Priority Areas of Fisheries Science Division
  • Development and up-gradation of databases of finfishes, crustaceans, molluscs and other important aquatic organisms including their molecular aspects.
  • Mapping potential fishery resources of the country using geospatial data and remote sensing for generating computer-based models on fishery management in open waters.
  • Development of sustainable management models for open water fisheries resources in the context of changing resource structure and climatic conditions.
  • Developing/upscaling of seed production and grow-out technologies of important species of commercial and conservation value of freshwater brackishwater and marine ecosystems.
  • Species and system diversification of commercially important fish species for freshwater, brackishwater and marine aquaculture.
  • Stock improvement of commercially important finfish and shellfish species  for growth, disease resistance and other traits of importance through selective breeding and marker-assisted selection.
  • Breeding and rearing of ornamental finfishes and shellfishes of freshwater and marine origin.
  • Development of cost-effective and nutritive diets for different life stages of diversified fish and shellfish species, including ornamental species.
  • Undertaking aquatic animal disease surveillance for preparedness against disease outbreak.
  • Development of diagnostics, vaccines and disease management measures for current and emerging diseases.
  • Development of genomic resources for important fish and shellfish species through whole genome sequencing and transcriptome analysis.
  • Water budgeting in inland aquaculture.
  • Development of eco-friendly fishing craft and gear for responsible fisheries.
  • Post-harvest value addition from fish and fish wastes
  • Development of industrial nutraceutical products from aquatic organisms
  • Reduction of harvest and post-harvest losses of fish through mitigation measures.
  • Development of fish farming technology for inland saline and sodic areas.
  • Human resource development through higher education and training in different aspects of fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Policy advisory for addressing various issues of fisheries and aquaculture.
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