building and strengthening in different countries of Asia, Africa and Europe. He worked in the FAO of the UN as a Senior Aquaculturist (Research and Training) of NACA at Bangkok, Thailand and also as a Senior Specialist (Research Planning and Management) in Bangladesh. He has been honored with the Congress of Zoology Gold Medal (1995, Ashirwad Award (1992), Great Son of the Soil award (1991), Lal bahadur Shastri Award (1989), ICAR team Leadership Award (1978), Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize (1976), Hooker Award (1975), for outstanding contribution in aquaculture research, extension and development in India. He has been elected as a Fellow of the National Agricultural Science Academy, New Delhi, the National Science Academy, Allabhabad, and the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. Dr. Sinha has over hundred of scientific contributions consisting of research papers and reports published on different aspects of fish biology, aquaculture and fisheries in different national and international journals in France, Germany, Hungary, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the UK and the USA. In addition to these, six books were published in the U.K. and in India.

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A.P. Sharma

A.P. Sharma, born at Dholpur, Rajasthan on 25th Dec., 1932, graduated from Agra College at Jaipur and obtained post-graduate degree in English literature. He also obtained post-graduate degrees in Education and Philosophy in 1966 and 1969 respectively, as also Ph.D. in Eduation and Philosophy from the Rajasthan University. After serving the Department of Education in Rajasthan University for almost 15 years, he procedded to Nigeria to join Sokoto University as a Senior Lecturer and became Associate Reader at the University before he left for India around 1985. The same year, he was appoionted Principal of RMV College of Education at Udaipur. After a couple of years, he shifted to IASE Vidhabhawan, Udaipur and joined there as a Professor of Educatioinal Philosophy. Later on, he also visited Willamette University at Salem, Orewgon, USA. So far he has written 22 books and 65 articles. He has guided seven Ph.D. scholars successfully.

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Title Public Private Partnerships in Aquaculture
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789384337360
length xiv+308p., Illustrations Black and White; 25cm.