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Fisheries Research Station

Sikka (Dist : Jamnagar)

Year of Establishment : 1992 
Introduction:

     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.
MANDATE :
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.
OBJECTIVES : 
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
Phone : 9825932198
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Faculty Profile :
OFFICE STAFF (Non Plan Scheme: 7402)
Sr No
Name
Designation
Specialization
1
Mr. P. K. Madhvi
Laboratory Assistant
 
2
Mr. Aunraza A Makrani
B.F.Sc.
Fieldman
 Fisheries Science
3
Mr. B. G. Mokariya
Watchman
 
RESEARCH FELLOW IN PLAN SCHEME (12579)
1
Mr. Piyush Vadher
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Senior Research Fellow
Marine Science
2
Mr. Bambhaniya Prakash
B.Sc.,M.Sc.
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. Study of survival and growth of Pearl oyster in captive cage in Gulf of Kachchh at Sikka and Okha
3. Effect of thermal jerk to stimulate Crassostrea graphoides
4. Diversity and Distribution of Opisthobranch fauna at Sikka Coast
5. Breeding and larval rearing of Opisthobranch fauna (Elysia tomentosa, Hypselodoris infucata, Erronea onyx)
6. Effect of pH and Temperature on the growth and survival of Nerita sp.
Research projects and schemes – Completed:
Non plan
1.  Comparison of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docasahexaenoic acid) content of four marine micro algae culture.
2.  Aspects of biology and fishery of Scylla serrata and Portunus pelagicus in and around Sikka.
3.  Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of phytoplankton of Sikka region.
4.  Diversity and distribution of Brachyuran Crab at offshore Sikka.
5.  Study of faulers and borers of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) in and around Sikka region.
6.  Effect of different salinity on growth of Chaetoceros calcitrans
7.  Effect of mono species diet and mix species diet on growth and survival of pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata)
8.  Live feed culture of Nanoplankton Isocrysis galbana and Chaetoceros algae
9.  Breeding and culture of Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata).
10. Breeding and culture of Green mussel (Perna viridis).
11. Study of growth rate of Green mussel (Perna viridis) in hatchery and natural condition(cage).
12. To study the effect of various salinity and feeding rate on Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata)
13. Study of effect of different salinity and light intensity on culture of Isochrysis galbana
14. Breeding and culture of edible oyster (Crassostrea graphoides)
15. Survey of marine edible molluscan of Salaya and Harshad Miyani Creek.
NATP
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
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.
No of pearl oyster larvae produced and sea ranched in the Gulf of Kachchh
Sr. No.
Year
Pearl Oyster larvae produced
(in Lakh)
NO of pearl oyster larvae sea ranched (in Lakh)
1
2009-10
259.6
13.68
2
2010-11
188.005
179.2
3
2011-12
32
4
4
2012-13
255.55
0
5
2013-14
38.9
5.5
6
2014-15
164.337
81.002
7
2015-16
1324.25
713.15
8
2016-17
177.35
136.15
9
2017-18
129.2
74.86
Details of students guided for master degree and phd degree :
Sr no
Name of student
Year
Degree
Topic
Role of Teacher
1
Katira Naresh
2014-16
M.F.Sc.
“Bycatch analysis of stonewada fishing (fixed encircling net) method, at Sikka coast, Gujarat”
Major guide
2
Bhukya Bhaskar
2015-17
M.F.Sc.
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
3
Vagh Sarman
2016-18
M.F.Sc.
“Fishery, biology and distribution of Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch, 1971) landed at Veraval coast of Gujarat using GIS platform”
Major Guide
4
Pal Mahendra
2016-18
M.F.Sc.
Fishery, biology and distribution of Sepia pharaonis (Ehrenberg, 1831) landed at Veraval coast of Gujarat using GIS platform
Major Guide
5
Toral Munia
2017-19
M.F.Sc.
“Ecological Assessment of Kadana Reservoir, Gujarat with special reference to fishery.”
Major Guide
6
Kiran Vadher
2017-19
M.F.Sc.
“Length – weight Relationship and Biology of Nemipterus mesoprion (Bleeker,1853) landed at Veraval landing center”
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 :
Sr No
Title of Experiment
Recommendation
Recommendation in Vernacular Language
1
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
2
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.
3
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
4
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.
5
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.
6
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.
7
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%.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS :
Sr. No.
Items
Number
1
No. of Research paper published                                    
33
2
No of Publication in workshop/seminar
17
3
Books
7
4
Radio talk
01
5
Number of ongoing research schemes
02
6
Number of Project completed
15
7
Number of internal ongoing projects
6
8
Number of externally funded project
01
9
Number of Training attended by staff
7
10
Number of training programme as a resource person
09
11
Number of Seminar/workshop attended by staff
13
12
Number of Recommendations for farmers
04
13
Number of Recommendations for scientific community
03
Books published:
Sr. No
Title of book
Book Author
Publisher
ISBN No.
1
Fish processing, preservation and quality control.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Shri D. P. Dholakiya
-
2
Delicious seafood recipes.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
9788170356738
3
Identification of prawns /shrimps and their culture.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
9788170356523
4
Ornamental fish culture and aquarium management.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
9788170356240
5
Fisheries and aquatic resources of India.
Dr. A.D. Dholakiya
Daya publication house
8170353394
6
Ichthyofaunal diversity of Sikka Coast, Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat
Naresh Katira & Hitesh Kardani 
Lambert Publication
9783330012738
7
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
978-93-5300-352-4
Research papers published :
Sr. No.
Title of Publication
Author
Journal
1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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.
6
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
7
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)
8
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)
9
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)
10
First Record of the Establshment 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
11
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)
12
Artemia (San Francisco Bay Strain) and its culture potential.
 
Kadri, S. A. ,
C. R. Trivedi &
M. I. Patel,
Fishing Chimes, Nov. 1992: 11. 1992. 
 
13
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.
14
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.
15
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.
16
Scleractiniancorals 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)
17
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.
 
18
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)
19
Distribution pattern of some phytoplankton organisms  off northwestern Arabian Sea.
2. Gopalakrishnan, P.,
I. N. Mahyavanshi and
M. I. Patel,
Taxonomy of Algae, Madras, 1980.
20
Field key to Fishes of Gujarat.
Patel, M. I.  &
N. D. Chhaya,
Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Gujarat: 64. Price publication, Rs. 5. 1979. 
21
Generic diversity of Scleractinians around Poshitra Point, Gulf of Kutch.
Patel M. I.
Indian J. Mar. Sci., 7, 30-32. (1978)
22
Possibilities of Establishing coral-based Industries in Gujarat
Patel, M. I.  &
M. Bhaskaran,
Seafood Export Journal, Vol. X(4): 23-27. 1978.
23
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. 
24
New records of three rare Marine Diatoms from the West Coast of India.
1. Patel, M. I.
 
Indian J. Fish., 24 (1&2): 212-214. 1977
25
Seasonal Variation in zooplankton from the coastal waters oo Saurashtra,
 
Patel, M. I.
 
Indian Journal of Marine Sciences, 5: 140-144. 1976.
 
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Corals around Poshetra Point, Gulf of Kutch
 
14. Patel, M. I.
 
1976. , Asso. CIFE Souvenir, 1 (6):11-16.
 
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A New Record of Navicula terebra Iredale.
 
23. Patel, M. I.
 
1976.  Curr. Sci. , August 5 ,1976. Vol.45 (15): 565.
 
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New record of a rare Bonellid Ikedella misakiensis (ikeda).
Patel M. I.
Current science 45(4), 155-156(1976)
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Pelagic copepods from the inshore waters off Saurashtra Coast
 
4. Patel, M. I.
 
.J.mar. boil. Ass. India, 17(3): 658-663. 1975.
 
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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. ,
 
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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)
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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)
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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)
Publication in workshop/seminar :
Sr. No.
Title of Paper
Author
Seminar/Abstract
1
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
2
Quality Control  in shrimp farming
H K Kardani
On campus training at KVK Jamnagar-2018
3
Importance of feed in Shrimp farming
H K Kardani
On campus training at KVK Jamnagar-2018
4
Plankton
Hitesh Kardani
National Workshop on invertebrate taxonomy at MSU Baroda
5
Scope and techniques of brackish water pearl farming
Hitesh Kardani
One day workshop on Pearl Culture at Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar.
6
Pearl oyster (Pinctada fucata) conservation in gulf of kachchh through sea ranching of hatchery produce spat
KARDANI H K, VADHER PIYUSH, PATEL KALPESH
National seminar on advances in Enviromental science and technology – a way forward to clean and green environment 
7
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
8
Sea ranching as a conservation strategy to conserve the biodiversity: a case study of Gulf of Kachchh
Hitesh K Kardani, Vadher Piyush, Patel Kalpes
Impact of climate change on biodiversity-III
9
Business Opportunity in pearl production
Economics and Marketing
Hitesh Kardani
state level workshop on Mariculture as a tool for livlyhood option for the fisherfolk of Gujarat
10
Molluscan diversity of Northern Gulf of Kachchh: Status and Threat.
Hitesh Kardani
National Conference on Biodiversity Conservation : Challenges ahead
11
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.
12
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
13
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
14
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)
15
Conservation of patchy corals of the Gulf of Kutch
M. I. Patel
Proc Symp Endangered Marine  Animals and Marine Parks, 1985, 1:411-413
16
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 Biological Association of India. (1985)
17
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)
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