About The Book

The book deals with morphology, biology and distribution of eleven species of commercially important crabs; gears & techniques involved in fishing crabs alongwith many other topics.

About the Author

Dr. Sankar Kumar Pramanik received his M. A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Calcutta University. He was earlier attached to the Department of Relief, Government of West Bengal as Sub-Divisional Disaster Management Officer, and presently acting as Honorary Secretary to the Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata. He has more than 50 research publications in his specialized field of rural fisheries sociology including fisheries management of coastal West Bengal. He is associated with Human Science Research Society, Kolkata, Council for Political Studies, Calcutta and Association for Social Studies, Kolkata.

Dr. Nepal Chandra Nandi retired as Additional Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata in January 2009. He received his M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees from Calcutta University. He worked in the field of Faunal Resources of Wetlands and Mangroves in West Bengal and Kerala. He has special interest in Fishery and Marine Science. He is an examiner in Zoology, Fishery Science, Environmental Science for M.Sc, M.F.Sc and Ph.D. degrees of Calcutta, Jadavpur, Kalyani, Karnatak, Madras, Sikkim Manipal and Mahatma Gandhi Universities, Central Institute of Fisheries Education and West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences. He is trained in Wetland Management from the Netherlands. He has published 4 books, 15 monographic accounts, and more than 200 research papers in reputed Indian and foreign journals. He is a life member of the Indian Science Congress Association, Bombay Natural History Society, Indian Society for Coastal Agricultural Research, Social Environmental and Biological Association, Paribesh Unnayan Parishad, and Indian Association of Aquatic Biologists, Hyderabad.


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