Wazir S Lakra is currently NABARD Chair Professor of Fisheries under the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research institute with a research program related to the improved management of marine fisheries of the west coast. He has over 35 years of research and teaching experience in the fisheries sector including senior management position of Director/Vice Chancellor , ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and Director, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow. His major research interests pertain to aquatic biodiversity management, aquaculture , fish genetics and biotechnology. Dr Lakra has travelled widely in Asia, Australia ,Europe and North America including expert member of the external review team of the WorldFish. He has several awards to his credit, published over 350 research papers ,authored several books and guided 28 Ph.D students.