Milestone Achievements of Fisheries Science
  • Extended and multiple breeding of Indian major carps for year round seed production.
  • Technology of intensive carp culture and production levels of 10-15 tonnes/ha/yr.
  • Developed improved Rohu (Jayanti) with 17% higher growth realization per generation after eight generations through selective breeding.
  • Species diversification of freshwater aquaculture for over a dozen of important fish species such as carps (Labeo calbasu, L. fimbriatus, L. gonius, L bata, L. dyocehillus, Cirrhinus reba, etc.), catfishes (Clarias magur, Ompok pabda, O. bimaculatus, Horabagrus brachysoma, etc.),­ other miscellaneous species (Channa striatus, Anabas testudineus, Chitala chitala, etc.)and freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii and M. malcolmsonii), including packages of practices of their breeding and seed production.



  • Developed technology of breeding, seed production and farming of important coldwater species including trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Schizothorax richardsonii) and mahseers (Tor putitora,Neolissocheilus hexagonolepis).
  • Breeding, seed production and culture technology for important brackishwater and marine finfishes such as milkfish (Chanos chanos)pearlspot (Etroplus suratensis)Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer), cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and Silver pompano (Trachinotus blochii), etc.


  • Grow-out production technology for commercial marine shrimp farming in coastal and inland saline areas.
  • Broodstock development, breeding, larval rearing of important marine ornamental fishes including damsels and clown fishes.


  • Milt cryopreservation protocols for over 30 fish species of commercial and conservation importance.
  • Developed feeds for different life stages of important finfishes, freshwater prawns, marine shrimps and ornamental fish species, and their commercialization (eg., Bhetkiahar for sea bass, Vannamei+ for L. Vannamei).
  • Developed immunological and molecular diagnostics for important pathogens and transboundary diseases, and development of therapeutics and chemical formulations for disease control (eg. CIFAX for EUS, CIFACURE for controlling common bacterial and fungal infections of freshwater ornamental fishes).
  • Disease monitoring in aquaculture systems through National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) involving 24 organizations in 15 states and one Union Territory of India (West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Assam, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, J & K, Bihar and Andaman & Nicobar Islands) covering over 100 districts.
  • Enhanced fish production from 100-200 kg/ha/year to 1000 kg/ha/year in beels/ wetlands through pen culture.
  • DNA barcoding of over 600 fish and shellfish species.
  • Genetic stock characterization of over 30 important finfish and shellfish species of commercially important and conservation values.
  • Database for 3436 finfishes (both indigenous and exotic) developed.
  • Description of 50 new fish species from freshwater and marine ecosystems.
  • Fish stock assessment and generation of fish production database of Indian marine sector.
  • Developed and demonstrated technologies of cage culture of important fish species in marine and freshwater systems.
  • Developed designs of new-generation, fuel-efficient and multi-purpose fishing vessels.


  • Developed by catch reduction devices (BRDs), Juvenile fish excluder and shrimp sorting device (JFE-SSD) and turtle excluder device (TED) for trawls.
  • Developed a number of value added fish products including, extruded products, battered and breaded products, smoked products, fish pickle, ready to serve fish products, specialty products and thermal processed products from low valued fishes, and industrial products viz., Chitin and Chitosan from crustacean wastes.
  • Developed nutraceutical products from aquatic resources such as Calcifat, Chitone, Opex, Green algal extract and Green mussel extract and PUFA.


  • Designed and developed equipments and gadgets of fisheries importance viz., mechanical pond nutrient applicator, etc. and eco-friendly hybrid solar dryers for hygienic preservation of fish.
  • Human resource development through post-graduate (both PG and Ph.D.) programmes in different disciplines in aquaculture and fisheries, and capacity building of fishers, fish farmers, fisheries officials and entrepreneurs through need-based training.
  • Providing advisory support for framing policy issues pertaining to fisheries and aquaculture to Govt. of India.