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Division of Fisheries

Fisheries division deals with production technologies for Poly culture of carps, Milk fish and Litopenaeus vannamei. Popularization of backyard ornamental fish culture, cage culture, Integrated Farming System model for garden lands.


1. Need based training programmes conducted on different field crops for Practicing Farmers, Farm Women and Rural Youth

  • Method demonstration of value added fish products
  • Fabrication of glass aquarium tanks
  • Fish feed preparation & fish processing methods
  • Integrated fish farming
  • Polyculture of carp and prawn
  • Pangasius, GIFT Tilapia and Shrimp farming
  • Ornamental fish and Seabass farming
  • Cage system of fish farming
  • Crab fattening and fish feed preparation

2. Training programmes of innovative technologies conducted to Extension Functionaries for dissemination of technologies among the farmers

  • Cage culture
  • Integrated farming system
  • Murrel farming

3. Interventions Proposed based on the Prioritized Problems (FLD & OFT)

Sl.No. Name of the OFT Programme Trials
1 Assessment of Alternative Source of Protein “Silkworm Pupae” in Polyculture culture 3
2 Assessment of Polyculture of CIFA GI Scampi with Indian major Carps 3
3 Assessment of different floating fish feed on growth and production of GIFT Tilapia 3
4 Assessing the growth performance of Jayanti Rohu with IMC (Catla, Rohu and Mrigal) combination at different stocking 3
Sl.No. Name of the FLD Programme Demos
1 Demonstration of Fish cum Duck Integrated Farming for higher return 3
2 Demonstration on Pearl spot (Etroplus suratensis) culture in fresh water. 3
3 Demonstration of Low investment high value ornamental fish culture production 2
4 Demonstration of Spirulina culture in livelihood women

4. Special Activities

  • Implementation of Technology Demonstration Components (TDC) for Fish Farming in Water Bodies as an alternative livelihood for local communities – Pangasius culture in NICRA scheme at Vadavathur & Jambumadai village funded by CRIDA, Hyderabad.
  • Special Programme on EDP - Value added fish products and Skill Development Programme.