ICAR-CIBA’s technology clientele bags National Fisheries Award 2020

The Nambikkai Fish Farmers Group, Tamil Nadu and Sai Aqua Feeds, Andhra Pradesh bagged the “Best Fisheries Self Help Group” and “Best Fisheries Enterprise Award - 2020” for adopting the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai’s “Fish Waste-to-Wealth” a...Read more


ICAR-CIBA organises webinar on Biofloc Farming Technology  

      The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai conducted a National Webinar on “Biofloc based aquaculture: A way forward”. In his inaugural address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR impressed upon the immense potential of the biof...Read more


ICAR-CIFA inaugurates aquaculture field school at Subarnapur

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIFA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha inaugurated the “Aquaculture Field School (AFS)” at the farm of Kailash Chandra Sahoo, Subarnapur, Puri on November 10, 2020. Dr S K Swain, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, ...Read more


CIBA inks MoU with Fisheries dept. Kerala to set up a multi- species fish hatchery  

      Chennai-headquartered ICAR-Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture (CIBA) has partnered with the Fisheries Department in Kerala to set up a multi- species fish hatchery under the aegis of the government to increase brackish water fish production in the state.  An MoU was signe...Read more


FreshToHome secures $121 Mn in funding from Investment Corporation of Dubai  

 FreshToHome, an online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, announced that it has raised USD 121 million funding. The funding round was led by Investment Corporation of Dubai, Investcorp, Ascent Capital, DFC, Allana Group and other investors. Barclays was the advisor for the transaction, it added. Inves...Read more


ICAR inaugurates Ornamental Fish Culture Unit in Odisha

Dr B.K Das, Director, ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata and Swami Ashrananda, Centre Head, Ramakrishna Sevashram, Bhadrak inaugurated a Ornamental Fish Culture Unit at Ramakrishna Sevashram, Bhadrak, Odisha on October 24, 2020. The Unit has been established for women of the Sch...Read more


Alfalfa touted as the next best Aquafeed

Scientists of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USA and their collaborators have discovered that fish such as Yellow perch love the fish pellets made with a protein concentrate derived from alfalfa’s protein-rich leaves. They're experimenting with alfalfa as part of a broader effort to find suitable a...Read more


ICAR-CMFRI announces John’s snapper seed production technology

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), has successfully developed seed production technology of John’s snapper (Lutjanus johnii) first ever in India. Success in captive spawning and seed production of the fish, which was carried out at the Visakh...Read more


Singapore based seafood start up Shiok Meats raises$12.6 Mn from Aqua-Spark  

 Aqua-Spark, the first investment fund focused on sustainable aquaculture, announced an investment in Shiok Meats (“Shiok”), the world’s first cell-based crustacean meat company based in Singapore. Shiok is the first cell-based meat company in South East Asia, and the first and only cell-bas...Read more


ICAR-CIBA partners with Canares Aquaculture

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) Chennai signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the start-up  Canares Aquaculture which is owned by the Fisheries Sciences Graduates.The event coincided with the launching of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sa...Read more


CIBA outsources phages production to Chennai based firm

Central Institute of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M/s Salem Microbes Private Limited, Salem, Tamil Nadu on  September 18, 2020 for production and marketing of a phage based product developed by the Aquatic Anim...Read more


Menon’s MrFeed increases shrimp survival rate against EMS: Study

A recently published study of MrFeed from San Diego-based Menon Renewable Products revealed that shrimp feed formulations including MrFeed at an 18 per cent inclusion level had significantly higher survival rates when exposed to Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS), when compared to the survivability of shrimp fed tradi...Read more