Canares Aquaculture LLP to set up seabass start up hatchery in India

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) has announced the signing of an MoU with the start-up Canares Aquaculture LLP at Karnataka's Kumta for transfer of sea bass seed production technology.  ICAR-CIBA Director K K Vijayan told IANS that this is...Read more

PM to launch measures to improve fisheries sector in Bihar

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) for Bihar envisages an investment of Rs 1390 crore with Central Share of Rs 535 crore and the additional fish production target is pegged at 3 lakh tons. During the current financial year (2020-21), Government of India has sanctioned the proposal of Government of B...Read more

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in Bihar

The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 10, 2020 via video conferencing. The flagship scheme is aimed at focused and sustainable development of the fisheries sector The Prime Minister said that the Matsya Sampada Yojana is being launched in line w...Read more

MPEDA sets up quality control lab in Porbandar

The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) has opened a quality control laboratory here to facilitate tests for seafood processors and exporters to confirm product safety as per international regulatory requirements, the central agency said. The laboratory is equipped with advanced testing instrumen...Read more

ICAR-CIFT launches Refrigerated Fish Vending Kiosk ‘Chillfish’

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (ICAR-CIFT) Cochin has designed and developed an energy-efficient Refrigerated Fish Vending Kiosk for selling fish in the village, urban and municipality areas. The unit called ‘Chillfish’, has been developed using f...Read more

WHO recognizes seaweed's benefits in combating COVID-19

 A research article underlining the potential of seaweed as an effective immunotherapy against COVID-19 has been added to the WHO’s Website Section of 'COVID-19 Global Literature on Coronavirus Disease' to help  in the fight against the pandemic.  The article was co-authored by Dr A...Read more

Seafood supply chain start-up Captain Fresh bags 2.3 million pre-series A funding  

  Seafood Supply Chain (B2B) start up Captain Fresh, has raised $2.3 million (Rs 17.2 crore at current exchange rates) in pre-Series A funding. Early-stage investor Ankur Capital led the round, Bengaluru-based Captain Fresh said in a statement. Incubate Fund India and some Silicon Valley-based angel investo...Read more

CMFRI to study status of 27 species of marine mammals &sea turtles

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) launched a research project to assess the status of 27 species of marine mammals and five species of sea turtles in Indian waters.  The study aims to address the crucial information gap on status of stocks of marine mammals as well as of sea turtles. Rs...Read more

Shrimp industry, may decrease 20% due to Covid-19 outbreak: ICRA  

    Global demand for shrimp is estimated to contract by 20 per cent due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic around the world followed by localised demand disruptions. As per an ICRA note, there is bound to be considerable volatility through the year. Higher-cost protein consumption like shrimp is al...Read more

Aquaconnect launches 3 hubs in AP to facilitate technology  

    Aquaconnect, the aquaculture technology start-up, has launched three centres in Andhra Pradesh, at Bapatla, Ongole and Avanigadda, to facilitate technology adoption among farmers in the region.  These centres, called Aquaconnect Hubs, will sell inputs such as feed and equipment to aquaculture...Read more

Impact of lock down on aquaculture farming  

     The nationwide lockdown to counter the deadly contagion of Coronavirus demanded closure of offices with no or fewer people working. As such, the repercussions of the lockdown were felt by the aquaculture sector as well. According to a report from the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology,...Read more

FAO, India conducts online training on AMR for fisheries & animal husbandry

A two-day online training course on Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) for the members of the Indian Network for Fisheries and Animal AMR (INFAAR) was held on June 22-23, 2020. Tomio Shichiri, FAO Representative, India inaugurated the USAID-ICAR-FAO Online Training Course. The training provided a comp...Read more