Last Updated:23rd June,2022  

Fisheries Science

Thematic wise Achievements
Fish feed production unit was established by ICAR-CIARI with a production capacity of 80 to 100 kg per hour.
Dweep-Carp Grower Feed was developed which can be fed to the Indian Major Carps from fingerlings to marketable size.
Baseline data has been collected and compiled from a total of 1174 fish farms located in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and necessary advices on better management practices were provided to the fish farmers.
Reported the dual infection of Infectious Hypodermal and Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV) and White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in wild marine shrimps and crabs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Occurrences of various freshwater and marine fish & shellfish parasites and incidences of bacterial & fungal infections were reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
An ornamental fish hatchery involved in breeding and seed production of 12 strains of fishes has been established.
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on freshwater aquaculture sector has been studied from stakeholders across the Islands and a policy framework was developed for sustainable aquaculture sector.
An vertical mud crab fattening unit was developed to fatten the water crabs.
An indoor biofloc unit was developed for the culture of finfishes and shellfishes.
Aquatic Biodiversity:
A total of 56 species of finfishes inhabiting insular freshwater bodies have been documented from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A new species of snakehead species ‘Channa royi’ has been discovered and described from the Andaman Islands.
A total of 20 COX-I gene sequences has been generated for the freshwater fishes of Andaman Islands.
A new species of eel ‘Gymnothorax andamanensis’ has been discovered from South Andaman Islands.
Baseline assessment of marine debris was studied from the fish landing centers of South Andaman Island.
Capture fisheries:
The diversity of elasmobranchs (sharks, rays, skates) was studied from the fish landing centers of Andaman Islands.
Food and feeding studies of major perch fishes were studied from the fish landing centers of Andaman Islands.
The pandemic impact of the coastal fishermen of Car Nicobar Island were studied through field surveys and personal interviews.
An inventory of women seafood vendors were prepared through field surveys from South Andaman and Car Nicobar Island.
Policy brief’s were developed for the sustainable development of marine fisheries sector in the Islands
A concept of coastal fisheries information hub was developed and launched in Car Nicobar Island to support coastal fishing activities of Nicobar traditional communities in Car Nicobar.
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