• 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

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balasubbu 
Balasubramanian. C. P. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist & SIC, CCD
Discipline : Fish and Fisheries Science
Division : Crustecean Culture Division
Specialization : Fish and Fisheries Science
Research areas:
  • Shrimp and mud crab aquaculture
  • Reproductive endocrinology of crustaceans with special reference to captive breeding
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Zoology (with specialization in Fish and Fishery Science) in 1986, and PhD in Marine science in 1995 I am working in CIBA since 1994. My research efforts over the past 27 years have been focused on different aspects of marine crustacean husbandry and management with an emphasis on the crustacean reproduction in relation to the seed production. The research works have been conducted to understand and resolve the reproductive dysfunction of penaeids in seed production industry. In mud crabs I am focusing on both species inhabiting in Indian waters, Scylla serrata and S. olivacea). The larval history of both species has been successfully closed, and technology developed for hatchery production of S. serrata. The taxonomic and nomenclature confusion of Indian mud crab species have been resolved using molecular techniques. Presently I am focusing on development of an Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture system in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Development of Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture in Sindhudurg District, MaharashtraMangrove Cell, Maharashtra
2Issues in Biology, reproduction and larval rearing of candidate crustacean species for brackishwater AquacultureInstitute
3Whole genome sequencing of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicusICAR

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Biotechnology overseas Associateship for conducting advanced research for a period of six months by Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India
  • ICAR award for outstanding Interdisciplinary team research in Agricultural and allied for 2011-12
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Balasubramanian, C. P., S. S. Cubelio, D. L. Mohanlal, A. G. Ponniah, Raj Kumar, K. K. Bineesh, P. Ravichandran, A. Gopalakrishnan, A. Mandal, and J. K. Jena. "DNA sequence information resolves taxonomic ambiguity of the common mud crab species (Genus Scylla) in Indian waters." Mitochondrial DNA (2014): 1-6
  2. Balasubramanian, C. P, Isidro Jose Fierro, and Brian Tsukimura 2010. Stimulation of ovarian growth by methyl farnesoate and eyestalk ablation in penaeoidean model shrimp, Sicyonia ingentis Burkenroad, 1938. Aquaculture Research 41.12: 1887-1897
  3. Balasubramanian, C. P., Pillai, S. M., & Ravichandran, P. (2005). Zero-water exchange shrimp farming systems (extensive) in the periphery of Chilka lagoon, Orissa, India. Aquaculture International, 12(6), 555-572
  4. Balasubramanian, C. P., & Suseelan, C. (2001). Distribution and population structure of deep-water crab Charybdis smithii (Decapoda: Portunidae) in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. Bulletin of marine science, 68(3), 435-449
  5. Merlin, J., D. L. Mohanlal, C. P. Balasubramanian, Tomy Sherly, T. Subramoniam, J. Syamadayal, P. Ravichandran, A. G. Ponniah, C. Gopal, and K. K. Vijayan 2015. Induction of vitellogenesis and reproductive maturation in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon by 17ß-estradiol and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone: in vivo and in vitro studies. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 59, no. 3 (2015): 166-175
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Balasubramanian, C. P., S. S. Cubelio, D. L. Mohanlal, A. G. Ponniah, Raj Kumar, K. K. Bineesh, P. Ravichandran, A. Gopalakrishnan, A. Mandal, and J. K. Jena. "DNA sequence information resolves taxonomic ambiguity of the common mud crab species (Genus Scylla) in Indian waters." Mitochondrial DNA (2014): 1-6
  2. Merlin, J., D. L. Mohanlal, C. P. Balasubramanian, Tomy Sherly, T. Subramoniam, J. Syamadayal, P. Ravichandran, A. G. Ponniah, C. Gopal, and K. K. Vijayan 2015. Induction of vitellogenesis and reproductive maturation in tiger shrimp, Penaeus monodon by 17ß-estradiol and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone: in vivo and in vitro studies. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development 59, no. 3 (2015): 166-175
  3. Kumar, S. Satheesh, R. Ananda Bharathi, J. J. S. Rajan, S. V. Alavandi, M. Poornima, C. P. Balasubramanian, and A. G. Ponniah. 2013.Viability of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in sediment during sun-drying (drainable pond) and under non-drainable pond conditions indicated by infectivity to shrimp. Aquaculture 402 (2013): 119-126
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Present day Indian shrimp farming almost entirely depends on aquaculture of exotic white shrimp, Penaeus vannamei .
Sole dependence on a single species cast doubt about the sustainability of Indian shrimp farming.
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