Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Fingerlings of orange spotted grouper Epinephelus coioides
  • Metamorphosed fry of Indian pompano Trachinotus mookalee
  • Tagging of yellowfin tuna using pop-up satellite tags
  • Visakhapatnam Regional Centre of CMFRI established in 1947

Home Visakhapatnam REGIONAL Centre

Thrust Areas of Research:

Marine Fisheries Policy for Andhra Pradesh
Impact of climate change on marine fisheries for the north-east coast
Spatio-temporal mapping of resource distribution and abundance along the north-east coast
Induced spawning and seed production of commercially important marine finfishes
Innovations in cage culture and capture based aquaculture of commercially important finfishes and shellfishes

Ongoing Reserch Projects:

a. In-house projects :

1. Development of Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) for sustaining marine fisheries of Andhra Pradesh
Trawl fishery of the North east coast of India: An appraisal
Development of strategies to sustain the stock and fishery of large pelagics in Indian waters
Assessment of Elasmobranch Resources in the Indian Seas
Remote sensing assisted biodynamic forecasting paradigm for Indian marine fishery resources
GIS based resource mapping of distribution and abundance of fin fishes and shellfishes off Indian coast for suggesting operational based strategies for fisheries management
Pollution and litter in the coastal and marine ecosystem and their impact
Bio inventorying and biodiversity valuation of marine organisms in selected marine ecosystems along the Indian coast
Investigations on vulnerable coral reef ecosystems of Indian waters with special emphasis on formulation of management measures for conservation
Assessment of fishing impacts on biodiversity loss, with special reference to the threatened species, to formulate management options for their protection
Development and standardization of seed production technologies of selected high value fin fishes and shellfishes
Innovations in Sea Cage Farming and Coastal Mariculture
Health management in selected finfish and shellfish for mariculture and aquariculture & bioprospecting from marine resources
Genetics, genomics and biotechnological applications in mariculture and fishery resources management

b. Sponsored Projects

National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture (NICRA)
Satellite Telemetry studies on migration patterns of tunas in the Indian seas
Stock Characterization, Captive Breeding, Seed Production and Culture of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha)
Resource assessment and barcoding of elasmobranchs

c. Consultancy Projects

1. Installation of artificial reef at a selected site off Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - Client : NTPC – Simhadri Thermal Power plant, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and Dist Admn (Dept of Fisheries)

Completed Research Projects:

a. In-house Projects

Development of management advisories for sustaining marine fisheries of Andhra Pradesh
Strategies for sustaining tuna fishery along the coast of India
Technological up gradation of Molluscan mariculture
Technology development for seed production of shellfish
Development of regional Fishery Management Plans (FMPs) for the clam Fisheries of Southern India
Evaluation of ornamental gastropod fisheries in India and assessment of shell craft industry
Sustainable molluscan mariculture practices
Resource damage assessment in marine fisheries: impact of selective fishing of juveniles, bycatch and discards in trawl fisheries on stock
Recruitment Dynamics of Penaeid Prawns
Impact of anthropogenic activities on coastal marine environment and fisheries
Impact and yield study of environmental changes on the distribution shifts in small pelagic along Indian coast
Development of Fisheries Ecosystem restoration plans for critical marine habitats
Species variation
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
Pathogen profiling, diagnostics and health management in maricultured finfish and shellfish

b. Sponsored Projects

Strengthening of database and GIS for the Fisheries Sector-Marine Fisheries Census - 2010
Open Sea floating cage demonstration farm for R&D in marine finfish & shellfish production
Development of library of putative probionts of the genus Bacillus, Pseudomonas and Micrococcus for use in mariculture systems

c. Consultancy Projects

Study on the use of fly ash for the manufacture of artificial reefs (Reel Balls)

Significant Achievements in the last 5 years


Capture Fisheries

  • Tagging of Yellow fin tuna with pop-up satellite tags
  • Biological Reference Points and Stock Assessment of commercially important resources
  • Growth rate revalidation in captivity
  • Catch rate modeling with environmental parameters
  • Carbon footprint of marine capture fisheries
  • Breeding and seed production: Indian Pompano, Trachinotus mookalee
  • Breeding and seed production: Orange spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides
  • Cage culture Demonstration

List of scientific/technical staff with designation

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