A PCR Based Rohu Catla Hybrid Detection Kit

Brief Description: 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.

FRP Portable Carp Hatchery

Brief Description: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP) carp hatchery has proved to be a very effective tool in providing carp seed production which will be beneficial to the farmers. It can be transported, installed and operated in remote places to ensure easy and timely availability of seeds. FRP hatchery is suitable for fish breeding in field conditions for 10-12 kg of carps in one operation and can be used as a tool for bio-diversity conservation.

Licensee: M. R. Aquatech, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Mechanical Pond Applicator

Brief Description: 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, input tank and suction chamber with bifurcated delivery mouth. It spreads the input uniformly and effectively which reduces the man power and is cost efficient.

Demand fish feeder

Brief Description: The demand fish feeder is made-up of Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) material. Fish fed by the demand feeder gained an average of 12.61% more weight than hand-fed fish. It is maintenance free and easy to operate. It was tested in cisterns of 10m3 capacity at the CIFA farm, Bhubaneswar for a period of 110 days to evaluate its efficiency against that of hand feeding the fish. The use of FRP demand fish feeder can save the substantial cost of feed and man hours for feeding.

Off-season rohu breeding

Brief Description: Labeo rohita are usually breed during June-July-August. However L rohita are bred during winter months with photo-thermal manipulation. Both males and females were matured with photoperiod as well as temperature manipulation. Where as males were matured when photoperiod alone was manipulated. The brood was induced bred during January-February. The fecundity, fertilization and hatching rate were 1.2-1.5 X 105 95%, 90%, respectively.