Aquaculture Production and Environment Division

AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION AND ENVIRONMENT DIVISION

Scientific Staffs

Sl. No Name Designation

HQ, Bhubaneswar

1.

Dr.B.R. Pillai

HoD, APED

2.

Dr. S.K. Swain

Pr. Scientist

3.

Dr. S.K. Sahoo

Pr. Scientist

4.

Dr. (Mrs) P.K.Sahoo

Pr. Scientist

5.

Dr. P. Routray

Pr. Scientist

6.

Dr. B.C. Mahapatra

Pr. Scientist

7.

Dr. P.C. Das

Pr. Scientist

8.

Dr. S. Saurabh

Scientist

9.

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Scientist

10.

Dr. D. Panda

Scientist

11.

Dr S. Sarkar

Scientist

12.

Mr. S. Ferosekhan

Scientist (On study leave -deputation to Spain)

13.

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Tiwari

Scientist

14.

Mr. Anantharaja

Scientist

15.

Mrs. Snatashree Mohanty

Scientist

16.

Dr. M. K. Bairwa

Scientist

17.

Mrs. Sweta Pradhan

Scientist

18.

Mr. S. Ail

Scientist

RRC, RAHARA

19.

Dr P.P. Chakraborty

Pr. Scientist

20.

Dr. S. Adhikari

Pr. Scientist

21.

Dr R.N. Mandal

Pr. Scientist

22.

Dr D.N. Chattopadhyay

Pr.Scientist

23.

Mr. A. Das

Scientist

24.

Mr. Ajmal Hussain

Scientist

RRC,BANGALORE

25.

Dr G. Barlaya

Sr. Scientist

RRC, VIJAYAWADA

26.

Dr B.S. Giri

Pr. Scientist

27.

Dr Ramesh Rathod

Scientist

RRC, GUJARAT

28.

Dr C.K. Mishra

Sr. Scientist

29.

Dr. A. Choudhury

Scientist

 

Technical Staffs

 

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

HQ, Bhubaneswar

1.       

Dr. D.K. Verma

Senior Technical Officer

2.       

Dr. U.L. Mohanty

Senior Technical Officer

3.       

Er. P.B. Bhakat

Senior Technical Officer

4.       

Dr. Bibhudatta Mishra

Senior Technical Officer

5.       

Mr. Sovan Sahu

Technical Officer

6.       

Shri. Suratha K. Nayak

Technical Officer

7.       

Mr. Dukhia Mahji

Technical Officer

8.       

Mr. Lingaraj Muduli

Technical Officer

9.       

Mr. Afsar Mohammad

Technical Asst.

10.   

Mr S.C.Panda

Technical Asst.

RRC, RAHARA

11.   

Dr B.K.Pandey

Senior Technical Officer

12.   

Mr J.K.Ghosh

Technical Asst.

RRC, VIJAYAWADA

13.   

Mr. B.Tata Rao

Technical Asst.

RRC, BANGALORE

14.   

Mr. Raghavendra C.H

Technical Asst.

 

Mandate

  • Basic and strategic research for the development of sustainable culture systems for freshwater finfish and shellfish.
  • Species and systems diversification in freshwater aquaculture.
  • Human Resource Development through training, education and extension.


  
Thrust Areas:

  • Species and system diversification in freshwater aquaculture.
  • Captive broodstock development, induced breeding and culture of indigenous freshwater finfishes and shellfishes
  • Surrogate brood fish development.
  • Stock upgradation of brood stock in carp hatcheries using
  • Selective breeding of freshwater prawn
  • Aquaculture system development (Aquaponics, Biofloc etc)
  • Macro and micro nutrient budgeting of freshwater fish production system.
  • Aquatic environment management
  • Water budget modelling of freshwater fish production system.
  • Use of plastics in aquaculture
  • Farm mechanization
  • Dissemination of technologies to the farming community

Salient Achievements:

  1. Captive breeding and seed production

The Captive breeding and seed production technology for the following species was developed

 

  • Carp: Labeo fimbriatus, L. gonius, Puntius sarana. P. pulchelus, and gonionotus, Osteobrama belangeri)
  • Catfish: Rita chrysea,Clarias magur, Pangasius pangasius, Rita chrysea, Ompok pabda, Horabagras brachysoma and Mystus sp.
  • Freshwater mussel:Lamellidens marginalis
  • Air breathing fishes: Anabas testudineus, Channa striatus
  • Ornamental fishes: Dawkinsia tamraparniei , Dawkinsia filamentosa, Pethia narayani
  • Freshwater prawn: Macrobrachium rosenbergii

 

  1. Selective breeding

 

  • First family based selective breeding programme was undertaken in freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii and produced nine generations of selectively bred prawn with good response.
  • Shining barb ( Pethia conchonius) developed by mass selection method

 

  1. Grow-out Culture:
  • Carp:
    • Intercropping model for minor carps and barbs
    • Intensive carp culture with production levels of 10-15 tonnes/ha/yr
  • Catfish: Magur production of 2-3 t/ha/yr
  • Air breathing fishes:
  • Climbing perch production of 2.5 t/ha/yr.
  • Ornamental fishes: Culture of indigenous ornamental fishes in captive condition
  • Freshwater prawn: Semi-intensive culture with a production of 1to 1.5 tonnes /ha

 

  1. Technology for freshwater pearl production
  • Developed technology for Designer pearl production as well as round pearls from freshwater mussel Lamellidens marginalis
  1. Aquatic environment:
  • Nutrient budget (C, N and P) for carp culture practices
  • Carbon footprint and carbon sequestration for aquaculture systems

 

  1. System Diversification
  • Aquaponics: Pilot scale NFT aquaponics system and media bed aquaponics system has been developed
  • Cage Culture:Successful cage culture of IMC was demonstrated in small and medium reservoirs in Karnataka and Odisha

 

  1. Farm/hatchery mechanization
  • Cryo freezer
  • Mechanical applicator
  • Fish harvestor
  • portable FRP hatchery etc.

 

 

Services offered

 

  • Water and soil quality testing for fish farmers

 

 

Infrastructure/Units

 

The division has excellent infrastructure for breeding and culture of finfish and shellfishes. The important infrastructure facilities include:

  • Hatcheries for
    • Major Carp and minor carps
    • Catfish
    • Air breathing fishes
    • Freshwater prawns
    • Ornamental fishes
  • Cement and concrete Nursery systems of various sizes
  • Earthen ponds of various size and shapes
  • Laboratory for soil and water quality measurements
  • Cryolab

 

Patents

 

Sl. No.

Title

Inventor(s)

Date of patent grant

1

A manually operated low cost handy cryofreezer for gamete cryopreservation.

P. Routray, S.D. Gupta, S.C. Rath,

N. Sarangi

16/02/2012

2

Mechanical Pond applicator (design)

P. C. Das, J. K. Jena, N. Sarangi, S. Ayyappan

12.5.2008

3

Mechanical fish harvestor (design)

K. K.Sharma, C.D.Sahoo, S.Chand, S.K.Nayak, B.Sarkar and N Sarangi

18.09.2015

 

Technologies commercialized

 

Name of the technology commercialized*

Name of the public / private Agency

Period**

Revenue sharing Arrangement***

Revenue earned / year (Institute Shared

FRP Portable Carp Hatchery

M. R. Aquatech, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

2006-2013#

Exclusive

3,03,333/-

+ Royality

22/02/2013-2020

(13,15000.00/-+Royality)

FRP Magur Hatchery

M. R. Aquatech, Bhubaneswar, Orissa

26/08/2008-2015

Exclusive

4, 04,444/-

ROSYBARB

Dr Atul Kumar Jain, Director, Tropical Aquaculture & Farming Systems (India), Udaipur-313001

29/08/2013-28/08/2015

(2013-2015)

Exclusive

-

 

*Public-private partnership initiatives.

**Duration of arrangement

***One time payment, Exclusive right, Royality-basis, etc.

# Second time Recommercialiszed for 7 years. With effect from 22th feb 2013.

 

Technologies available for commercialization

 

Sl. No.

Technology / Know-how

1.       

Mobile fish vending trolly for hygienic fish marketing

2.       

Mechanical Pond applicator

3.       

cryofreezer for gamete cryopreservation

4.       

A diesel operated new aeration device for large aquaculture ponds

5.       

Mechanical fish harvester

6.       

Portable mini carp hatchery

7.       

Automatic fish feeder

8.       

FRP demand fish feeder

9.       

Boneless whole carp

10.   

Biofert and Planktofert

 

Technology Transfer

 

  • Created alternative livelihood through fish based farming system in tribal areas/ hamlets and NEH states through TSP and NEH programme.
  • Demonstration of cryo-milt utilization at different states of India (Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh)
  • Improved aquaculture technologies were transferred to the farming community and various state government officials through training programme, Radio and TV programmes.

 

Recent Publications

 

Adhikari, S., K.C. Pani, R.N. Mandal, P.P. Chakrabarti,B.S. Giri and P. Jayasankar, 2017. Water budgetsfor freshwater fish ponds of Andhra Pradesh,Odisha and West Bengal, India. WaterSci.Technol.: Water Supply, 17(3): 835-841.

 

Anantharaja K., BC Mohapatra, BR Pillai, Rajesh Kumar, C Devaraj and D Majhi, 2017. Growth and survival of climbing perch, Anabas testudineus in Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Aquaponics System, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2017; 5(4): 24-29.

 

Bindu R. PillaiLalrinsanga, P.L., Ponzoni, R.W., Khaw, H.L., Mahapatra, K.D., Mohanty,  S.,  Patra, G., Naik, N., Pradhan,  H. and P. Jayasankar. 2017. Phenotypic and Genetic Parameters for Body Traits in the Giant Freshwater Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) in India. Aquaculture Research DOI: 10.1111/are.1339.

 

Kumaran, M., PR. Anand, J. Ashok Kumar, T. Ravisankar, Johnson Paul, K. P. Kumaraguru vasagam, D. Deboral Vimala and K. Ananda Raja, 2017. Is Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) farming in India is technically efficient? — A comprehensive study. Aquaculture, (468) 262–270.

 

Mohapatra, B.C., Lasky Das, S.K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, P. Sahoo, S. Lenka and K. Anantharaja 2017. Oxygen consumption in fry and fingerling stages of Indian major carps analysed using indigenously developed respirometer. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 64(1): 91-94

 

Adhikari, S., K.C. Pani, and P. Jayasankar, 2016. Waterbudget for carp culture ponds in Odisha, India.Water Res. Manag., 6(3): 35-38.

 

Anikuttan, K.K., S. Adhikari, M. Kavitha, and P.Jayasankar, 2016. Carbon sequestrationcapacity of sediments, algae, and zooplanktonfrom freshwater aquaculture ponds. Environ.Monit. Assess., 188: 422-426.

 

De, H.K., Radheyshyam, G.S. Saha, L. Safui, S.Chandra, S. Adhikari, N.K. Barik and A.E.Eknath, 2016. Impact of aquaculture fieldschool on composite fish farming. Indian J.Fish., 63(2): 154-158.

 

Kamble, S.P., P. C. Das, K. C. Parida and K. N. Mohanta,2016. Effect of dietary incorporation offish/prawn meal on performance of Catla catla (Hamilton) during nursery phase. IndianJ. Fish., 64: 44-48.

 

Kavitha, M., S. Adhikari, K.K. Anikuttan and D.L.Prabu, (2016). Effect of lime, dolomite andgypsum on phosphorus reduction potential infreshwater. Intl. J. Appl. Pure Sci. Agricul.

(IJAPSA), 2(10): 44-50.

 

Mandal, B., R. Kumar and P. Jayasankar, 2016.Efficacy of exogenous hormone (GnRHa) forinduced breeding of climbing perch Anabastestudineus (Bloch, 1792) and influence ofoperational sex ratio on spawning success.Anim. Reprod. Sci., 171: 114–120.

 

Mandal, R.N., S. Kar, D.N. Chattopadhyay, J. Maity,B.N. Paul, P.P. Chakrabarti and P. Jayasankar,2016. Tubifex production using agro-industrialwastes and raw cow dung. J. Appl. Aquacult,28 (2): 1-7.

 

Mohanty, M., P. Jayasankar, L. Sahoo, P. Das, B.K. Das,D.K. Verma and P. Routray, 2016. Earlyidentification of hybrids of Indian major carp,Labeo rohita and Catla catla using nuclearmarker-based multiplex PCR. J. App. Ichthyol.,32: 963–965.

 

Mohapatra, B.C., H. Sahu, S.K. Mahanta, S. Lenka, K.Anantharaja and P. Jayasankar, 2016.Growth ofperiphyton on different plastic materials infreshwater medium. Adv. Appl. Sci. Res., 7(4):228-234.

 

Mohapatra, B.C., S.K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, D. Majhi andN.K. Barik, 2016. Induced breeding of Indianmajor carps in FRP hatchery at farmer's field.Intl. Res. J. Nat. Appl. Sci., 3(5): 249-257.

 

Mohapatra, B.C. and P. Sahoo, 2016. Design anddevelopment of acrylic respirometer for studyof oxygen consumption by fish seed. IRA-Int. J.Technol. Engineer., 5(1): 6-11.

 

Mohapatra, B. C., P. Sahoo, D. Majhi, K. Anantharajaand P. Jayashankar, 2016. Design &development of FRP mobile fish vending trolleyfor hygienic fish marketing. Int. J. Agricult. Biol.Engineer., 9(1): 19-23.

 

Nayak, S., S. Ferosekhan, S.K. Sahoo, J.K. Sundaray, P.Jayasankar and H.K. Barman, 2016. Productionof fertile sperm from in vitro propagatingenriched spermatogonial stem cells of farmedcatfish, Clarias batrachus. Zygote, 24(6): 814-824.

 

Padmanava Mohanty, L.Sahoo, B. R Pillai, P. Jayasankar and  P.Das, 2016. Genetic divergence in Indian populations of M. rosenbergiiusing microsatellite markers. Aquaculture Research 47, 472-481 .

 

Patra, S., S.K.Dash, D.K. Verma and P. Routray, 2016.In vitro storage of fish oocytes effect of storagetemperature, media condition & storageduration on fertilization & larval hatchability of IMCs, Rohu . Aqua. Res., DOI :10.1111/are.13086.

 

Sahoo, S.K., S. Ferosekhan, A. Saha, S.S. Giri and M.Paramanik, 2016. Embryonic and larvaldevelopment of an endangered catfish,Horabagrus brachysoma. Indian J. Animal Res.,

51: 15-20.

Sahu, B.B., N.K. Barik, P. Routray, A. Agnibesh, A.Paikaray, S. Mohapatra and J.K. Sundaray,2017. Comparative studies on carcasscharacteristics of marketable size farmedtilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and silver barb(Puntius gonionotus). Int. J. Fish. Aquat. Stud.,5(2): 06-09.

 

Sivaramakrishnan, T., N.P. Sahu, K.K. Jain, A.P.Muralidhar, K. Saravanan, S. Ferosekhan, J.Praveenraj and N. Artheeswaran, 2016.Optimum dietary lipid requirement ofPangasianodon hypophthalmus juveniles inrelation to growth, fatty acid profile, bodyindices and digestive enzyme activity. Aqua.Int., 59:1-14.

 

Bindu R. Pillai, Mahapatra, K.D.,  Ponzoni, R.W., Sahoo, L., Lalrinsanga, P.L., Mekkawy,W., Khaw, H.L., Nguyen,  N.H., Mohanty,  S.,  Sahu, S., Patra, G., 2015.  Survival, sex ratio, male morphotype distribution, female reproductive status and tag losses in crosses among three populations of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) in India Aquaculture Research 46, 2644-2655

 

Das, P. C., J. K. Jena, B. Patro and D. Mohanta, 2015. High density rearing of rohu, Labeo rohita (Hamilton) from spawn to fry inconcrete tanks: effect of daily feed rationand soil base on fry growth and survival. Aqua.Res. DOI: 10.1111/are.12847

 

Das, P. C., B. Mishra, B. K. Pati and S. S. Mishra,2015. Critical water quality changesresponsible for seed mortality during closedsystem fry transportation of Labeo rohita(Hamilton). Indian J. Fish., 62 (2): 39-42.

 

Jena, J. K., P. C. Das, G. Mitra, B. Patro, D. Mohantaand B. Mishra, 2015. Evaluation of growthperformance and compatibility of Labeo fimbriatus (Bloch, 1795) with major carps in

polyculture system. Indian J. Fish., 62 (4) :45-49.

Ferosekhan, S., S. K. Sahoo, S. S. Giri, A. Sahaand M. Paramanik, 2015. Embryonic and larvaldevelopment of yellow tail catfish, Pangasius pangasius. J. Aquac. Res. Development, 6:343. doi: 10.4172/2155-9546.1000343.

 

Mohapatra, B. C., S. K. Mahanta, H. Sahu, P.Sahoo, P. Mandal, S. Kisku and D. Majhi,2015. Water temperature enhancement inpolyhouse tanks in a sub-tropical region duringwinter season. Int. J. Fish. Aquat. Stud.,3(1): 269-275.

 

Saha, G. S., Radhesyam, H. K. De, Kuldeep Kumar,P. P. Chakrabarti, A. S. Mahapatra and N.Panda, 2015. Perception of the farmers andfishery extension officers on climate changeparameters affecting aquaculture J. InlandFish. Soc. India, 47(2) 6-12.

 

Sahu, B. B., B. R. Pillai, G. Patra, P. L., Lalrinsanga,S. Ferosekhan and P. Jayasankar, 2015.Weaning of Macrobrachium rosenbergii larvaefrom Artemia nauplii to fish gel food. AsianJ. Anim. Sci., 10(1): 1-7.

 

Sahu, B. B., B. C. Mohapatra, N. K. Barik, H. Sahu,P. Sahoo, N. C. Biswal, P. K. Mohanty,U. L.Mohanty, S. K. Mahanta, P. Jayasankar (2016).In-vitro assessment of plankton productionusing fish hydrolysate. Int. J. Inn. Stud.Aquat. Biol. Fish. 2(1): 14-24.

 

Sahu, B. C., S. Adhikari, A. S. Mahapatra and L.Dey, 2015. Nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbonbudgets in polyculture ponds of Indian majorcarps and giant freshwater prawn in OrissaState, India, J. Appl. Aqua., 27(4): 365-376.

 

Sahu, D. K., S. P. Panda, P. K. Meher, P. Das, P.Routray, J. K. Sundaray, P. Jayasankar and S.Nandi, 2015. Analysis of transcriptome foridentification of reproduction-related genesand pathways from rohu, Labeo rohita(Hamilton), PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0132450.

 

Singh, P., B. N. Paul, G. C. Ranar, R. N. Mandal, P.P. Chakrabarti, and S. S. Giri, 2015.Evaluation of residue as feed ingredient forLabeo rohita. Indian J. Anim. Nutr., 32 (l):101- 107.

 

Current Research Projects

 

Institute Project

 

Sl. No.

Institute Project Code

Project title

Principal Investigator

Duration

1.

I-91

Diversification towards sustainable development

 

 

 

 

a)   Development of protocol for seed production and grow out culture of some important snakeheads

Rajesh Kumar

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

 

b)   Standardization of grow out production technology of Pengba, Osteobrama belangiri

P. C. Das

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

 

c)   Development of captive breeding and seed rearing technique of Mahanadi Rita, Rita chrysea

S.Ferosekhan

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

 

d)   Genetic improvement of freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de man) in India-Phase-III

B.R. Pillai

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

 

e)   Studies on technical and economic feasibility of integrated crop livestock fish farming system involving Mystus gulio, E. vacha, C. reba, P. sarana and O. nilotics along with carps

P.P. Chakrabarti

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

 

f)   Evaluation of the performance of white leg shrimp, Litopeneus vannamei (Boone, 1931) in freshwater culture systems and refinement of culture practices

B. R. Pillai

 

1.4.2016-31.3.2019

 

 

g)   Comparative studies on primary productivity and plankton communities with reference to fish production and productivity in different fish farming systems in Krishna- Godavari delta, Andhra Pradesh

B. S. Giri (PI)

 

1.4.2016-31.3.2019

 

 

h)   Captive breeding of Narayan Barb, Pethia narayani (Hora, 1937)of Western Ghats and its promotion in ornamental fish village

Mukesh Ku Bairwa

 

1.4.2016-31.3.2019

2

I-92

Carbon sequestration and carbon footprint in some aquaculture system

S. Adhikari

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

3

I-93

Evaluation of increasing production of safe fish with feed in sustainable waste water aquaculture

R. N. Mandal

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

4

I-94

Evaluation of optimum stocking density for nursery raising of Labeorohita spawn under hapa system (multi location trail) in village of middle Gujarat.

C. K. Misra

Collaborative

 

1.4.2015-31.3.2018

 

Externally Funded Projects

 

Sl. No

Project code

Title

Budget

Funding Agency

Pr. Investigator

Duration

1.       

E-03

AICRP on PET

 

 

 

 

1.      Design, Development and Testing of Carp Seed Transportation System in Plastics

8.33

(for 2015-16)

ICAR-All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on “Plasticulture Engineering & Technologies

Dr.B.C. Mohapatra,

Apr.2017- Mar. 2019

2.      Development of a low cost Aquaponics System using Plastics for urban aquaculture

Mr.K. Anantharaja

Apr.2016- Mar. 2019

3.      Development of user friendly portable pabda hatchery with tubifex culture & rainwater harvesting facilities

Mr.Ajmal Hussain

Apr.2017- Mar. 2019

2.       

E-94

Adaptation and mitigation strategies in fisheries and aquaculture to climate change with special reference to freshwater aquaculture (Phase-II)

48.50 (for 2015-16) + 28.23

= 76.73 (Phase-I)

ICAR-NICRA- National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture

S. Adhikari

Phase-I: June, 2015-March, 2017

Phase-II: April 2017-March 2020

3.       

E-95

Consortia Research Platform on water:

CIFA component 3.2: Water budgeting and enhancing water productivity by multiple use of water in different aquaculture production system

140.68 (CIFA component)

ICAR (XIIth Plan)

IIWM and CIFA

ICAR- ACRP on Water

P. C. Das

December, 2015 – March, 2017

(Extn upto March 2018)

4.       

E-101

“Productivity and Production enhancement of freshwater ponds through BMP and aquaculture for lively hood development of the Aila affected SC/ST communities of Islands of Sundarbans, West Bengal.”

49.814

DBT

P.P. Chakrabarti

March 2016 – March 2019

5.       

E-102

Carp seed production and integrated fish farming technology for livelihood development of Phailin affected tribal farmers of Ganjam district, Odisha (Under TSP)

43.148 lakhs

DST, Govt. of India

B. C. Mohapatra

 

11.7.2016 – 10 July 2019

6.       

E-103

Cryopreservation of embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells for transplantation and surrogate fish production

14.25

DST ( international division)

P. Routray

2016-2019

7.       

E-104

Upgradation  and dissemination of stripped murrel seed production technology

74.36

NFDB

Rajesh Kumar

July 2016-June 2019

8.       

E-107

Upliftment of Tribal community through scientific adoption of aquaculture technologies for the improvement of their livelihood and socioeconomic status in selected districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. 

43.17

DBT

Ramesh Rathod

April 2016–March 2019