Technology transfer of users friendly, sensitive and cost-effective White Spot Syndrome (WSSV) diagnostic kit, improved version, to start-up company ‘Aura Biotechnologies Limited, Chennai’ by ICAR-CIBA

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between ICAR-CIBA and M/s Aura Biotechnologies Private Limited, Chennai on 11th May 2017 for the transfer of technology of a DNA based nested-Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) diagnostic kit for the detection of lethal shrimp pathogen White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV). ...

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Financial Advisor & Additional Secretary, ICAR-DARE, Shri Sunil Kumar Singh visited ICAR-CIBA, Chennai on 5th May, 2017

Shri Sunil Kumar Singh, Financial Advisor and Additional Secretary, DARE/ICAR made his maiden visit to ICAR-CIBA, Chennai on 5th May 2017, to familiarise with the R&D activities and discuss the financial related matters. Dr. K.K. Vijayan, the director, ICAR-CIBA welcomed him and explained various activities and role played by ICAR-CIBA in the research and development of brackish water aquaculture in country citing the various achievements of ICAR-CIBA and technology backstopping profile of the institute ...

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CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer: Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, AP signs MOU, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA

ICAR-CIBA has developed cost effective and quality feed shrimp feed using indigenous feed ingredients for vannamei farming, and the feed is promoted as the ‘Vannami plus’. The technology is being transferred to series of private entrepreneurs for up scaling and commercial production on a non-exclusive basis. As a new addition to the list, on 4th May 2017, ICAR-CIBA signed ...

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ICAR-CIBA launched “Vanami Shrimpapp” a mobile app on Pacific white shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) farming

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) has launched an android based mobile app – “Vanami shrimpapp” for the dissemination of technical information among the stakeholders of shrimp farming sector. Presently this app provides information on ...

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ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture Foundation Day celebrated as OPEN DAY for school students

The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, (ICAR-CIBA), Chennai observed its 30th “Foundation Day” on 4th April 2017, as an “Open Day” for school students. The students visited the laboratories at ICAR-CIBA Headquarters and farm facilities at Muttukadu Experimental Station of CIBA.

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International Women’s Day Celebrations at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai, 8th March 2017

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Our Institute, ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, which functions with good understanding of the equality and diversity of gender in the workplace ...

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ICAR-CIBA convened its 22nd Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting on 20th Feb, 2017

The 22nd Research Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting of ICAR-CIBA was organised on 20th Feb, 2017, in its headquarters at Chennai, with the participation of ICAR nominated RAC members under the chairmanship of Dr. K. Gopakumar, Former Deputy Director General (Fisheries). Distinguished ICAR nominated members such as Dr. V. V. Sugunan, Former ADG (Fisheries) ...

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Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Minister for Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industry, Govt. of Kerala visited ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) on 13th Feb., 2017

Smt. J. Mercykutty Amma, Honourable Minister of Fisheries, Harbour Engineering and Cashew Industries, Govt. of Kerala visited ICAR- CIBA, Chennai on 13th Feb, 2017. Honourable Minister was accompanied by the Fisheries Secretary, Kerala state and Fisheries Officers. Dr K.K. Vijayan, the Director, ICAR-CIBA welcomed the team and explained the role played by CIBA in promoting brackishwater aquaculture in this country ...

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Industry stakeholder consultation on Blue economy: Jointly organised by FICCI and ICAR-CIBA, Chennai on 27th February 2017

As a part of India’s Business Engagement with Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) countries, Industry stakeholder consultation on Blue economy was conducted jointly by FICCI and ICAR-CIBA on 27th February 2017 at Chennai. This was an initiative by the FICCI task force on Blue Economy to build the economic connect with the IOR ...

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National Productivity Week – 2017 at CIBA

The National Productivity Week – 2017, was celebrated at this Institute during 12th – 18th February 2017. The original theme of the celebration is “From Fish Waste to profits through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse”. As suitably suggested by the Director, ICAR-CIBA, Dr. K.K. Vijayan, the week was observed with the theme “From Fish Waste to profits through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse”...

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Launching of desi brand of formulated shrimp feed for vannamei on ppp mode for shrimp farming sector developed by ICAR-CIBA at the Farmers meet at Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh on 4th February 2017

Sri Prathipati Pulla Rao, Honounarble Minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Government of Andhra Pradesh commercially launched the CIBA VannameiPLUS feed, distributed Soil and Water Health Cards, and released CIBA publications in the Brackishwater Aquaculture Farmers Meet...

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Institute Management Committee (IMC) meeting held on 27th Jan 2017

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Republic Day Celebrations at CIBA

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Training Programme for Export Inspection Agency (EIA) officials on “Field level diagnosis, prevention and control of diseases of shrimp and finfish in brackishwater aquaculture” by Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division at CIBA-Chennai

A short training programme on “Field level diagnosis, prevention and control of diseases of shrimp and finfish in brackishwater aquaculture” conducted on 19th and 20th January 2017 for the Export Inspection Agency (EIA) officials was conducted by the Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division (AAHED) of ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquculture (CIBA), Chennai. Nine officers of EIA from EIA centres located at Mumbai, Veraval, Chennai, Nellore, Vishakhapatnam, Kochi and Kolkata ....

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Stock improvement programme on the indigenous shrimp species of India, a step forward: Brackishwater farming demonstration of Indian white shrimp species Penaeus indicus , along the selected coastal states of India

For the first time, farming demonstration trials were conducted along the selected coastal states to evaluate the performance of Indian White Shrimp Penaeus indicus under the NFDB sponsored programme “Upgradation of Breeding and Culture Technology of Indian White Shrimp Penaeus indicus through stock evaluation and culture Demonstration” research project....

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ICAR CIBA celebrates National Youth Day

National Youth Day was celebrated on 12th January 2017 by ICAR-CIBA, Chennai with participation of Scientists, Staff and Research Scholars, below the age of 35 years. Dr.K.K.Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA remarked apart from digitizing research documents and data, the time has come for making digital monetary transactions....

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ICAR-CIBA, Chennai conducts ‘Agricultural Education Day’ programme

ICAR-CIBA, Chennai conducted ‘Agricultural Education Day’ on 3rd December 2016 to create awareness to the school children on the importance of agriculture and vitality of agriculture education. School students, a total of 66 along with 5 teachers from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Island grounds, ...

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WORLD FISHERIES DAY : ICAR-CIBA

The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA) observed the ‘World Fisheries Day’ at Kottaikadu village in Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu. During this occasion the fisher youths of Idaikazhinadu panchayat were mobilised to create awareness on the importance of conservation of aquatic resources which provides livelihood to millions of people and motivated them to preserve ..

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National Seminar on ‘Prophylaxis in Aquaculture’ organised by ICAR-CIBA on 16th November 2016

A national seminar on “Prophylaxis in Aquaculture’’ was organised under Consortium Research Platform on vaccines and diagnostics on 16th November 2016 at ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA), Chennai..Consortium partners from national institutes viz..

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Successful captive rearing of Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) using natural seed in brackishwater pond to the stage of maturity for the first time by ICAR-CIBA at Kakdwip, West Bengal

Hilsa, (Tenualosa ilisha), the popular migratory fish along the Bengal river-sea ecosystems, is one of the delicacies of Bengalis, both at West Bengal and Bangladesh, associated with culture and emotions of Bengalis of Indian subcontinent and even overseas. In spite of huge demand, production of Hilsa.... is limited to around 72000 metric tons, of which, India produces only 15-20%.

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ICAR-CIBA conducted Training workshop – cum – Aquaculture Health Camp on “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures in Brackishwater Aquaculture’’ in Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture organized Training workshop – cum – Aquaculture Health Camp on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures in Brackishwater Aquaculture at Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu on 28th September, 2016 under the support of “National Innovations in Climate Resilient Aquaculture (NICRA)...

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National workshop on ‘Capacity building and harmonisation of PCR diagnosis of aquatic animal diseases’ with special references to shrimp farming, concluded at CIBA - 5th October 2016

The first phase of capacity building and harmonisation of PCR diagnosis of aquatic animal diseases, the National training programme on “Molecular diagnosis of shrimp diseases” was held during 3rd - 5th October 2016 at ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (ICAR-CIBA), Chennai. The programme with hands on training was organised in collaboration with the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (CAA), Marine Products Development...

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ICAR-CIBA- Chennai conducts programme to provide exposure to city school students on brackishwater aquaculture and related scientific careers and entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture fields under ARYA

India is primarily an agricultural country where more than 50% population is involved in agricultural activities. High poverty and wide spread unemployment and poor dignity attached with farm work in rural areas push rural youth to alternate means of livelihood. This trend is further aggravated by the relatively low rate of return from agricultural activities...

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National Workshop on Biofloc based aquafarming technology in brackishwater at ICAR-CIBA

The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR-CIBA) organised a National workshop-cum-training programme during September 15-17, 2016 to disseminate the knowledge on Biofloc-periphyton based brackishwater aquaculture technology to farmers, researchers and other stakeholders from various parts of India...

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Swachhta Campaign at ICAR-CIBA, Chennai - 2nd October 2016

The Swachh Bharat or Clean India Mission was conceived by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi to motivate and galvanise Indian citizens from all walks of life to achieve by 2019 Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India. The Mission - visualized as the thanks giving offering of the Indian populace to the Father of the Nation on his 150th birth anniversary ..

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Brackishwater farmer from Kerala received national award “Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antodaya Krishi Puraskar- 2016” by ICAR

Shri. A. Baburaj a traditional brackishwater fish-farmer from Kozhikode district of Kerala nominated by ICAR-CIBA, Chennai has been awarded with “Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Antodaya Krishi Puraskar- 2016” by ICAR. Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare presented the award for zone XI at the function organised at Indian Institute of Spice Research, Kozhikode, Kerala on 25th September 2016 ..

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ICAR- CIBA signs MoU with brackishwater farmer’s group for technical support to develop sustainable polyculture models in Kerala

ICAR- Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai signed an MOU with Shri. Suresh Babu and his associates from Ernakulam Dist., Kerala for technical partnership and assistance relating to develop innovative farm based polyculture model in brackishwater system on 27th August 2016 at CIBA, Chennai. Under the agreement, CIBA will partner with the farmer ..

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Collaborative Research Partnership (CRP) between ICAR- CIBA and Hatsun Agro Products Ltd to develop an organic microbial product (MP) for aquatic animal health and improved production

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between ICAR-CIBA and M/S Hatsun Agro Products Ltd. Chennai on 29th Aug 2016 for a collaborative research project on development of biodynamic products for application in shrimp aquaculture. The joint research project will be focusing on developing and optimizing..

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ICAR-CIBA signed MoU with Westland Marine Private Limited, Nellore, for the technology transfer of “Indigenous formulated shrimp feed” developed by CIBA, for the sustainable shrimp farming, Chennai, 27th August 2016

Increasing cost of formulated shrimp feed is a growing concern in sustainable farming, because it drives the cost of production upwards and decrease the profit margin for the farmers. ICAR-CIBA has developed cost effective and quality feed using indigenous feed ingredients for vannamei farming, the ‘Vannameiplus’.

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