New CIFA Regional Research Centre in Gujrat

2 August 2011, Bhubaneswar

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar, Odisha has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Anand Agricultural University (AAU), Anand for the establishment of Regional Research Centre of the Institute in Gujarat. 

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar and Dr. K. B. Kathiria, Director of Research and Dean, Post-Graduate Studies, AAU signed the MOU in presence of Vice Chancellor, Dr. A. M. Shekh; Dr. A. K. Sahu, Head, Aquaculture Production and Environment Division, CIFA; Dr. P. Patel, Director, Extension Education, AAU and Dr. P. R. Vaishnav, Registrar, AAU.

This will be the fourth regional centre of CIFA, others being located at Rahara (West Bengal); Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) informed Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA. The Centre will function from the ATIC building of the University as well as from the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (AAU), Devataj of Sojitra Taluka.  It will cater to the research and extension needs of freshwater aquaculture of Gujarat as well as the neighbouring States.

The Centre will develop location specific technologies for freshwater fish farming. Besides, the Centre would contribute to capacity building of line department officials and impart need based training for fish farmers. Standardization of breeding and culture techniques of regionally important freshwater fish species would also be the thrust area of research of this center.

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