• Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
    Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Hon. DG ICAR and Secretary, DARE is handing over hatchery produced seabass seeds to farming women during his visit to CIBA
  • Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
    Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister for Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, Climate Change and Ministry of Earth Sciences visited CIBA Stall at 3rd India International Science Festival – 2017
  • ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
    ICAR-CIBA and TNFU join hands for sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
    Brackishwater cage farming of seabass fish harvest at Vennangupattu village
  • ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine
    ICAR-CIBA receiving prize for its Hindi magazine "Jal Tarang" at 89th Foundation day celebrations of ICAR on 16th July 2017
  • CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
    CIBA’s Desi Shrimp Feed Technology Transfer with Sri Sathvika Aqua Agro Industries Private Limited, Ongole, for the shrimp feed mill and Vannami Plus technology, an ARYA initiatives from CIBA
  • An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
    An entrepreneur cheerfully holding a bag of hatchery produced milkfish seeds during the event of seed release
  • Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
    Dr. E.G. Silas, Founder Director CIBA & Former V.C, KAU unveiling the logo SCAFi on August 26, 2017 at Headquarters, Chennai
  • Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
    Shri. Radha Mohan Singh, Hon. Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare releases the products developed by ICAR-CIBA during 89th ICAR foundation day celebrations in New Delhi
  • Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
    Farm reared mud crab, Scylla serrta: a potential candidate for lucrative brackishwater farming
  • Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
    Pond reared Mystus cat fish, Mystud gulio using captive bred seed in KRC, CIBA, West Bengal
  • Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
    Non invasive sampling of gonads of milkfish broodstock at CIBA, Muttukadu – a skilled expertise in captive breeding of milkfish
  • Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
    Scanning electron micrograph of microsporidian parasite Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) of shrimp, continue to be disease of concern for shrimp farming in India
  • Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared Milkfish, Chanos chanos during sampling in Andhra Pradesh
  • Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
    Farmed vannamei shrimp with black gill disease is further screened for other OIE listed pathogens at National Referral Laboratory for Brackishwater Aquatic Animal Diseases, ICAR-CIBA .
  • Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
    Pond reared mud crab ready for marketing in the hands of tribal women at Sorlagondi village, Nagayalanka, Andhra Pradesh
  • Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
    Seabass nursery rearing demonstration at Onjal village, Navsari, Gujrat
  • Vannamei shrimp
    Vannamei shrimp
  • Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
    Nurserry rearing of seabass fry in hapas with active participation of women farmers at Pazhaverkadu, Tamil Nadu
  • Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds
    Pile of farm-reared seabass harvested from pond in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh using hatchery produced seeds

Scientific-Staff 

aritra 
Aritra Bera, Shri
Designation : Scientist
Discipline : Aquaculture
Division : Finfish Culture Division
Specialization : Fish reproductive endocrinology & stress physiology
Research areas:
  • Brackishwater aquaculture
  • Application of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs) in finfish breeding
  • Reproductive endocrinology and stress physiology
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Aquaculture in 2010 and PhD in Aquaculture in 2016 I am working in CIBA since 2014 on development of brackishwater aquaculture. I currently work at Fish Culture Division (FCD) in CIBA. I have worked on finfish breeding, basic biology, reproductive endocrinology and polyculture in farmer’s pond. I have contributed to artificial breeding of Milkfish (Chanos chanos). I have interests in application of germline stem cell and sex determination in finfish breeding, stress physiology of brackishwater candidate species in context of climate change and improvement of recirculatory aquaculture systems for early maturation of fnfishes having long life.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Evaluation of reproductive biology, breeding, larval biology and seed production of candidate finfish species for Brackishwater aquaculture developmentInstitute
2Development and refinement of finfish culture technologies for sustainable brackishwater aquaculture development Institute
3Biotechnological interventions and application of bioinformatic tools for improvement of brackishwater fish and shellfishInstitute
Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Awarded NIBB international internship for carrying out advanced research in fish germline stem cell at Laboratory of Molecular Genetics for Reproduction in National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Okazaki, Japan, during 2012 in the topic ‘Effect of hypoxia on germline stem cells and sex differentiation in medaka (Oryzias latipes) [ fully sponsored]
  • Awarded ICAR, Junior Research Fellowship for post -graduation study in Aquaculture during 2008-2010
  • Outstanding performance(B.F.Sc) award and medal of recognition by teachers association(WBUAFS)
  • Award for best publication of the year (Highest Impact factor): ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai. 2015
  • 1st Class First. (Gold Medalist) in Bachelor Degree (B.F.Sc) in the year 2008
  • Certificate of Achievement from Alltech for the paper on ‘Alternatives to antibiotic growth promotants in aquaculture’ during Alltech’s Yong Animal Scientist Award, USA, 2008
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Sawant PB, Bera A*, Dasgupta S, Sawant BT, Chadha NK, Pal AK (2014) p53 Dependent Apoptotic Cell Death Induces Embryonic Malformation in Carassius auratus under Chronic Hypoxia. PLOS ONE 9(7): e102650. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102650 * is corresponding author
  2. Bera, A., Dasgupta, S., Sawant, P.B., Chadha, N.K., Pal, A.K. (2011) Cyclic long term hypoxia impairs endocrine and reproductive functions in gold fish, Carassius auratus. Indian J. Sci.Technol.Vol.4 No.S8. 243-244.
  3. Bera, A., Sawant, P.B., Pal, A.K., Chadha, N.K., and Dasgupta, S. (2010) Responses of hypoxia on gold fish reproduction. Indian Aqua-Invest Congress and Expo-2010. CIFE, Mumbai; May 26-28.PP.65.
  4. Bera, A., Sawant.P.B, Chadha.N.K, Pal, A.K and Dasgupta.S. (2010) Heamato-Immunological Responses of Adult Gold Fish to Long -Term Cyclic Hypoxia. 21st All India Congress of Zooloy, CIFRI, Kolkata; December 21-23, 2010, PP. 37-38.
  5. Sukumaran, K., Kailasam, M., Makesh, M.,Biswas, G., Kumar, P., Bera, A., Mandal, B., Rekha, M. U., Subburaj, R., Thiagarajan, G. and Vijayan, K. K. (2015). Scope of low volume cages in open water brackishwater finfish aquaculture. 5th International Symposium onCage Aquaculture in Asia 25-28 November, 2015 Kochi. PP. 76.
  6. Aritra Bera, Vikas Phulia, Charan, R. and Neha Saxena. (2013) Alternatives to Antibiotic Growth Promotants in Aquaculture . Aqua International. .PP. 32-36.
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. A., Mandal, M., Sukumaran. K., Makesh, M., Subburaj R., Thiagarajan, G., Rajababu, D. and Kailasam, M. (2015) Improved growth and reduced cannibalism in Asian seabass Lates calcarifer fed with estradiol enrichedfeed. 5th International Symposium onCage Aquaculture in Asia 25-28 November, 2015 Kochi. PP. 119
  2. A., Mandal, B., Kailasam, M. (2015). Biology and induced breeding in milkfish Chanos chanos.Training Manual on ‘Seed Production and Culture of Brackishwater Finfishes’ . ICAR-CIBA. PP: 13-20
  3. Kailasam, M. , Sukumaran, K., Bera, A., Makesh, M., Mandal,B., Rekha, M. U., Kumar, P., Biswas,G., Subburaj, R., Thiagarajan, G. and Vijayan, K. K. (2015). Satellite nursery rearing of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer : bridging the gap between hatchery and the farmer. 5th International Symposium onCage Aquaculture in Asia 25-28 November, 2015 Kochi. 88
  4. Mandal,B., Bera, A., Makesh, M., Sukumaran, K., Rekha M.U.,Thiagarajan,G., Subburaj, R and M. Kailasam (2016) Effect of different light spectrum on Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) larval cannibalism and growth.11th National symposium on innovations in coastal agriculture-current status and potential under changing environment. 14 - 17 January. Bhubaneswar. PP. 169-170.
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