Fish Health Management Division

    DIVISIONAL OBJECTIVES
  • To conduct basic, strategic and applied research on freshwater fish diseases, their diagnosis & control
  • To enhance aquaculture productivity through application of environment friendly microorganisms
  • To provide training and consultancy service on fish health management in aquaculture

Staff

SL NO. NAME DESIGNATION
1 Dr. S.S. Mishra Principal Scientist & Head
2 Dr. P. Swain Principal Scientist & National Fellow
3 Dr. P.K. Sahoo Principal Scientist & National Fellow
4 Dr. S. Mohanty Principal Scientist
5 Dr. M. Samanta Principal scientist
6 Mr. Rakesh Das Scientist
7 Mrs. Pushpa Choudhary Scientist
8 Ms. Farhana Hoque Scientist
9 Jackson Debbarma Scientist
10 Arunjyoti Baruah Scientist
11 Satya Narayan Sahoo Scientist
12 Sh. Basudev Routray SSS
13 Sh. Bhikari Charan Bhoi SSS
14 Sh. Pravat Kumar Mohapatra SSS


LABORATORY FACILITIES:

  • Bacteriology Lab.
  • Immunodiagnostics lab.
  • Molecular Diagnostics Lab.
  • Environmental Microbiology Lab
  • Pathology Lab.
  • Immunology Lab.
  • Mycology & Parasitology lab.
  • Probiotics lab.
  • Histopathology Lab.
  • Cell Culture Lab.

IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES OF THE DIVISION:

  • Monitoring national fish disease outbreaks and serological screening of diseases

  • Development of vaccine using molecular techniques

  • Molecular characterization of important bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi

  • Application of probiotics in aquaculture

  • Immunity and immunomodulation in fish

  • Maternal immunity in craps and their role in seed survival

  • Standardization of cell culture of Carps

  • Repository of pathogenic bacteria and immuno diagnostic reagents

  • Isolation and characterization of bacteria associated with nutrient cycles and
    bioremediation

  • Biodiversity and identification of microorganisms important to aquaculture

  • Nanotechnology in aquaculture

     

BRIEF RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Molecular diagnostics for Koi Herpes Virus (KHV), Spring Vireamia of Carp (SVC) developed

  • A. hydrophila Sub-unit vaccine using OMP-C & ABC transporter binding protein developed and now under trial in carps

  • Recombinant DNA Vaccine against Edwardsiella tarda : under trial.

  • The recombinant RdRp protein of prawn Noda Virus (MrNV): anti-vial & immunostimulant in M. rosenbergii

  • Dot-ELISA & Spot agglutination kit for Edwardsiellosis, Aeromoniasis and Bacterial gill disease of Indian major
    carps.

  • Synthesized Nano-particles viz. FeO, MgO, CuO, ZnO, Se, Al, Au, Ag and Ag-TiO2 : Antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, growth promoting and water remediating activities evaluated.

  • Role of TRLs in innate immunity in divergent fish species studied

  • Allele mining of bacterial hsp60 & hsp70 genes and genotyping of bacterial isolates being carried out.

  • Lactic acid bacteria used as Probiotics in IMC found effective

  • Effect of abiotic stressors on the physiological responses of Catla catla, Channa striatus and Clarias batrachus, are being studied

     

TECHNOLOGIES COMMERCIALIZED:




CIFAX : Prevents and cures ulcerative diseases of freshwater fishes.

 

 

 







CIFACURE:
For bacterial and fungal diseases of ornamental fish.








Immunoboost-C : Improves brood fish health and seed survival in carps.







PATENT OBTAINED:

  • Male-specific protein of Labeo rohita Ham. – A
    key for sex differentiation and brood stock management.(P. Swain et al.,)
    (Patent No. 252072, Date 24.04.2012)

PATENT FILED:

  • A Method of producing antibacterial extracts from freshwater algae, B.K.Das et al.,

  • Application No. 749/KOL/2011.

  • A process for differential sero-diagnosis of Gram-negative bacterial infections (P. Swain et al., Patent application No. 1403/DEL/2003 dated 12/11/2003)

  • A Competitive ELISA for diagnosis of microbial infections in Indian major carps. (P. Swain et al., Patent application No. 1402/DEL/2003 dated 12/11/2003)

  • Method for identification and differentiation of Argulus siamensis and A. japonicus, (P.K. Sahoo et al., Patent application no. 1108/KOL/2013 dated 26.09.2013).

Publications of the Division

Credits to the Division

International research publications  : 153

National                                           : 187

Seminars, Symposia and Workshops: 17

 National level trainings conducted : 27

Popular articles                                 : 51

Scientific Books                               : 04

Training manuals                              : 19

Technologies commercialized   : 03

Patents filed                              : 04

National Awards                      : 09

DBT Overseas Fellowships      : 02

BOYSCAST (DST) Fellowship: 01

Japanese Fellowship                 : 01

ICAR National Fellowships     : 02



Consultancy and Advisory Services




For, Various State Govt. Fisheries Departments

Private aqua culturists

various Trainees