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Fisheries Research Station

Sikka (Dist : Jamnagar)

Year of Establishment : 1992 

     Gujarat state is bestowed with a longest coastline of 1600 Kms amongst all the maritime states of India. The coastline possesses two gulfs viz., Gulf of Kutch and Gulf of Cambay. The continental shelf area is 1.64 lakh sq. km. and Exclusive Economic Zone covers 2.02 lakh sq. km. The state has 3.76 lakh hector of coastal area, providing immense potential for coastal aquaculture as well as mariculture. The coastal and littoral biodiversity is very rich and this is evidenced by marine catch of the state. The state ranks first in India as far as marine capture fish production is concerned.

     The research centre was established in order to utilize Molluscan resources on sustainable base. But as coastal ecosystems got deteriorated duet establishment of industries on the southern periphery of Gulf of Kutch, habitat destruction due to bottom trawling, sand lifting from islands situated in the Gulf and other manmade activities including large fishing fleet, industry-mate fishing resulting into overexploitation of important Molluscan fishery. Department of fisheries , Gov. of Gujarat has established Fisheries Research Station at Sikka to carry out resource survey of economically important mollusks, its habitat and to develop technology for species preservation, production and propagation. The establishment of the present station is also based on the study of a marine zoologist Dr. James Hornel (1905-1917), who studied the marine zoology of Okhamandal in particular and suggested to develop technology for pearl production, preservation and rational exploitation of marine resources for uplifting the living standards of the fishermen and coastal communities.

    The research centre was transferred to Gujarat Agricultural University in the year 1992 and finally merged into J.A.U. w.e.f. May, 2004. Since then this research station is engaged with the Mandate, standardization of technology in pearl production; resource survey of Edible oysters, Pearl oysters and Mussels. And finally to preserve the species of economic importance through hatchery spat production, rearing them and recruit them into natural Pearl oyster habitat. The centre is located 28 km west of Jamnagar and is connected with road.
1. Breeding and Culture of Pearl oyster & Edible oyster.
2. Collection and Identification of different Mollusks in the area.
3. To find out possibilities of Breeding and Culture of other important Bivalves.
1. To breed and culture Pearl oyster in controlled and hygienic condition.
2. To Collect Different Mollusks in the area and identify them.
3. To identify marine Plankton of the area.
4. To culture and maintain nanoplankton and Chaetoceros culture.
5. To standardize optimum salinity for the growth of Chaetoceros calcitrans.
6. To conserve marine biodiversity with captive breeding of endangered species.
7. To prepare database of the marine biodiversity of Sikka coast.
Research Officer and Head
Name : Dr H K Kardani
Address : Fisheries Research Station, JAU, Sikka-361140
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Faculty Profile :
OFFICE STAFF (Non Plan Scheme: 7402)
Sr No
1 Mr. B. G. Mokariya Watchman  
Mr. Piyush Vadher
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Senior Research Fellow
Marine Science
Mr. Bambhaniya Prakash
Junior Research Fellow
Marine Science
Research projects and schemes – ongoing :
Plan Scheme:
1. Establishment of Pearl Oyster Hatchery at Sikka. B. H . 12579
Non Plan Scheme-  “મત્સ્યસંશોધનયોજનાઅનેવિકાસ
1. Breeding and culture of Pearl Oyster (Pinctada fucata)
2. Effect of pH and Temperature on the growth and survival of Nerita sp.
3. Breeding and culture of sea Urchin (salmacis bicolor)
4. Evaluation of heavy metals and minerals composition in seaweed along Sikka coast.
5. Breeding and larval rearing of Nudibranch fauna (Sakuraeolis gujaratica, Atagema spongiosa, Doriopsilla miniata, Jorunna funebris).
Research projects and schemes – Completed:
Non plan
1.  Survival and growth of Pearl oyster in cages in Gulf of Kachchh at Sikka and Okha.
2.  Diversity and distribution of Opisthobranch fauna at Sikka coast
3.  Breeding and larval rearing of Opisthobranch fauna (Elysia tomentosa, Hypselodoris infucata, Erronea onyx (Cowry)
4.  Comparison of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docasahexaenoic acid) content of four marine micro algae culture.
5.  Aspects of biology and fishery of Scylla serrata and Portunus pelagicus in and around Sikka.
6.  Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of phytoplankton of Sikka region.
7.  Diversity and distribution of Brachyuran Crab at offshore Sikka.
8.  Study of faulers and borers of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) in and around Sikka region.
9.  Effect of different salinity on growth of Chaetoceros calcitrans
10.  Effect of mono species diet and mix species diet on growth and survival of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata)
11.  Live feed culture of Nanoplankton Isocrysis galbana and Chaetoceros algae
12.  Breeding and culture of Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata).
13. Breeding and culture of Green mussel (Perna viridis).
14. Study of growth rate of Green mussel (Perna viridis) in hatchery and natural condition(cage).
15. To study the effect of various salinity and feeding rate on Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata)
16. Study of effect of different salinity and light intensity on culture of Isochrysis galbana
17. Breeding and culture of edible oyster (Crassostrea graphoides)
18. Survey of marine edible molluscan of Salaya and Harshad Miyani Creek.
1.  Breeding and culture of Pearl oyster and production of pearls (NATP- FLP-04)
Infrastructure faciltiy major equipment available :
Fisheries Research Station, JAU, Sikka is having basic infrastructural research facilities for carrying out research on breeding and rearing of marine molluscan and other organism There is a separate wet lab along with live feed culture facility and instrumentation room, 6 offices of single span, Library cum lecture room and a Store.
Equipment facility :
1.  Analytical balance
2.  Centrifuge
3.  Hot air oven
4.  Vortex mixture
5.  Hot plate
6.  Water bath
7.  Micro Kjeldahl unit
8.  Spectrophotometer
9.  Incubator
10.  Autoclave
11.  Microscope with recording facility
12.  laminar flow
13.  Deep freezer
14.  Water filteration unit
15.  Water analysis kit
16.  Jumo thermos meter
17.  Humidifier
18.  BOD incubator
19.  Colony counter
20.  Bursen burner with energy regulator
21.  Muffle furnace
Laborateries : 
Fisheries Research Station having facility of wet lab for the breeding of Marine molluscan including pearl oyster, edible oyster, Opisthobranch fauna and other gastropods. The Laboratory possesses the overhead tank facility with water filtration unit, water analysis kit, Nano plankton culture unit and storage facility for different salinities. The laboratory also contains larval rearing facility for different oysters and gastropods.
Major achievement of research  :
1.  The Centre has succeeded in production of Pearl oyster spat for the first time in Gujarat (2002-03).
2.  The Centre has succeeded in the production of mass scale spats of Pearl oyster, very recently (2009-18).
3.  Sea ranching of Pearl oyster larvae for improving pearl oyster population in Gulf of Kachchh
4.  The Centre has standardized Pearl production technique in Pearl oyster Pinctada fucata and has produced more than 3000 good quality pearls.
5.  The Centre got first success in acclimatization and induced spawning in green mussel, Asian Green Mussel (Perna viridis) for the first time in Gujarat.
6.  The time taken for Pearl production is comparatively lower than that of south Indian Pearl Oysters.
7.  Survey of Pearl oyster beds (Locally known as “Kaddahs”) and estimated pearl oyster population in islands.
8.  Succeeded in production of pure culture of nanoplankton such as Isochrysis galbana and Chaetoceros calcitrans and has sustained/maintained these planktons in indoor culture on long term basis.
9.  Under the pearl culture project this station has a successfully produced first and free spherical cultured pearl in December, 1980.
10.  Station has identified and documented 42 (Identified) +6 (unidentified) no of species of Opisthobranch
11.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has got success in the captive breeding of the Echinoderms (Starfish) during year 2017-18.
12.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has got success in the captive breeding of marine Gastropod such as Xancus pyrum, Hemifusus sp, Bursa sp, etc.
13.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has successfully carried out captive breeding of Opisthobranch fauna (total 20 species in 2017-18) and successfully reared them up to 1 mm size.
14.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has provided 2.4 lakh pearl oyster juvenile to MNP for conservation of pearl oyster in GoK in 2018-19.
15.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has provided 1.5 lakh pearl oyster larvae to MNP, Jamnagar to propagate its natural Population in MNP in 2011-12.
16.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has provided 4 lakh D stage larvae to MNP Jamnagar to propagate pearl oyster population in GOK in 2014-15
17.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has provided 2.4 lakh spat to marine national Park, Jamnagar to propogate the pearl oyster population in GoK and generated revenue of 4.8 lakh in 2018-19.
18.  FRS, JAU, Sikka has provided 235 lakh spat to Marine National Park, Jamnagar to propogate the pearl oyster population in GoK and generated revenue of 5.0 Lakh in 2020-21
No of pearl oyster larvae produced and sea ranched in the Gulf of Kachchh
Sr. No.
Pearl Oyster larvae produced
(in Lakh)
NO of pearl oyster larvae sea ranched (in Lakh)
10 2018-19 171.364 100.2
11 2019-20 147.22 87.70
12 2020-21 48.6 30.7
Details of students guided for master degree and phd degree :
Sr no
Name of student
Role of Teacher
Katira Naresh
“Bycatch analysis of stonewada fishing (fixed encircling net) method, at Sikka coast, Gujarat”
Major guide
Bhukya Bhaskar
Fishery, biology and stock assessment of the thinspine sea catfish Plicofollis tenuispinis (Day, 1877) landed along Veraval centre of Saurashstra coast of Gujarat, India
Major Guide
Vagh Sarman
“Fishery, biology and distribution of Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch, 1971) landed at Veraval coast of Gujarat using GIS platform”
Major Guide
Pal Mahendra
Fishery, biology and distribution of Sepia pharaonis (Ehrenberg, 1831) landed at Veraval coast of Gujarat using GIS platform
Major Guide
Toral Munia
“Ecological Assessment of Kadana Reservoir, Gujarat with special reference to fishery.”
Major Guide
Kiran Gohel
“Length – weight Relationship and Biology of Nemipterus mesoprion (Bleeker,1853) landed at Veraval landing center”
Major Guide
7 Katariya Kinjal 2018-19 M.F.Sc. Distribution and diversity of Echinodermata from sikka coast of Gujarat Major Guide
8 Yagnesh Motivaras 2018-19 M.F.Sc. Fishery and Biology of Sardinella longiceps, Valenciennes 1847 landed along Veraval coast of Gujarat Major Guide
9 Jeet Parmar 2019-20 M.F.Sc. Ichthyofaunal biodiversity of Sikka coast, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat major guide
10 Lata Tandel 2019-20 M.F.Sc. Diversity of Brachyuran crab along Sikka coast of Gujarat Major guide
11 Shubham Janbandhu 2020-21 M.F.Sc. Ongoing Major Guide
Act as a Minor guide/Committee member: M.F.Sc. Students: 6 Students
Act as a Minor guide/Committee member: Ph.D. Students: 4 Students
Recommendation :
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Title of Experiment
Recommendation in Vernacular Language
1 Survival and growth of Pearl oyster in cages in Gulf of Kachchh at Sikka and Okha The fish farmers interested to grow pearl oyster in Gujarat are recommended that the pearl oysters grow well in the Gulf of Kachchh with survival rate of 98.3% for the duration of 47 days. The aqua farmers are advised to grow pearl oyster in cages having lesser water current and wave action. ગુજરાતમાં મોતીછીપ ઉછેર કરવા ઈચ્છતા મત્સ્યપાલકોને ભલામણ કરવામા આવે છે કે કચ્છના અખાતમાાં મોતીછી પ૪૭ર દવસના સમયગાળામાાં ૯૮.૩ ટકા જેટલા  જીવંતદર  સાથે સારી રીતે ઉછેર થઇ શકે તેમ છે.  પાંજરામાં મોતીછીપ ઉછેર કરવા ઈચ્છતા ખેડૂતોને પાણીના ઓછા પ્રવાહવાળા અને ઓછા મોજા આવતા હોઈ એવો વિસ્તાર પસાંદ કરવા ભલામણ કરવામાાં આવે છે.
2 Diversity and distribution of Opisthobranch fauna at Sikka coast It is informed to scientific community that the Sikka coast, located in Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat harbours forty-seven species from 35 genera belonging to 18 families of Opisthobranch fauna viz. Hydatina physis, Berthellina citrina, B. delicata, Doriopsis granulosa, Atagema rugosa, A. spongiosa, A. tristis, Jorunna funebris, Thordisa villosa, Rostanga sp., Peltodoris murrea, Carminodoris sp.1, Carminodoris sp.2, Sclerodoris tuberculata, Taringa sublutea, Tayuva lilacinaPlocamopherus ceylonicus, Thecacera sp., Hypselodoris infucata, Goniobranchus bombayanus, G. fidelis, Goniobranchus sp., Mexichromis mariei, Phyllidiella zeylanica, Dendrodoris fumata, D. atromaculata, Doriopsilla miniata, Bornella stellifera, Janolus toyamensis, J. flavoanulatus, Melibe viridis, Phestilla lugubris, Phestilla sp., Trinchesia yamasui, Baeolidia salaamica, Anteaeolidiella poshitra, Phidiana militaris, Cratena poshitraensis, Pteraeolidia semperi, Sakuraeolis gujaratica, Bakawan rotundata, Philinopsis speciosa, Aplysia oculifera, Elysia ornata, E. expansa, E. thompsoni andE. tomentosa
3 Breeding and larval rearing of Opisthobranch fauna (Elysia tomentosa, Hypselodoris infucata, Erronea onyx (Cowry) It is informed to scientific community that Elysia tomentosa, Hypselodoris infucata andErronea onyx (cowry) can successfully rear and bred in captive condition. They can be reared in glass aquaria with seawater with ambient temperature and salinity. The fecundity of Elysia tomentosa ranged from 70,000 to 88,000 during the study and the egg ring size ranged from 100-550 mm and width measured 1 mm. The egg ring colour remains yellow. The size of embryo in the egg ring measured 78.96 *118.44 μ. The size of embryo after three days’ reaches to 87*104.4 μ while size of larvae after 10 days reaches to 102*158μ. The incubation period extends up to 7-10 days. The fecundity of Hypselodoris infucata ranged from 40,000 to 1,25,000 and egg ring size ranged from 17-22 cm. The width of egg ring measured 0.5 cm. The colour of the egg remains off white which turns into light creamish at the time of hatching. The size of embryo in the ring measured 157*157 μ while the size of larvae measured 171* 250 μ and 265* 265 μ at the interval of 15 and 22 days respectively. The incubation period extends up to 5 -10 days. The Erronea onyx (Cowry) shows remarkable parental care by perching its eggs throughout incubation period. The number of egg capsule (gelatinous) ranged from 300-400 depending upon the size of brooders. The number of embryos per capsule ranged from 60-131 number. Incubation period extends up to 30-35 days. Egg capsule size was ranged from 1316*987μ to 1827*2896 μ. The size of embryo ranges from 158*118 μ. The size of larvae after 8 days of hatching reaches to the 240*290 μ while after 15 days the size reaches to the 235*566 μ.
Foulers and Borers of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) in around Sikka region
The aqua farmers of Gulf of Kutch are advised to take appropriate control measures as the Pearl Oysters has been found to be infested by the foulers and borers such as sponges like Cliona vastifica, Cliona Carpenteri, Cliona cellata, Coelentrate like Bryozoa and Hydroids, crustaceans like copepod, Balanus amphrite, pea crab, bivalves like Crossostrea, animals of minor phyla like isopod, amphipod and tunicates like Ascidian sp. And annelids like Tubiculous worm and Serpulid worms.
આથી કચ્છના અખાતમાં મોતીછીપનો ઉછેર કરવા માંગતા મત્સ્ય ખેડૂતોને ભલામણ કરવામાં આવેછે કે કચ્છના અખાતમાં મોતીછીપના ઉછેર દરમ્યાન મોતીછીપ ફાઉલર્સ અને વાલ્વ ને કોરી ખાતા પ્રાણીઓ જેવા કે વાદળીક્લીઓના વાસ્ટીફીકા, ક્લીઓનાકારર્પેન્ટરી, ક્લીઓનાસેલાતા, કોષ્ઠાંત્રી સમુદાય જેવા કે બ્રાયોઝોઅન અને હાઈડ્રોઈડ, સંધીપાદ સમુદાયના પ્રાણીઓ જેવા કે કોપેપોડ, બેલેનસએમ્ફીટ્રાઈટ, પીકરચલા, અને દ્વિકવચિય જેવા કે ક્રોસોસ્ટ્રીયા, ટ્યુનીકેટ જેવા કે સયુંકત એસ્સીડિયન અને ગૌણ સમુદાયના પ્રાણીઓ જેવા કે આઈસોપોડ, એમ્ફીપોડ વગેરેનો ઉપદ્રવ રહે છે. મોતીછીપમાં ટ્યુબીકયુંલસકૃમી અને સર્પેલીડ કૃમિનો પણ ઉપદ્રવ રહે છે
Effect of different salinities on density of Chaetoceros calcitrans
Hatchery owners of Saurastra region are recommended to use 30 PPT saline water to grow Chaetoceros calcitrans for higher growth.
સૌરાષ્ટ્ર વિસ્તારમાં હેચરી ધારકોને કીટોસીરોઝકેલ્સિટ્રાન્સના વધુ ઉત્પાદન માટે 30 પીપીટી ખારાશ ધરાવતા પાણીમાં ઉછેર કરવા ભલામણ કરવામાં આવે છે.
Effect of mono species and mixed species’ diet on growth and survival of pearl Oyster (Pinctada fucata)
Hatchery entrepreneurs  of Saurastra region are recommended to use 50% Isochrysis galbana and 50% Chaetoceros calcitrans as a feed for pearl oyster rearing for better growth and profit
સૌરાષ્ટ્ર વિસ્તારમાં હેચરી ધરાવતા સાહસિકોને ભલામણ કરવામાં આવેછે કે મોતીછીપના ઉછેર માટે 50% આઇસોક્રાયસીસગાલ્બાના અને 50% કીટોસીરોઝકેલ્સિટ્રાન્સનો ખોરાક તરીકે ઉપયોગ કરવાથી વધુ ઝડપી વૃધ્ધિ અને વધુ આવક મળી શકે છે
Aspects of Biology and fishery of Scylla serrata and Portunus pelagicus in and around Sikka
Fishermen community in crab fishing are advised to avoid capture of berried female crabs having orange, greenish, Brownish or blackish eggs for sustainable crab resources.
આથી કરચલા પકડતા માછીમાર સમુદાયને ભલામણ કરવામાં આવે છે કે કરચલા ના વધુ સાતત્યપૂર્ણ પકડાશ માટે ઈંડા(કેશરી, લીલાશપડતા, ભૂખરા કે કાળારંગના) વાળી માદાને પકડવી નહિ.
Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of phytoplankton of Sikka region
The Sikka coast located in Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat harbors 36 Genera/species of phytoplankton among which Amphora spp., Bacillaria paradoxa, Biddulphia mobilensis, Chaetoceros calcitrans, Chaetoceros curvisetus, Coscinodiscus granii, Ditylum sol, Gyrosigma spp., Nitzschia closterium, Pleurosigma spp. andRhizosolenia spp. were found abundant. Hence, it is recommended to scientific community to target these species for further biodiversity studies.
Diversity and distribution of brachyuran crab at off shore Sikka
The Sikka coast located in Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat harbours 22 species of Brachyuran crab, among which, Pilumnus vespertilio, Atergatis integerrimus, Scylla serrata, Charybdis acutiforons, Parasesarma pictum, Menippe rumphii, Ocypode ceratophthalmus andPortunus pelagicus were found abundant. Hence it is recommended to scientific community to target these species for further biodiversity studies.
Comparison of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docasahexaenoic acid) content of four marine micro algae culture.
The micro algae suppliers are advised to grow Isochrysis galbana for supply of Eicosapentaenoic acid and culture of Chaetoceros sp for the supply of docosahexaenoic acid. Isochrysis galbana are recorded to have Eicosapentaenoic acid – 14.27%. Chaetoceros sp recorded to have Docosahexaenoic acid - 11.06 % and Eicosapentaenoic acid – 3.65%.
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Books published:
Sr. No
Title of book
Book Author
Fish processing, preservation and quality control.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Shri D. P. Dholakiya
Delicious seafood recipes.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
Identification of prawns /shrimps and their culture.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
Ornamental fish culture and aquarium management.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
Fisheries and aquatic resources of India.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
Ichthyofaunal diversity of Sikka Coast, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat
Naresh Katira & Hitesh Kardani 
Lambert Publication
Marine Phytoplankton
Arti Joshi, A.Y.Desai, A.J.Bhatt, H. K. Kardani, S. I. Yusufzai, R. A. Khileri
College of Fisheries Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval
8 નાના પાયે માછીમારી કરતા માછીમારો માટે સમુંદ્રમાં સલામતી Translated in Gujarati By Hitesh Kardani FAO, Rome ISBN 978-92-5-134385-2
Research papers published :
Sr. No. Title of Publication Author Journal
Fishery and reproductive biology of Sardinella longiceps Valenciennes, 1847 landed along Veraval coast of Gujarat
Motivarash Yagnesh B. , Kardani Hitesh K.*, Katariya Kinjal , Bhatt Ashish J and Abdul Azeez 
Journal of Experimental zoology of India
2 Observations on the food and feeding habit of Nemipterus mesoprion (bleeker, 1853) landed at Veraval harbour Gohel Kiran , Kardani Hitesh*, Toral Muniya , Katariya Kinjal and Hariprasad Journal of Experimental zoology of India
3 Echinodermata diversity along Sikka coast of Gujarat Kinjal Katariya , Kardani Hitesh*, Sonal Gadhiya , Yagnesh Motivarsh and Gohel Kiran Journal of Experimental zoology of India
4 Food and feeding habits of Nemipterus japonicus (bloch, 1791) off Gujarat, north-west coast of India

S Vagha , H K Kardani,a , V K Vase, M Pala , Neelmania,

D Mahavadiyaa & V Rathod

Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences
5 First record of ghost shrimp Corallianassa coutierei (nobili, 1904) (decapoda axiidea callichiridae) from Indian waters Piyush Vadher, Hitesh Kardani, Prakash Bambhaniya & Imtyaz Beleem Journal of Threatened Taxa
6 On the relation between age and linear measurements of the Pearl oyster, Pinctada vulgaris (Schumacher), of the Gulf of Kutch. K. R. Narayanan and M. S. Michael Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,65, No 2:444-452 (1968)
Pearl Fisheries of the Gulf of Kutch.
C. R. Easwaran, K. R. Narayanan ,M. S. Michael,
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,66, No 2 :338-344 (1969)
Preliminary observations, on the breeding of pearl oysters, Pinctada fucata (Gould) of the Gulf of Kutch.
,  K. R. Narayanan
Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 71(1):32-40 (1974)
Larva of Callianassa tyrrhena  (Petagna) ( Crustacea, Decapoda, Callianassidae), A New Record from the  Gulf of Kutch
Patel, M. I.  and I. N. Mahyavanshi,
J.mar. boil. Ass. India, 6(1): 1974. ,
Pelagic copepods from the inshore waters off Saurashtra Coast
Patel, M. I.
J.mar. boil. Ass. India, 17(3): 658-663. 1975.
New record of a rare Bonellid Ikedella misakiensis (ikeda).
Patel M. I.
Current science 45(4), 155-156(1976)
A New Record of Navicula terebra Iredale
 Patel, M. I.
1976.  Curr. Sci. , August 5 ,1976. Vol.45 (15): 565.
Corals around Poshetra Point, Gulf of Kutch
Patel, M. I.
1976. , Asso. CIFE Souvenir, 1 (6):11-16.
Seasonal Variation in zooplankton from the coastal waters oo Saurashtra,
Patel, M. I.
Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 5: 140-144. 1976.
New records of three rare Marine Diatoms from the West Coast of India.
Patel, M. I.
Indian J. Fish., 24 (1&2): 212-214. 1977
On a Record of short finned Worm-Eel, Muraenichthys vermiformis Peters from Indian Coast.
Patel, N. M. and M. I. Patel
Curr. Sci. August 20, Vol. 47 (16): 599. 1978. 
Possibilities of Establishing coral-based Industries in Gujarat
Patel, M. I.  & M. Bhaskaran
Seafood Export Journal, Vol. X(4): 23-27. 1978.
Generic diversity of Scleractinians around Poshitra Point, Gulf of Kutch.
Patel M. I.
Indian J. Mar. Sci., 7, 30-32. (1978)
Field key to Fishes of Gujarat.
Patel, M. I.  & N. D. Chhaya,
Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Gujarat: 64. Price publication, Rs. 5. 1979. 
Distribution pattern of some phytoplankton organisms  off northwestern Arabian Sea.
Gopalakrishnan, P., I. N. Mahyavanshi and M. I. Patel
Taxonomy of Algae, Madras, 1980.
Record of a lamellibranch  Ctenoides ferescraba iredale from the Gulf of Kutch.
Patel M. I.
J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. India, 20 (1-2): 167 (1983)
New Record of Balaenoptera borealis from Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat
Patel M. I , K. A. Pota and S. N. Nariya
Fishing Chimes, November, 1988. P.57.
Scleractinian corals from the Gulf of Kutch.
Pillai, C. S., Gopinadha and M. I. Patel
Journal of Marine biological association of India , 30 (1 & 2): 54-74 (1988)
Simulated Salt Pan System- A Test Case for Artemia and their Cysts production
Chhaya, N. D., M.I. Patel, C. R. Trivedi, S, A. Kadri.
Seafood Export Jr. Vol.21 (6): 41-42. 1990.
Culture of Brine Shrimp in controlled conditions
Kadri, S. A., C. R. Trivedi, M. I. Patel and N. D. Chhaya,
Fishing Chimes, Vol.10(9): 36-37. 1990.
Two methods for the acquisition of plankton free sea water for phytoplankton culture
Trvedi, C. R., K. N. Prashad, S. A. Kadri and M. I. Patel
Fishing Chimes: 31 1991.
Artemia (San Francisco Bay Strain) and its culture potential.
Kadri, S. A., C. R. Trivedi & M. I. Patel
Fishing Chimes, Nov. 1992: 11. 1992. 
On first record of sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis (Less) from Gulf of Kutch.
Jani, M. M. and M. I. Patel. 
Fish. Chimes, 15 (3): 52-53. (1995)
First Record of the Establishment of the Green Mussel (Perna viridis, Linnaeus) in the Gomati Estuary, along Saurashtra Coast of Gujarat.
Jetani, K. L., M. P. Patel, S. R. Ghodasara, M. I. Patel, H. B. Dave, D. B. Thakar and N. M. Shukla
Fishing chimes, Vol. 23 (12): 63-64.2004
Community Structure of bivalve in intertidal region of northern Gulf of Kachchh.
H. K. Kardani, Thivakaran, G. A. and Mankodi P. C.
Electronic journal of Environmental sciences vol 4 , 129-134 (2011)
Impact of Trawl Fish Ban on Artisanal Brachyuran Crab Fishery in and Around Sikka, Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, India.
Gadhavi M. K., Kardani H. K., Pathak Rajal, Prajapati P. C. and Vachhrajani K. D.
Research journal of Animal, Veterinary and Fishery science
Vol 1(1), 22-27,February (2013)
An initiative to Conserve Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) population in the Gulf of Kachchh through Sea ranching of Hatchery produced spat
Gadhavi M.K., Kardani H. K., Prajapati P.C., Dave C.S. and Kamboj R.D.
Research journal of marine science
Vol 1(1), 2-5, April (2013)
Observations on the marine carnivore gastropods feeding on moribund Puffer Fish Takifugu oblongus Bloch 1786.
Gadhavi M.K., Kardani H.K. and Rajal Pathak
Zoo’s print vol. XXVIII number 6, June 2013
Key findings on juvenile settlement of Sea Cucumber Holothuria pardalis at Sikka Coast, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, India.
Gadhavi M. K., Kardani H. K., Rajal Pathak and Pradip Prajapati
Ecology, Environment and Conservation  01/2014; 20(1):165-168.
Observation of juvenile Holothuria pardalis at Sikka Coast, Gulf of Kachchh, India.
H.K. Kardani and M. K. Gadhavi
SPC Beche De Mer information Bulletin #33 - May 2013
Seasonal variations of oceanographic conditions along marine national park and sanctuary, Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat
Arti Joshi, A.Y.Desai, A.J. Bhatt, H.K.Kardani, S.I.Yusufzai
J. Exp. Zool. India  Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 879-884, 2017
First record of Dendrodoris atromaculata (Alder & Hancock, 1864) from West coast of India".
Piyush Vadher, Hitesh Kardani
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, vol 6(2), pp. 2663-2666, 2018
Biological aspects of threadfin bream Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch 1791) along coast of Saurastra, Gujarat
Vagh Sarman, Kardani Hitesh, Vase Vinaykumar, Pal Mahendra, Vadher Piyush
Journal of Fisheries and Life Sciences 2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part 34-38.JUNE
Checklist of diatoms species available along the Narara and Poshitra Island, Marine National Park, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Arti M Joshi, AY Desai, AJ Bhatt, SI Yusufzai and HK Kardani
International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies 2019; 6(2): 17-20
First record of rare marine gastropod Margovula tinctilis (C. N. Cate, 1973) (Gastropoda: Ovulidae) from West coast of India
Piyush Vadher, Hitesh Kardani and Imtiyaz Beleem
·         Journal of entomology and zoology studies 7(3):1150-1152
Ichthyofaunal diversity of the Kadana reservoir in Mahisagar district, Gujarat, India
Toral  Muniya,  Hitesh  Kardani,  Kiran  Gohel,  Aarti  Joshi  and  Piyush Vadher
Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2019; 7(6): 20-2
An annotated checklist of sea slug fauna of Gujarat coast, India
Piyush Vadher, Hitesh Kardani & Imtiyaz Beleem
Journal of Threatened Taxa 2020 | Vol. 12 | No. 8 | Pages: 15835–15851
Food and feeding habits of pharaoh cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis Ehrenberg, 1831 along the Gujarat coast of north-eastern Arabian sea
Mahendra Pal,Hitesh Kardani, Vinay Kumar Vase, Vagh Sarman and Neelmani
J. Exp. Zool. India  Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 1685-1694, 2020
Diversity of marine brachyuran crabs from the Sikka coast, Gujarat, India
Jatin V. Raval,  Sonali  K.  Chauhan,  Hitesh  K.  Kardani  and  Piyush  J.  Vadher
J. Exp. Zool. India  Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 1463-1471, 2020
Publication in workshop/seminar :
Sr. No.
Title of Paper
Larva of  Callianassa tyrrhena (Petagna) (Crustacea, Decapoda, Callianassidae), a new record from the Gulf of Kutch
Patel, M.I.  and I.N. Mahyavanshi,
J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. India, 16 (1): 308-309 (1974)
Calcareous sand mining from beaches and littoral areas in the Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat and their possible deleterious effect on marine life.
Patel M. I.
Proc. Symp. Endangered Marine Animals and Marine Parks (ed. E. G. Silas), 483-486, Marine 3Biological Association of In4dia. (1985)
Proc. Symp. Endangered Marine Animals Conservation of patchy corals of the Gulf of Kutch and Marine Parks (ed. E. G. Silas), 483-486, Marine Biological Association of India. (1985)
M. I. Patel
Proc Symp Endangered Marine  Animals and Marine Parks, 1985, 1:411-413
Coral and Coral reefs, Gulf of Kutch
Chhaya, N. D.  and M. I. Patel
National seminar on Quaternary environments with special reference to western India at Baroda  (1987)
Exploitation and marketing of chanks from the Gulf of Kutch
K. A. Pota and M. I. Patel
CMFRI bulletin 42  part 2, 1988-National seminar on shellfish resources and farming
On some experiments on pearl production at Okha and Sikka in the Gulf of Kutch
I. R. Khan, M. I. Patel and S. N. Nariya
CMFRI bulletin 42  part 2, 1988-National seminar on shellfish resources and farming
Hitesh Kardani
National Workshop on invertebrate taxonomy at MSU Baroda- November -2009 at MSU Baroda
Molluscan diversity of Northern Gulf of Kachchh: Status and Threat.
Hitesh Kardani
National Conference on Biodiversity Conservation : Challenges ahead December 2010 at MSU Baroda
Propagation of Pinctada fucata by sea ranching at Gulf of Kachchh-conservation aspect.
Gadhavi M. K., H. K. Kardani and P. C. Prajapati
Students conference of conservation science, Bangalore. August 2012 IIS Banglore
Study of foulers and Borers of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) in and around Sikka area.
Kardani Hitesh K, Prajapati Pradip C, Mayurdan Gadhavi
Regional Science Congress, MSU, Baroda, 2012
Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) conservation in gulf of Kachchh through sea ranching of hatchery produce spat
National seminar on advances in Enviromental science and technology – a way forward to clean and green environment
February-2015 at VVallabh Vidyanagar
Antioxidative responses and proline level in Cajanus cajan plants subjected to zinc stress.
Kalpesh Patel, Kailash Patel, HK Kardani
Conservation of natural resources and environment
At BKM Science college Valsad
Scope and techniques of brackish water pearl farming
Hitesh Kardani
One day workshop on Pearl Culture at Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar.- September 2016 at Kamdhenu university, Gandhinagar
Sea ranching as a conservation strategy to conserve the biodiversity: a case study of Gulf of Kachchh
Hitesh K Kardani, Vadher Piyush, Patel Kalpes
National Seminar onImpact of climate change on biodiversity-III November 2017  AT MSU Baroda
Business Opportunity in pearl production Economics and Marketing
Hitesh Kardani
State level workshop on Mariculture as a tool for livelihood option for the fisher folk of Gujarat January 2018 at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar
Importance of feed in Shrimp farming
H K Kardani
On campus training at KVK Jamnagar-2018
Quality Control  in shrimp farming
H K Kardani
On campus training at KVK Jamnagar-2018
गुजरात के सौराष्ट्र तट में थ्रैडवफन ब्रीम नेवमप्टेरस जाप वनकस (बलच, १७९१) के वितरणका जीआईएस आधाररत स्थावनक-लौवकक मानव चत्रणका तरीका
·         Vagh Sarman
·         Mahendra Pal
·         Hitesh K Kardani
·         Abdul Azeez P.
राष्ट्रीय वैज्ञानिक निंदी सिंगोष्ठी गुजरात के नवशेष सिंदर्भ में  मान्ययकी क्षेत्र में प्रौद्योनगकीय प्रगनतयािं
Captive breeding of Erronea onyx cowry – a step forward to conserve the nature
Hitesh Kardani, Vadher Piyush, Ritesh Tandel, Thakar Jayesh
·         National seminar on Emerging trends in Science and Technology: Challanges and Opportunities
·         At: Tolani college of Arts and Science, Adipur.
·         Feb-2020
Seaweed diversity along the coast of gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat, India
Hitesh Kardani, Vadher Piyush and Patel Kalpesh
·         National seminar on Emerging trends in Science and Technology: Challanges and Opportunities
·         At: Tolani College of Arts and Science, Adipur.
·         Feb-2020
Diversity and occurrence of Opisthobranch fauna in Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat-India
Vadher Piyush, Hitesh Kardani and Prakash Bambhaniya
International conference on Panorama of life sciences-2020 At: Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar
Coral Bleeching
Jeet N. Parmar, Kardani H.K. , Vagh S.N., Solanki H.K
·         National level science symposium "Recent trends in Science and Technology
·         At Christ College, Rajkot
Pearl oyster stock rebuilding: a case study of Gulf of Kachchh
Kardani Hitesh , Vadher Piyush, Bambhaniya Prakash
International symposium "Marine ecosystems challanges and opportunities -3
Jan- 2020
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CELEBRATION OF WORLD OZONE DAY-2022 organized by Department of Agronomy in collaboration with Department of Soil Sci. & Agril. Chemistry, College of Agriculture, J.A.U., Junagadh during 16th September-2022.
A Five days vocational training programme on Soil Testing Lab : As an Entrepreneur Business Opportunity will be organize during 19-23 Sept., 2022 by Dept. of Soil Science and Agril. Chemistry under IDP.
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AICRP on PEASEM, ICAR, Dept. of Renewable Energy Engg., CAET, JAU, Junagadh received the Patent on Foldable Container for Storage and Transportation of Agricultural Produce
The students of the PGIABM, JAU had Secured 1st runners up - 2nd Prize trophy and cash prize in the 9th International B-Plan Championship 2022 at IIM, Indore.
Pre- Departure and Send-off Ceremony was organized on July 20, 2022 by CAET, JAU for B. Tech. (Agril. Engg.) Students who are going to attend International Training at Thailand.
BSc.(Agriculture ) degree course of Junagadh Agricultural University received 8th rank in BSc. Agriculture Colleges of India by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23
Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh received 7th rank in Government Agricultural University in India and 2nd rank in Gujarat by EducationWorld India Higher Education Rankings 2022-23