Training on Breeding and Seed Production of Murrel and Anabas

23rd August, 2014, Bhubaneswar

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), ICAR, Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar organized a national training on “Breeding and seed production of Murrel and Anabas” (21-23 August 2014).

Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA emphasized on the importance of Murrel and Anabas as candidate species for diversification and climate resilient freshwater aquaculture. This institute is in the process of dissemination of the breeding technology on Murrel and Anabas, he added. Both species are high value fishes and have high demand in many states.

Training on Breeding and Seed Production of Murrel and AnabasTraining on Breeding and Seed Production of Murrel and AnabasTraining on Breeding and Seed Production of Murrel and Anabas

During the training, brood stock development in concrete cistern, preparation of hormone pellets, breeding, estimation of breeding performance, larval rearing, seed segregation and feeding to different stages of both Channa striatus and Anabas testudineus were demonstrated to the participants. Most of the classes were practical and participants got sufficient exposure to handle the fish, hormone injection, egg collection, hormone pellet preparation, larval collection, feeding etc.
The trainees included farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and administrator from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha.

The training  was coordinated by Dr. Rajesh Kumar and Dr. U. L. Mohanty. A training manual on “Breeding and seed production of Murrel and Anabas” was released and distributed to the participants.

(Source: ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar)