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The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) is a premier research Institute on freshwater aquaculture in the country under the aegeis of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The present Institute has had its beginnings in the Pond Culture Division of Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) established at Cuttack, Orissa in 1949 with a view to face challenges in the field of fish culture in ponds, tanks and other small aquatic body. Subsequently, CIFRI, in a major effort to give emphasis to freshwater aquaculture research, initiated steps to establish the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Training Centre (FARTC) over 147 ha campus at Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. The Centre gradually developed into its full capacity and became an independent Institute during 1987 as Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA). The Institute is also the Lead Centre on ‘Carp Farming in India’ under Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) operative under Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nation (FAO).

Mission


Excellence in research for developing sustainable and diversified freshwater aquaculture practices for enhanced productivity, quality, water use efficiency and farm income

Vision

Making Indian freshwater aquaculture globally competitive through eco friendly and economically viable fish production systems for livelihood and nutritional security

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

Awards & Recognitions (2007 to 2019)

Awards (2007 to 2019)

# Awards Recipients Year
Young Scientist Award 2019 Rakesh Das. 2019
Dewang Mehta National Education Award Dr. K. N. Mohanta 2019
Biotechnology Social Development Award-2017 Dr. P. P. Chakrabarti 2018
ICAR Best Technical Award-2017 Dr. D. K. Verma 2018
Krushak Ratna Award Dr. B. R. Pillai 2018
Best Scientist Award Dr. S. S. Mishra 2018
Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award-2016 for life time outstanding contribution in agricultural research in the areas of animal and fisheries research in the country Dr. Priyabrat Swain 2017
Dr. TVR Pillay Aquaculture Award-2017 by Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFS-IB) Dr. Priyabrat Swain 2017
Scroll of Honour and Gentleman Scientist Award from Federal Ministry of Animal Resources of Sudan as FAO International Consultant to Sudan Dr. P. Routray 2017
Krushi Prativa Award Dr. S. S. Mishra 2017
Fellowship Award from the Wildlife Protection Society of India Dr. B. C. Mohapatra 2017
Dhiru Morarji Memorial Award -2017 for the best article in Indian Journal of Fertilizers Dr. Pankaj Kumar Tiwari 2017
Best poster presentation ( prize) at 2s/international Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture Dr. H. K. Barman 2016
First position in Best Poster Award at international Symposium on Genomics in Aquaculture Banya Kar, A. Mohapatra, Dr. J. Mohanty Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2016
Best Poster in the Technical Session Feed Quality and Safety Aspects at XVI Biennial Animal Nutrition Conference Dr. B. N. Paul 2016
AZRA-Young Scientist award-2016 from AZRA at International symposium on "Advances in life sciences" organized by Applied Zoologist Research Association Dr. Lakshman Sahoo 2016
Life Time Achievement Award from Fisheries Department, Government of Assam Dr. P. P. Chakrabarti & Dr. B. C. Mohapatra 2016
Best Oral Presentation Award Dr. Subhas Sarkar 2015
Best Paper Award, for presenting the paper "Portable FRP Carp Hatchery: A Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Fisheries" in NS13C-2015 from Andaman Science Association Dr. B.C. Mohapatra and Team 2015
Best Publication of the Year Award Rakhi Kumari and S. Ferosekhan 2015
Prof. H. P. C. Shetty Award for 2014 of Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch (AFSIB) Dr. P. C. Das 2014
Pillay Aquaculture Award - 2014 by Pillay Aquaculture Foundation, Indian Chapter for Excellence in Aquaculture Research, Extension and Development Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2014
Applied Zoologist Research Association (AZRA) young Scientist award Dr. J. K. Sundaray 2014
Young Scientist Associate Award 2013 for outstanding contribution in the field of Aquaculture/fish pathology Dr. Shailesh Saurabh 2013
Best Paper Presentation Award at the First International and Third National Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (organized by Society for Applied Biotechnology) Dr. Asish Saha 2013
Chaudhary Devi Lal Outstanding All India Coordinated Research Project Award 2012 Dr. B. C. Mohapatra 2013
Best Oral Presentation award in National Symposium on Indian Academy of Veterinary nutrition and Animal Welfare Dr. K. C. Das 2013
Distinguished Service Award by the Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development on the occasion of National Symposium on Innovative and Modern Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Dr. Nirupama Panda 2013
Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Library and Documentation from Society of Biological Sciences and Rural Development S. K. Mohanty 2013
Scientist of the year Award in the field of Fish Genetics and Biotechnology by Society of Biological Sciences & Rural Development Dr. P. K. Meher 2013
Best Poster award for the poster Cloning and characterisation of GHRHR and IGF1 in Indian Major Carp, Labeo rohita (rohu) M. Mohanty, S. Patnaik, Dr. L. Sahoo, Dr. P. Das and Dr. P. Jayasankar 2013
Best poster presentation award entitled "Molecular modelling and molecular dynamics simulation of the TLR3 protein: an in silico approach in identification of potential ligands for TLR3 signalling in Labeo rohita" B. R. Sahoo, B. Swain M. Basu, Dr. M. Samanta 2012
Young scientist award-2012 for the outstanding contribution in the field of aquaculture production Dr. Rajesh Kumar 2012
Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding doctoral thesis research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2011 (Fisheries Sciences) Dr. Shailesh Saurabh 2012
Krushka Bandhu Award-2012 for outstanding contribution towards development of "Jayanti rohu" & contributing immensely for fish farmers of the country Dr. K. D. Mahapatra 2012
Dr(s). Nemi Chand Jain and Jawahar Lal Vegad Award -2012 by Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2012
Best oral presentation award in Hindi on Freshwater Aquaculture -sustainable livelihood for farmers of Sambalpur under NAIP component -3 Dr. P. K. Meher ,Dr. S. K. Swain, Babita Patro, P. Mishra, S. Kar and Dr. P. Jayasankar 2012
Yang Yi Memorial Abstract Award from World Aquaculture Society for the paper on “Cryopreservation of Fish Embryonic Stem Cells with Carbohydrate Additives” C. Dash, Dr. P. Routray S. Tripathy, Dr. D. K. Verma, A.D. Sahu B. C. Guru, Dr. P. K. Meher 2011
Best poster Award from World Aquaculture Society (WAS) for the paper on Factors affecting in-vitro differentiation of Indian major carp embryonic stem (ES) cells S. Tripathy, Dr. P. Routray ,C. Dash, Dr. D. K. Verma ,S. K. Swain, P. Sahu ,G. K. Purohit 2011
Hari Om Ashram Trust Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Animal and fisheries sciences on the topic 'Maternal immunity of fish and its transfer to offspring for protection against infections at early stage of life’ from ICAR for the biennium 2008-2009 Dr. P. Swain 2011
Krushak Bandhu Team Award, 2011 Dr. S. K. Swain & NAIP team 2011
Krushak Bandhu Award 2011 Dr. B. K. Das, Dr. P. Routray & Dr. S. C. Rath 2011
Professor H. P. C. Shetty Award, 2011 by Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch in recognition for excellence in fisheries research and development Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2011
Swaminathan Best Indian Fisheries Scientist Award-2011 for publishing in journals of highest cumulative impact factor Dr. B. K. Das 2011
Young Scientist Associate award from Bioved Research foundation for contribution to NEH states. Dr. P. P. Chakrabarti 2010
Smt. Juthika memorial award from Science Association of Bengal for contribution to R &D Dr. P. P. Chakrabarti 2010
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Memorial National Science Day Award 2010 from Science Association of Bengal Dr. S. K. Swain 2010
ICAR Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for the biennium 2007-2008 for the work on off-season maturation and spawning of Indian major carps Dr. S. K. Sarkar, Dr. S. Nandi, Dr. P. Routray, Dr. A. Saha, Dr. J. Mohanty, Dr. C. Devaraj, S. Dasgupta and Dr. D. K. Verma 2010
Team member for ICAR outstanding Team Award for the project “Exploring Potential for Marketing of Fish in India”. Lead Institute NCAP (ICAR), New Delhi N. K. Barik 2010
Fellow award by Bioved Research Institute for Agriculture and Technology Dr. G.S. Saha 2009
Distinguished Service Award 2008 of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad Sri P. Jena 2008
Vishishta Matshyaki Seva Puraskar-2008 from Jila Sahakari Matshya Vikash Evem Bipadan Federation Ltd. Dr. Radheyshyam 2008
Bhumi-Putra Vaigyanic Puraskar by Navik Shramik Jalmajdoor Matshyajiwi Sahakari Samiti Dr. Radheyshyam 2008
Samanta Chandrasekhara Award 2006 by Orissa Vigyan Academy Dr. P.K. Sahooa 2008
Team research in fisheries for the biennium 2006-2007 Dr. N. Sarangi, Dr. J. K. Jena, Dr. S. N. Mohanty, Dr. P. C. Das, Dr. K. N. Mohanta, and P. K. Sahu 2008
Krus hakbandhu Award Dr. S. K. Swain 2008
Prof. H. P. C. Shetty Award for Excellence in Fisheries Research and Development for 2008 Dr. J. K. Jena 2008
XII International Science Commemoration Award Dr. S. Adhikari 2007
Young Scientist Award of Indian Society of Extension Education Dr. H. K. De 2007
Eminent Scientist of the Year Award 2007 of the National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) Dr. A. K. Pandey 2007


Recognitions (2007 to 2019)

# Recognitions Recipients Year
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), New Delhi Dr. P. Swain 2019
Indo-US Research Fellowship of American Society of Microbiology and US Science and Technology Dr. M. Samanta 2019
Outstanding Reviewer Elsevier Aquaculture 2019 of Elsevier Group Dr. P. Swain 2018
Certificate of Outstanding contribution in Reviewing for Fish & Shellfish Immunology (Elsevier) from Elsevier Group Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2018
Honorary Fellowship of Society of Life Sciences (MP), India Dr. B. C. Mohapatra 2018
Honorary Fellowship of Society of Life Sciences (MP), India Dr. S. S. Mishra 2017
Felicitated as a young scientist by The Zoological Society Kolkata during Young Scientists' Meet 2016 Kiran D. Rasal 2016
Felicitated as a young scientist by The Zoological Society Kolkata during Young Scientists' Meet 2016 Rakesh Das 2016
Life Fellow from the Academy of Environmental Biology, New Delhi Dr. B. C. Mohapatra 2016
ICAR-International Fellowship to pursue Ph.D. from Aquaculture Research Group (GIA), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. S. Ferosekhan 2016
Fellow of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists, Durg, Chhattisgarh Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2016
Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, NAAS, New Delhi Dr. P. K. Sahoo 2016
Dr V R P Sinha Medal (Ichthyology) from Zoological Society of India, Boodh Gaya at 25th All India Congress of Zoology at Gurukula Kangri University, Haridwar Dr. J. K. Sundaray 2014
Letter of Appreciations from Fisheries Division (ICAR) for "Development of Action Plan for Livelihood Options at Bali Island of Sunderban" in West Bengal and taking efforts in a difficult tribal area like Bali, to improve the lives of the poor families in 2012-2013 from ICAR, New Delhi Dr. B. C. Mohapatra Dr. P. P. Chakrabarti & Dr. K. Kumar 2013
Fellowship of the Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology (FASET), Bhopal during the Conference on Aquaculture: Fish for billion at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Dr. P. Jayasankar 2012
Australian Govt. Endeavour Awards 2012. He received a post-doctoral fellowship for six months from School of Life and Environmental Sciences Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. Dr. S. S. Giri 2012
Scroll of Honour from Odisha Krushak Samaj, Bhubaneswar Dr. P. Jayasankar 2011
Dr K. H. Alikhuni Gold Medal (2011) for his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Immune responses of Indian major carp, Labeo rohita (Ham) to freshwater fish louse Argulusinfestation” from Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum, CIFE, Mumbai Dr. Shailesh Saurabh 2011
Fellow of the National Environmentalists Association, Ranchi Dr A. K. Pandey 2008
Dr. S. Z. Qasim Gold Medal of Bioved Research Society, Allahabad at 10th Indian Agricultural Scientists and Farmers Congress, Allahabad Dr A. K. Pandey 2008
Annual Gold Medal of Jago Jan-Jan- A Holistic Indian Social Development Association, Kaimur, Bihar Dr. Radheyshyam 2008
Fellow of Zoological Society of India, Bodhgaya, Bihar Dr. S. K. Swain 2007
Dr. M. C. Dash Gold Medal of Zoological Society of India, at all India Congress of Zoology, Lucknow. Dr. B. K. Mishra 2007

Our Past Directors

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Dr. S. D. Tripathy
Sept 1988 - Feb 1994
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Dr. S. Ayyappan
Jan 1996 - Jun 2000
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Dr. K. Janki Ram
Dec 2001 - Jun 2003
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Dr. N. Sarangi
Apr 2004 - Jun 2008
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Dr. A. E. Eknath
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
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Dr. P. Jayasankar
Jan 2012 - Jan 2017

Technologies available for commercialization of ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar

The Brief of the Technologies are being provided below. For details on technical specification, Terms of Trade, Terms and Conditions, Price, etc. please Contact: Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar

Jayanti Rohu

01 Name of the Technology: Jayanti Rohu

  • Source of Technology: Fish breeding
  • Year of release: 2002
  • Agro-climatic zone: ALL
  • Description of technology: Jayanti rohu was developed through selective breeding, by selecting rohu, Labeo rohita from different founder populations of North Indian Rivers
  • Critical inputs required: NO
  • Observations to be recorded: YES
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Cifax
CIFAX

02 Name of the Technology: CIFAX

  • Source of Technology: Medicine
  • Year of release: 1997
  • Agro-climatic zone: ALL
  • Description of technology: CIFAX is a chemical formulation for fish against parasitic diseases & bacterial diseases. It prevents and cures ulcerative diseases of freshwater fishes. Control measures for parasitic and bacterial infections. It is very effective against epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS).
  • Critical inputs required: NO
  • Observations to be recorded: yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Immunoboost-C
Immunoboost-C

03 Name of the Technology: Immunoboost-C

  • Source of Technology: Medicine
  • Year of release: 2006
  • Agro-climatic zone: ALL
  • Description of technology: Immunoboost-C is an immunostimulant to improve brood fish health and seed production in carps. It modulates the fish immunity against microbial diseases and has been proven through extensive trials conducted at many aquaculture regions in India. It is also given to spawn, fry and fingerlings through bath treatment during seed transport.
  • Critical inputs required: NO
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

FRP Portable Carp Hatchery
FRP Portable Carp Hatchery

04 Name of the Technology: FRP Portable Carp Hatchery

  • Source of Technology: seed production
  • Year of release: 2006
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) carp hatchery has proved to be a very effective tool in carp seed production which will be beneficial to the farmers
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Portable_Magur_Hatchery
Portable Magur Hatchery

05 Name of the Technology: FRP Magur Hatchery

  • Source of Technology: Magur hatchery Tank
  • Year of release: 2008
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Magur has its high market demand due to its protein rich flavor and medicinal value. The portable magur hatchery is a simple device comprising a stand on which are placed a row of plastic tubs (12 cm die, 6 cm high). Water supplied from the overhead tank through a common pipe to all the tubs with individual control tabs. It includes egg incubation and hatching.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Cifacure
CIFACURE

06 Name of the Technology : CIFACURE

  • Source of Technology: Medicine
  • Year of release: 2008
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: CIFACURE is used for controlling common bacterial and fungal infections of freshwater ornamental fishes
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Cifa-Cryo
CIFA-CRYO

07 Name of the Technology: CIFA-CRYO

  • Source of Technology:
  • Year of release: 2010
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: CIFACRYO is a manually operated handy cryofreezer for gamete cryopreservation. This manually operated handy cryofreezer is used for the cryopre-servation of milt of freshwater fish species.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

CIFABROOD
CIFABROOD

08 Name of the Technology: CIFABROOD

  • Source of Technology: Fish feed
  • Year of release: 2013
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: CIFABROOD’ is an exclusive carp brood stock diet, adequately rich in essential nutrients. It advances gonad growth and maturation,
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Spot_Agglutination_Kit
Spot Agglutination Kit

09 Name of the Technology: Spot Agglutination Kit

  • Source of Technology: Medicine
  • Year of release: 2017
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Spot Agglutination Kit’ is used for quick on farm diagnosis of Edwardsiellosis, Aeromoniasis and bacterial gill disease of Indian major carps.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Dot_Elisa_Kit
DOT ELISA KIT

10 Name of the Technology: DOT ELISA KIT

  • Source of Technology: Testing kit
  • Year of release: 2017
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: DotELISA kit’ is used for diagnosis of Edwardsiellosis, Aeromoniasis and Bacterial gill disease of carps. It detects the bacterial antigens of Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Flavobacterium branchiophilum in infected tissues upto 72 hours of death and antibodies in serum for disease diagnosis and routine health monitoring of fish stock.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

CARP_Starter
CIFA- CARP STARTER

11 Name of the Technology: (CIFA- CARP STARTER)

  • Source of Technology: Fish feed
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Nursery phase is one of most critical phases in the production of stock able seed materials in carp culture. Generally, it is observed that the recovery of spawn to fry and fry to fingerling is low (25-30% and 40-50%,
  • respectively in farmers’ practice). To address this problem, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar has developed a carp nursery feed which ensures over 80% survival, better growth and uniform sized fingerling production. This feed is highly nutritious and palatable. The feed is suitable for carp seed growers to enhance their production and profitability
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

CARP_Grower
CIFA- CARP GROWER

12 Name of the Technology: CIFA- CARP GROWER

  • Source of Technology: Fish feed
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Carp grower phase is one of most important phase for production of marketable fish in carp culture. Generally, it is observed that the profit by using commercial/handmade feed in grow out culture is very minimum and taste of the fish is also not up to satisfaction of customers. The fish may not be healthy by using commercial feed. To address this problem, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar has developed a carp grower feed which ensures better growth, improved FCR, higher palatability to fish, disease resistance and tastier fish. This is suitable for carp growers to enhance their production and profitability.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

NanoPlus
Nanoplus @CIFA

13 Name of the Technology: Nanoplus @CIFA

  • Source of Technology: Fish feed additative
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: ZincSelenium Nanoplus is a formulation prepared from nanoparticles of two important trace minerals i.e. Zinc sulphate and Sodium selenite and used as a fish feed additive.
  • Addition of these two trace minerals to fish feed in nanoparticle form has synergistic effect on promoting growth, better feed utilization and disease resistance in fish. It improves breeding performance, egg developments. It keeps the fish fin and scale healthy and intact and promotes rapid wound healing. Moreover, it reduces the toxicity of other minerals and heavy metals contamination of water
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Fish_Hydrolysate
Fish Hydrolysate

14 Name of the Technology: Fish Hydrolysate

  • Source of Technology: Fish waste formulation
  • Year of release: 2020
  • Agro-climatic zone: All
  • Description of technology: Fermentation of Fishery Waste with molasses, yeast and Starter Culture at ambient temperature extracts amino acids, fatty acids, macro and micronutrients, minerals and trace Hormone and peptides. Recycling of fish prawn processing waste in to the final product has PH 4.0-4.5 and is self-stable without any microbial contamination. The product is Chlorophyll and Plankton enhancer, nutrient supplementation, immunity booster, antibacterial and fungal effects.
  • Critical inputs required: No
  • Observations to be recorded: Yes
  • Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

Commercial-viable Technology by ICAR-CIFA

1- Name of the Technology: ARGULUS - PCR Detection Kit for A. siamensis and A. japonicas

Source of Technology: Diagnostic Kit

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: In Indian aquaculture, Argulosis caused by Argulus sp., predominantly A. siamensis and A. japonicus, is one of the most devastating and economically important disease of freshwater culture system. A loss to the tune of Rs.300 crore per annum has been estimated due to this disease in India. Rapid detection and identification of this pathogen is of paramount significance for timely implementation of effective counter measures. Argulosis management measures should be species-specific for far-reaching results because both species of Argulus demonstrate differences in infection and pathology patterns. The Argulus Detection Kit utilizes the polymerase chain reaction as the method in species-specific identification of the two important Argulus sp., A. siamensis and A. japonicas.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

2- Name of the Technology: A PCR Based Rohu-Catla Hybrid Detection Kit

Source of Technology: Diagnostic Kit

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: A PCR based identification kit has been developed which can identify in a hybrid in just two steps with genomic DNA as starting material. This is a specific kit designed for the identification of Labeo rohita (rohu), Catla catla (catla) and their Hybrid in the early life stages. This technology would really be of great use for those producers and buyers for screening of quality seeds and moreover it would be a stepping stone for seed certification programs for both government and private hatcheries

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

3- Name of the Technology: Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) PCR- based diagnostic kit

Source of Technology: Diagnostic Kit

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: The koi herpes virus is also known as cyprinid herpes virus 3 (CyHV3), belonging to the family Alloherpesviridae and widely distributed in different geographical regions around the globe. The outbreak of the virus causes mass mortality among populations of koi Cyprinus carpio koi and common carp cyprinus carpio carpio, with clinical signs such as swelling and necrosis of gill filaments, sunken eyes and excessive mucous production leading to discolouration of skin.the ready to use PCR kit contains the components for polymerase chain reaction that allows rapid amplification of KHV DNA using the gene specific primers.the nested pcr kit can detect up to single virus particle in tissues. This kit can be used in disease surveillance, developing control measures and detection of virus in hatcheries and farms

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

4- Name of the Technology: Spring Viraemia of Carp PCR–based diagnostic kit

Source of Technology: Diagnostic Kit

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: The spring viraemia of carp (SVC) is a fatal rhabdovirus infection in several carp and ictalurid fish species capable of causing an acute haemorrhagic and contagious viraemia that mainly attack the kidney, gill, spleen and encephalon. The causative pathogen is a single, non-segmented RNA virus responsible for huge economic losses in various countries.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

5- Name of the Technology: White Tail Disease {(Macro brachium Rosenbergii Nodavirus

(MrNV)} Detection Kit

Source of Technology: Diagnostic Kit

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: White Tail Disease (WTD) or White Muscle Disease (WMD) has caused mass mortality in larval and early juvenile stages as well as devastating production loss in culture systems of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (scampi) in many countries, particularly India, China, Thailand and Taiwan. Recently, it has been reported from Australia also.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

6- Name of the Technology: FRP demand fish feeder

Source of Technology: Fish feeder

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: The feeder is 30 lit capacity, which can hold 10 kg of pelleted feed (depends on the shape and size of the feed particles) with feed platform and protecting cover against rain. The feeder is suspended from MS pipe stand with the activating mechanism extending into the water through the conical portion of the hopper. The developed system would reduce the feed loss up to 15%, maintaining the appropriate water quality. In one acre pond area up to 6no’s feeders (based on biomass of fish) are required to deliver feed.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

7- Name of the Technology: Mechanical pond applicator

Source of Technology: Pond applicator

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Mechanical pond applicator’ is used for effective application of different inputs like lime, inorganic fertilizer, medicines and manure slurry. The raft design has central tank and suction chamber with bifurcated delivery mouth. It spreads the input uniformly and effectively which reduce the man power and is cost efficient

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

8- Name of the Technology: Starter-M

Source of Technology: Magur feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Starter-M is nutritionally balanced and highly palatable feed for baby magur. It ensures faster growth and high larval survival

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

9- Name of the Technology: Nanox-Antibiofouling and Wound Healing Nano formulation

Source of Technology: Fish feed additive

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Nano based anti-biofouling and wound healing formulation for aquaculture and veterinary applications. Antimicrobial activities of different metal nanoparticles such as gold, sulphur, and selenium, silver, copper, zinc, iron, TiO2 and magnesium oxide were studied with different bacterial and fungal isolates/strains of aquaculture importance. Among them zinc oxide, copper oxide, iron oxide, aluminium oxide, silver, silver -titanium dioxide, magnesium oxide, gold, selenium and sulphur nanoparticles showed broad spectrum antibacterial and antifungal activities. Similarly, Metal nanoparticles such as zinc oxide, copper oxide and selenium showed antialgal properties

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

10- Name of the Technology: Bind Add (Feed Binder Cum Additive)

Source of Technology: Feed additive

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Bind add is used in animal and fish feed industries as a feed additive during palletization and Feed development, it will be reduce the cost of production and enhance the nutritive of the feed material the product has good amount of macro and micro nutrients, essential amino acid and fatty acids, minerals and trace minerals hormone and peptides. The also contains chitosan derivatives and chito-oligosaccharides for disease resistance and immune booster. The product also contains taurinewhich is only found in fishery waste

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

11- Name of the Technology: Diesel operated new aeration device for large aquaculture ponds

Source of Technology: Aeration device

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: ALL

Description of Technology: It is an aeration device for large aquaculture pond which increases the dissolved oxygen (DO) level of the water approximately double in 2 hrs.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

12- Name of the Technology: Boneless whole carp

Source of Technology: 

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Boneless whole carp’ technology has been developed using a manual deboning procedure, without distorting the shape of fish. Spiced boneless carp is a ready to use product in retail market. Roasted whole carp can be very good fast food item as a carry home pack.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

13- Name of the Technology: Magur Culture

Source of Technology: Fish Breeding

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Breeding and hatchery management of Clarias batrachus (Magur).

Suitable in tropical and sub-tropical areas where water temperature is 27-32 °C.

Critical inputs required: NO

Observations to be recorded: Yes

Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

14- Name of the Technology: Murrel Culture

Source of Technology: Fish Breeding

Year of release: No

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Grow out culture of striped murrel (Channa striatus). Generally striped murrel is an air breathing fish. Ponds with steep dyke and size-0.1-0.5 ha are preferable for murrel culture.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

15- Name of the Technology: Prawn Culture

Source of Technology: Prawn culture 

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Grow out culture of freshwater prawn. Suitable for areas where water Temperature remains >24 °C for at least 6-8 months

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

16- Name of the Technology: Pearls Culture

Source of Technology: Pearls Culture

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Pearls known as ‘Queen of Gems’ have been occupying a unique place due to their fascinating beauty ever since their discovery in ancient time. It is a natural gem that is produced by a living organism and does not require the treatment by lapidary. Pearl farming is a billion dollar industries and one of the world’s largest aquaculture activities in terms of value Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

17- Name of the Technology: CIFA-GI Scampi

Source of Technology: Prawn Breeding

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: A genetically improved faster growing strain of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergi (also called ‘scampi’) was developed through selective breeding 

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

18- Name of the Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita) Natural killer enhancing factor B cDNA clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody-ELISA based assay  Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Rohu NKEF-B was found to be having lytic property against both Gram positive and negative bacteria. It’s presence in serum at low level could be easily detected by standardized ELISA using this produced polyclonal antibody and the recombinant protein generated in this technology. With an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance pattern to conventional synthetic antibiotics, this fish recombinant protein could be a potential alternative to antibiotics.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

19- Name of the Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita) Glutathione peroxidase 1 cDNA clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody-ELISA based assay Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Rohu GPX-1 was found to be having antioxidant property. It’s presence in serum at low level could be easily detected by standardized ELISA using this produced polyclonal antibody and the recombinant protein generated in this technology. Further, the clone could be of further use for vaccine candidate screening against important bacteria and parasites of fish

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

20- Name of the Technology Rohu (Labeo rohita) CuZn superoxide dismutase cDNA clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody-ELISA based assay

Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Rohu CuZnSOD was found to be having strong antioxidant activity. It’s presence in serum at low level could be easily detected by standardized ELISA using this produced polyclonal antibody and the recombinant protein generated in this technology, for its further evaluation as marker in ecotoxicological studies

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

21- Name of the Technology: cDNA clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody from rohu and sarana

Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Recombinant Hepcidin of sarana and rohu was found to be having lytic property against wide range of both Gram positive and negative bacteria. With an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance pattern to conventional synthetic antibiotics, this recombinant protein could be a potential alternative to antibiotics. It could be also used for development of ELISA based assay system.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

22- Name of the Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita) Lysozyme G cDNA clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody-ELISA based assay

Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Rohu lysozyme G was found to be having lytic property against both Gram positive and negative bacteria. It’s presence in serum at low level could be easily detected by standardized ELISA using this produced polyclonal antibody and the recombinant protein generated in this technology. With an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance pattern to conventional synthetic antibiotics, this fish recombinant protein could be a potential alternative to antibiotics

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

23- Name of the Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita) Glutathione-S-transferase (mu) clone in expression system for recombinant protein-polyclonal antibody-ELISA based assay

Source of Technology: Rohu (Labeo rohita)

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: GST(mu) was found to be having role in detoxification of chemical cures in aquaculture. It’s presence in serum at low level could be easily detected by standardized ELISA using this produced polyclonal antibody and the recombinant protein generated in this technology. As it is very species-specific, the recombinant protein-based ELISA would be able to measure its activity at low level. Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

24- Name of the Technology:Aeronomas hydrophila Attenuated vaccine strain

Source of Technology: Attenuated vaccine

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Aeromonas hydrophila, a free-living Gram-negative bacterium, causes a wide variety of symptoms either as a primary, secondary or opportunistic pathogen in a variety of aquatic and terrestrial animals, including human beings. A. hydrophila infection is the scourge of fresh and brackish water fish farming worldwide and is considered as a significant economic problem in Indian aquaculture over the past decade. The bacteriu

m causes various diseases in fish named as haemorrhagic septicaemia, dropsy, epizootic ulcerative syndrome, haemorrhagic enteritis, and red body disease. Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

Suitability for the Programme: OFT/FLD

25- Name of the Technology:Immunoboost-C Source of Technology:

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Immunity of mother fish and its transfer to offspring was modulated by use of suitable immunostimulants maximum 15 days before breeding. An immunostimulant viz. Immunoboost – C was developed, field tested and commercialized for use throughout the country. It is estimated around 30% more carp seed production in Immunoboost – C injected fishes. The Immunoboost-C is also administered to young hatchlings through bath treatment to enhance the seed survivality by more than 50% and to reduce the stress during seed transport.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

26- Name of the Technology:CIFABROODTM

Source of Technology: Fish feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: To address this inherent problem in seed production an urgent need was felt to scientifically develop a brood stock feed suitable for Indian major carps. Generally, in oviparous carps the embryonic development is completely dependent on the stored energy provided in the eggs following fertilization and the nutrient necessary for this is transferred from female brood during egg formation. Indian carps were confirmed to utilize lipids rather than protein for their embryonic development. Since millions of eggs mature simultaneously and derive all the essential nutrients from the brood mother, there is always chance of deficiency in one or other component either due to lack in mother’s diet or due to malnutrition. Therefore, adequate nutrient source through exogenous diet containing indispensable amino acids (IAA), long-chain fatty acids (PUFAs), selected vitamins and trace elements must be provided to the brood prior to maturation in such a way that voluntary dietary intake becomes optimum.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

27- Name of the Technology:Feed for Carp Polyculture ‘CIFACA’

Source of Technology: Fish feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: CIFACA was formulated were tested through on-farm evaluation at the experimental ponds of ICAR-CIFA and in the farmer's pond. Later, there some alternate feed ingredients were incorporated to make the feed cost-effective without losing the performance.

The FCR of the feed is 1.5.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

28- Name of the Technology:Magur Fry Feed ‘CIFAMA’

Source of Technology: Fish feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: CIFAMA was formulated with ideal fish feed ingredients. The feeds were tested in different Magur hatcheries in the country including at ICAR-CIFA. CIFAMA is nutritionally balanced and highly palatable Magur FRY. It ensures faster growth and high larval survival (Over 60%). 60 days feeding of CIFAMA is good enough to get healthy fingerlings. The feed is available as crumbles. However, the powder feed can be used as moist pellets. The feeds in both forms are very stable in the aquatic environment. An ordinary dry and cool place is suitable to store feed packets.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

29- Name of the Technology:Pangas Larval Feed ‘Starter Pangas’

Source of Technology: Fish seed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Starter-Pangas is nutritionally balanced and highly palatable for baby pangas. It ensures faster growth and high larval survival. Two weeks feeding of Starter-Pangas is good enough to get healthy fry with 80% survivability. The feed is available as dry crumbles. An ordinary dry and cool place is suitable to store feed packets

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

30- Name of the Technology:Pangas Fry Feed ‘Pangas Grow-I’

Source of Technology: Fry Feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: ICAR-CIFA, after conducting several feeding trials developed a feed ‘Pangas Grow-I’ under ICAR’s Outreach ‘Fish Feed’ project to meet the nutritional requirement of pangas fry. Pangas Grow-I is a granular feed that is fed in the 2nd and 3rd month of life of Pangas fry or till the fish reaches 5 g body weight. Pangas Grow-I is nutritionally balanced and highly palatable to Pangas fry and ensures faster growth with about 80 % survival of fry. Ordinary dry and cool places are suitable to store the feed.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

31- Name of the Technology:Pangas Fingerling Feed ‘Pangas Grow-II’

Source of Technology: Fingerling Feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: ICAR-CIFA, after conducting several feeding trials developed a feed “Pangas Grow-II” under ICAR’s Outreach ‘Fish Feed’ project to meet the nutritional requirement of pangas fingerlings. Pangas Grow-II is a pelleted feed which is fed at 5g body weight of fish till reaches 50 g body weight. Pangas Grow-II is nutritionally balanced and highly palatable to Pangas fingerlings and ensures faster growth with about 80 % survival of fingerlings. Ordinary dry and cool places are suitable to store feed packets.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

32- Name of the Technology:Farm-Made Grow-Out Carp Feed ‘Gram-Ca-Feed’

Source of Technology: Carp Feed

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Carp grow-out feed ‘Gram-Ca-Feed’ was formulated with locally available ingredient. The dry pelleted feed was tested through on-farm evaluation at the experimental ponds of ICAR-CIFA. Later the feed was evaluated in the farmer’s pond in Odisha and West Bengal. With the use of Gram-Ca-Feed, feed cost was drastically reduced and carps were produced with FCR of 1.47

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

33- Name of the Technology:Magur Hatchery

Source of Technology:

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Since there was no hatchery for Magur in India, so it was imminent to develop the same because the demand for the seed of Magur is very high due to its high value Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

34- Name of the Technology:CIFACURE

Source of Technology:

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar is proudly announcing a product called “CIFACURE” for controlling bacterial and fungal infections that occur commonly in freshwater ornamental fishes. This product can be used in the aquarium and other outdoor tanks where the ornamental fish is grown. It can control many bacterial diseases like hemorrhagic septicemia, ulcers, finrot, trilrot, eye disease, mouth fungus and other fungal infections. This medicine is available in 25 ml dropper bottles which is easy to use.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

35- Name of the Technology:Broodstock Diet for Striped Murrel, Channa Striata

Source of Technology:

Year of release: NO

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Broodstock diet ensures the development of striped murrel broodstock in captive condition irrespective to season and unavailability of live fishes. It reduces the dependency on live fish and the cost of feed. Broodstock diet has been specially developed for better gonadal maturation and spawning performance upon induced breeding. Striped murrel readily accept the developed broodstock diet and its balanced nutrient helps in timely maturation of gametes. The development of broodstock diet has opened the avenues for farmers/entrepreneurs to develop the striped murrel broodstock in their respective places for commercial seed production. Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

36- Name of the Technology: CIFA M-Check for External Injuries Caused by Argulus or any Secondary Pathogens in Fish

Source of Technology:

Year of release: 2023

Agro-climatic zone: All

Description of Technology: Three potential chemical ingredients (Component A, Component B and Component C) were mixed in an optimum combination to develop the final product i.e. CIFA M-Check. A single application of CIFA M-Check can effectively control argulus ulcers in fish. It has also been noticed to heal bacterial infections or ulcers in fish and prawn. In addition, CIFA L-Check treatment should be followed by the CIFA M-Check application for the treatment of external injury and secondary infection caused by argulus. (details enclosed). It has been tested both in wet laboratory and more than twenty farmers field, and found to be very effective.

Critical inputs required: No

Observations to be recorded: Yes

Intellectual Properties of ICAR-CIFA

Patents Granted

# Title Patent No. Date of Grant
A manually operated low cost handy cryofreezer for gamete cryopreservation IN251022 16.02.2012
Male-specific protein of Indian major carp (Labeo rohita) – A key for sex differentiation and brood stock management IN252072 24.04.2012
A method and an apparatus for developing gonodal maturity in carp IN275820 22.09.2016
A process for differential sero-diagnosis of gram-negative bacterial infections and detection of their toxins in human food in reference to fish and fish products using polyclonal antibodies to their less cross reacting and highly specific extra cellular products antigen IN277749 29.11.2016
Competitive ELISA for diagnosis and sero monitoring of microbial infections in cultured freshwater fishes IN277740 29.11.2016
An improved aeration device for large aquaculture pond IN313754 04.06.2019
An artificial medium for in vitro culture of glochidia larvae of Freshwater mussels IN348367 30.09.2020

Patent Filed:

# Title Application No. Filed Year
A method of producing antibacterial extracts from fresh water algae 749/KOL/2011 2011-12
Process of unambiguous identification of intergeneric hybrid of rohu and catla (Family Cyprinidae) using molecular marker based kit. 343/KOL/ 2013 2012-13
A method for identification and differentiation of two important argulus species Argulus siamensis and Argulus japonicas. 1108/KOL /2013 2013-14
Process for purification of ABC binding protein of Aeromonas hydrophila. 672/KOL/2014 2014-15
Purified recombinant Gial cell-derived Neurotropic Factor (GDNF) of rohu carp, labeo rohita. 201631036694 2016-17
Spring- less apparatus for holding bivalves during a pearl production surgical operation. 201731011799/KOL/2017 2016-17


Designs Granted

  1. Mechanical Pond applicator (210262 in class12-99, 21. 05.2007)
  2. Mechanical fish harvester (218326 in class 22-05 at Kolkata 1/9/2008)

Trademarks Granted

  1. CIFAXTM (28.04.2008)(Application Regn. No.- 796393 in class 1 at Kolkata)
  2. Jayanti rohuTM (30.6.2005) (Application Regn. No.- 1368991 in class 31 at Kolkata)
  3. CIFABROODTM Carp Brood stock diet (18.03.2011) (Application Regn. No.- 1792420 in class 31 at Kolkata, 05.03.2009)
  4. CIFA CARP-STARTER (Application Regn. No. 4522450 in class 31 at Mumbai, Date-21.01.2021)
  5. CIFA CARP-GROWER (Application Regn. No. 4522478 in class 31 at Mumbai, Date-23.01.2021)
  6. NANOPLUS @ CIFA (Application Regn. No. 4522451 in class 31 at Mumbai, Date-23.01.2021)
  7. CIFA GI- SCAMPI (Application Regn. No. 4522477 in class 31 at Mumbai, Date-23.01.2021)

Books in Hindi

# Title Price (in Rs.)
Machli evam jhingo ka rog nidan 100
Meethe pani me moti sambardhan 200
CIFA Pradyogiki 200

Books in English

# Title Price (in Rs.)
Breeding and seed production of asian cat fish 200
Genetic improvement methods in Asiatic carps 200
Aquatic pollution and management 650
Giant freshwater prawn complex 200
Aquaculture technologies for farmers (2009 Ed) 650
Aquaculture technologies for farmers(2011 Ed) 400
CIFA : 25 years of freshwater aquaculture research 750
Strategies for Aquaculture Development 350
Fish Feed Resources and Farm Made Feed 300
A manual on giant freshwater prawn hatchery 100
Invited Papers on Application of Solid State Fermentation Technology in Aquaculture 500
Rohu (Labeo rohita) Database 500

Computer CDs

# Title Language Price (in Rs.)
Catfish(Magur)farming Hindi/Oriya/English 300
Freshwater Prawn hatcheries for boosting prawn production Hindi/Oriya/English 300
Ornamental fish breeding and Culture English 300
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