• 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 

kannappan 
Kannappan, S. Dr
Designation : Principal Scientist
Discipline : Fish Processing Technology
Division : Crustecean Culture Division
Specialization : Fish Processing Technology
Research areas:
  • Shrimp culture
  • Aquatic microbiology
  • Development of marine therapeutic agents
Brief profile:

After taking masters in Fisheries Science area specialized in Fish processing Technology, 1993 [year] and PhD in Fisheries Microbiology in 2002 (On deputation) I am working in CIBA since 1996 [year] on. I currently work in division of CCD in CIBA. I have worked on the Development of bio-therapeutic agents from marine resources and enhancement of livelihood of coastal fisher folk through aquaculture technologies, I have contributed to . I have interests in Seed production and grow-out practices of native Indian Brackishwater shrimps.

Current Research Projects (3 important ones):

NoTitle Funded By
1 Development of inhibitors for controlling quorum sensing marine V.harveyiduring shrimp larvicultureDBT
2Upgradation of breeding and culture technology of Indian White Shrimp Fenneropenaeus Indicus through stock evaluation and culture demonstrationsInstitute

Recognitions (National & international level) :
  • Won ICAR Out-standing Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agriculture and Allied Sciences for the year 2011-2012 on “Diversification of Livelihoods among women SHGs through Aquaculture technologies in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram Districts of Tamilnadu”
Best 5 Publications during the career:
  1. Gopal Krishna, Gopalapillay Gopikrishna, Chavali Gopal, Shrinivas Jahageerdar, Pitchaiyappan Ravichandran, Sudalyandi Kannappan, Subramaniapillai M. Pillai, Sivagnanam Paulpandi, Remanibhaskaran P. Kirana, Ramamoorthy Saraswati, Gundaboena Venugopal, Dilip Kumar , Thomas Gitterle, Carlos Lozano, Morten Rye, Ben Hayes (2011). Genetic parameters for growth and survival in Penaeus monodon cultured in India. Aquaculture, Vol. 318 (1–2), 74-78.
  2. Kannappan, S., Manja, K.S (2011). Efficacy of lactic acid bacteria in the reduction of trimethylamine-nitrogen and related spoilage derivatives of fresh Indian mackerel fish chunks. African Journal of Biotechnology. 10 (1) 42 – 47.
  3. Jithendran, K. P. Shekhar, M.S., Kannappan S and Azad, I.S (2011). Nodavirus Infection in Freshwater Ornamental Fishes in India: Diagnostic Histopathology and Nested RT-PCR. Asian Fisheries Science 24:12-19.
  4. Moorthy G, Sastry TP, Murugan G D, Kannappan S, Suguna L (2012). Sun light mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles as carrier for 6-mercaptopurine: Preparation, characterization and toxicity studies in zebrafish embryo model. Material Research Bulletin. 47 (9) 2113- 2119.
  5. Sivakumar K, Kannappan S (2013). Inhibitory effect of marine algae collected from the East and West coast of India against luciferase and luminescence producing Vibrio harveyi. Afri. J. Biotechnol. 12 (22) 3493- 3502
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years:
  1. Kannappan S, Sivakumar K and Patil PK (2013). Effect of garlic extract on the luciferase, bio-luminescence, virulence factors produced by Vibrio harveyi with a challenge during Penaeus monodon larviculture. Afr. J. Microbiol Res. 7 (18) 1766 -1779.
  2. Kannappan S, Sivakumar K, Patil PK (2013). Extraction and detection of N-acyl homoserine lactones from shrimp pathogen Vibrio harveyi and antagonistic effect of terrestrial plants against its growth. Afri J. Microbiol Res. 7 (26) 3275- 3284.
  3. Sivakumar K, Kannappan S , Dinesh kumar M, Patil PK (2014) Antagonism of marine macro alga Kappaphycus alvarezii extract against luminescence disease causing Vibrio harveyi during Penaeus monodon larviculture. Afri. J. Microbiol. Research. 8 (6) 458- 469.
  4. Sivakumar K, Kannappan S, Dineshkumar M & Patil PK (2014). Evaluation of marine macro alga, Ulva fasciata against bio-luminescent causing Vibrio harveyi during Penaeus monodon larviculture. Afri J. Microbiol Res. 8 (8) 803 – 813.
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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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