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In the Spotlight: Neetha Shenoy

Fish sold at a roadside stall in Dili, Timor-Leste. Photo: Holly Holmes/WorldFish.

WorldFish is a global leader in aquatic food systems research and innovation, and science and partnerships are the foundation of our work. Our team delivers robust evidence to policymakers and technological innovations to producers, supply chain actors and consumers to transform food systems. In this series, we profile our accomplished scientists in the spotlight. 

Neetha Shenoy is an aquaculture specialist at WorldFish in India, working on the CGIAR research initiative Aquatic Foods. Her research focuses on food and nutrition security through sustainable aquaculture and fisheries management. Prior to this, she was a member of the WorldFish technical team that worked with the Department of Fisheries in Odisha. She obtained her master's degree in fisheries resource management from Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, India in 2014.

What are you currently working on at WorldFish? 

As part of the CGIAR research initiative Aquatic Foods, I work with different stakeholders, such as the Department of Fisheries, Department of Mission Shakti, farmers and women self-help groups, in the implementation of various flagship programs of the Fisheries and Animal Resource Development Department, Odisha, India. 

To understand the data gaps that exist in aquatic food systems, I recently held consultation meetings with a number of stakeholders, including the government, the corporate sector, value chain actors and research institutions.