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Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) had its beginnings with in the Pond Culture Division of Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) in Cuttack in 1949. In its efforts to emphasize on freshwater aquaculture research, it established the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Training Centre (FARTC) over 147 ha campus at Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. This finally gave birth to a fully developed independent institute in 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 Unitedd 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.

Aquaculture Production and Environment Division


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.

 Thrust Areas
  • Species and system diversification in freshwater aquaculture.
  • Captive broodstock development, induced breeding and culture of indigenous freshwater finfishes and shellfishes
  • Surrogate brood fish development.
  • Stock upgradation of brood stock in carp hatcheries using
  • Selective breeding of freshwater prawn
  • Aquaculture system development (Aquaponics, Biofloc etc)
  • Macro and micro nutrient budgeting of freshwater fish production system.
  • Aquatic environment management
  • Water budget modelling of freshwater fish production system.
  • Use of plastics in aquaculture
  • Farm mechanization
  • Dissemination of technologies to the farming community

Fish Nutrition and Physiology Division


Mandate:
  • Basic and strategic research to develop feed for various life stages of Freshwater fishes
  • Human Resource Development through training, education and extension
 
Thrust areas:
  • Development of database on regional specific feedstuff and seasonal variation in nutrient composition of feedstuff
  • Study on essential amino acid and vitamin requirement of freshwater fishes
  • Accurate quantitative requirements for essential fatty acid particularly during larval development and maturing brood stock
  • Feeding protocol and feed quality standards for diversified species
  • Nutrient and energy budget in fed fish culture
  • Optimization of inclusion level of non-conventional feed resources in fish feed
  • Nutrient-gene interaction studies in fish
  • Feed additive for promotion of productivity and growth in freshwater aquaculture
  • Neuropeptide regulation of reproduction in fishes
  • Climate change on reproductive physiology in fishes
  • Development of finisher diets for fish
  • Development of appropriate feed processing technology for improving the feed and nutrient use efficiency.
  • Microbial nutrition
  • Nutraceuticals and functional food aids

Fish Health Management Division


  • Monitoring national fish disease outbreaks and serological screening of diseases
  • Development of vaccine using molecular techniques
  • Molecular characterization of important bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi
  • Application of probiotics in aquaculture
  • Immunity and immunomodulation in fish
  • Maternal immunity in craps and their role in seed survival
  • Standardization of cell culture of Carps
  • Repository of pathogenic bacteria and immuno diagnostic reagents
  • Isolation and characterization of bacteria associated with nutrient cycles and bioremediation
  • Biodiversity and identification of microorganisms important to aquaculture
  • Nanotechnology in aquaculture
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar-751002, ODISHA, INDIA
Phone: 91-674-2465421,2465446 FAX: 91-674-2465407
E-Mail: Director.Cifa@icar.gov.in(link sends e-mail), 
Website: www.cifa.nic.in

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