Indian Council of Agricultural Research
CENTRAL MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • Recirculation Aquaculture System - RAS
  • Marine Finfish larviculture facility at Mandapam
  • Marine Hatchery complex at Mandapam
  • Indoor Live Feed Culture facility
  • National Marine Fish Brood Bank

Home Mariculture DIVISION

Thrust areas of research

Captive broodstock development of marine finfishes and induced breeding techniques
Development of high density larviculture techniques
Evolving protocols for diversified farming practices such as sea cage farming and coastal mariculture
Demonstration of mariculture technologies and participatory farming programmes
Development of growout feeds and health management protocols for mariculture

 

Ongoing Research projects

Development and standardization of seed production technologies for selected high value finfishes and shellfishes
Innovations in cage farming and coastal mariculture
ICAR Mega seed project on production of quality seeds of commercially important marine food fishes and ornamental fishes

Completed Research projects (last plan period)

Technology Development for seed production of shellfish
Technological upgradation in molluscan mariculture
Broodstock development, captive breeding and seed production techniques for selected marine finfishes and ornamental fishes
Innovations on sea cage farming and development of sustainable Capture Based Aquaculture (CBA) systems
Mariculture of selected species of conservation importance

Significant Achievements in the last 5 years

Record of finfish seed production at Mandapam Hatchery

Month/year

Species

Quantity supplied

Stock in hand

October 2015

Cobia----
Silver Pompano6500--

September 2015

Cobia----
Silver pompano312005000

June 2015

Cobia 1000

Silver Pompano

 25000

 

 May 2015

Blue swimmer crab

450

 

Silver Pompano

6000

 

Cobia

400

 

April 2015

Cobia

1705

 

March 2015

 

Cobia

--

150

Silver Pompano

7500

12000

February 2015

 

Cobia

0

1500

Silver Pompano

7500

12000

 

January 2015

Cobia

50

100

Silver pompano

18805

5000

 

December 2014

Cobia

0

0

Silver pompano

7000

20000

 

November 2014

Cobia

1270

0

Silver pompano

32250

25000

 

 

Technologies/Concepts/Findings

  • Captive broodstock development, induced spawning and seed production of cobia Rachycentron canadum
  • Broodstock development, induced breeding, larviculture and seed production of silver pompano Trachinotus blochii
  • Broodstock development, induced breeding, larviculture and seed production of organge spotted grouper Epinephelus coioides
  • Broodstock development, induced breeding, larviculture and seed production of Indian pompano Trachinotus mookalee
  • Captive breeding and seed production techniques of selected clownfishes and damsel fishes.
  • Broodstock development and breeding of cobia by photo-thermal regulation in Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS).
  • Controlled broodstock development of silver pompano through photoperiod regulation
  • Isolation and culture of selected copepods as live feed for larviculture
  • Designing and fabrication of low cost cages
  • Protocols for nursery rearing of finfishes
  • Breeding and seed production of Penaeus semisulcatus, Portunus pelagicus and Thenus unimaculatus
  • Protocols for sea cage farming of cobia
  • Protocols for pond farming of silver pompano
  • Development of diversified farming techniques such as pen farming and integrated farming.
  • Development of suitable formulations of growout feeds
  • Evolving health management strategies in hatchery, nursery and growout production of marine finfishes.
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