Mr. Rinchen Nopu Bhutia

Scientist (Fishery Resource Management)

Canning Town

Details of Employment:

S. No. Name of Institute Designation Posted
1 ICAR-Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Regional Research Station, Canning Town Scientist (Fisheries Resource Management) 04-04-2020 to Till Date
2 ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad Scientist (on Probation) 07-01-2020 to 03-04-2020



Degree Class/Grade University/Board/Inst. Year
B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science) 1st / 7.53/10.0 WBUAFS, Kolkata 2015
M.F.Sc. (Fisheries Resource Management) 1st / 8.22/10.0 ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai 2017


Current Area of Research:

  • Ichthyofaunal diversity, biology and stock assessment for management and conservation of coastal resources.
  • Biotic (plankton) and abiotic (Soil & water quality) parameter of coastal water bodies
  • Potentials of small indigenous fish culture in enhancing farm profitability
  • Integrated farming in land shaping models
  • Effect of salinity on growth and physiology of fishes


Research Projects:

Ongoing (In-house): 2

  • Assessment of Ichthyofaunal diversity, biology and stock assessment of selected species along the estuary of Sundarbans. (NRMACSSRISIL202101301034) – Principal Investigator (2021-2024)
  • Enhancing the production potential and profitability of ponds through integration of small indigenous fishes in coastal region of West Bengal. (NRMACSSRISIL202300101066) – Principal Investigator (2023-2026)



Ongoing (Externally Funded): 2

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies for salt affected soils. (Phase-II) (NRMACSSRICOP201500400880) – Co-Principal Investigator (2023-2024)
  • Securing the Asian mega-deltas from sea-level rise, flooding, salinization and water insecurity (CGIAR-Funded) – Co-Principal Investigator (2022-2025)


Particulars of prizes/medals/scholarships in academic field

  • Qualified ICAR’s National Eligibility Test in the discipline Fisheries Resource Management, conducted by ASRB in May, 2018
  • ICAR- Fellowship for M.F.Sc
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship(RGNF) for PhD programme

Training Attended: (2) –Recent


  • National level online training program on “Statistical data analysis using R software” organized by department of agricultural statistics, Sarat Chandra Sinha College of Agriculture (SCSCA), Assam Agricultural University, Dhubri, Assam in collaboration with Jorhat extension center of NIELIT Guwahati from 04-01-2021 to 11-01-2021
  • 21 days national training course (NTC 2021) : On recent advances in fisheries & aquaculture technology for sustainable rural development” from 18th May to & 7th June through online mode, organised by West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences (WBUAFS) Kolkata (West Bengal) & National Agriculture Development Cooperative Ltd (NADCL) Baramulla (UT of J & K)



Professional recognition:


Membership of Professional Societies
Life Member Member of Journal of Fisheries an Life Sciences 2019
Life Member Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2021
Life Member Indian Society of Soil Salinity and Water Quality, Karnal 2021
Member of Executive Council  Indian Society on Coastal Agricultural Research 2021
Treasurer Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, Canning 2023
Member of Editorial Board
Section Editor Journal of Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research 2021


List of publications

Research paper:


  • Bhutia, R.N., Hari, M.S., Srinivasan, N.T., Deshmukhe, G., Ramteke, K., Bhushan, S. and Landge, A.T., 2019. Stock structure of small indigenous and near threatened Ailia coila (Hamilton, 1822) from Ganga and Brahmaputra river systems. Journal of Entomology and zoology Studies7(3), pp.1600-1605.
  • Bhutia, R.N., Srinivasan, N.T., Deshmukhe, G., Ramteke, K., Bhushan, S. and Landge, A.T., 2019. Morphometric differentiation of Ailia coila (Hamilton, 1822) populations inhabiting in selected stretches of Ganga and Brahmaputra riverine system. Journal of Experimental Zoology India22(2).
  • Pathak, V., Bhutia, R.N., Chennuri, S., Kumar, R., Bhushan, S., Deshmukhe, G. and Jaiswar, A.K., 2022. Dharamtar estuary: Unexplored ichthyofaunal diversity, a thrust area for diversity conservation. Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences (IJMS), 51(11), pp.891-899
  • Pathak, V., Lal, D.M., Bhutia, R.N., Chennuri, S., Bhushan, S., Deshmukhe, G. And Jaiswar, A., 2021. First Record of Freshwater Invasive Catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in Dharamtar Estuary, West Coast of India. Journal of the Indian Society of Coastal Agricultural Research, 39(1), 86-92.
  • SriHari, M., Bhutia, R.N., Kathirvelpandian, A., Sharma, R., Ramteke, K.K., Sreekanth, G.B. and Abidi, Z.J., 2019. Differentiation in morphometric traits of Chanos chanos stocks along the Indian coast.
  • Vikas Pathak, Rinchen N. Bhutia, Shashi Bhushan, Geetanjali Deshmukhe, A.K. Jaiswar., Discrimination of Five Gobid Species (Family: Gobiidae) based on Otolith Morphometry. Indian Journal of Animal Research (Accepted)


Book chapter: 1

Number of Popular Article published: 5

Number of conference/symposia/Webinar attended: 12