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Inland Fisheries Research Station

Junagadh Agricultural University

Junagadh, Gujarat

 

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Year of Establishment : 2007-08
Introduction :
The state of Gujarat is blessed with ample Inland water resources amenable for the development of fisheries. Among the fresh water resources there are five major perennial rivers (3865 km), reservoirs and lakes (3.48 lakh ha), Village ponds and Irrigation tanks (0.71 lakh ha). Estuarine area (0.21 lakh ha) and brackish water area (3.76 lakh ha) provides immense potential for the development of fisheries in the state. So far 10,200 ha areas have been brought under aquaculture. Annual fish production from these resources obtained is in the tune of 50 to 70 thousand M. Ton per year, of which about 88% of fish production is contributed by the natural resources like lakes, rivers and estuarine area and reservoirs, by capturing fish, while the share of aqua cultural production is only 12% with an average annual productivity of about 900 kg per hectare. The main reason for such poor productivity is non-existence of any research facility in the State for inland aquaculture development. In order to conduct research in the field of inland fish farming and development of technology suitable to the local agro-climatic conditions, College of Fisheries, Junagadh Agricultural University, Veraval made a project proposal of “Establishment of Inland Fisheries Research Centre at Junagadh" to the State Government in 10th five year plan which was approved without any staff setup.
Total area of farm is about 5.0 ha. There are y stocking ponds (100x30x1.5M). For water supply 5 bore wells have been made.
Faculty Profile :
Sr.
Name & Designation
Qualification
Specialized Subject
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Prof. A. A. Vyas

Associate Professor(D)
M.Sc. Zoology
(Fisheries Science)
Aquaculture
Research work  :-
  1. Standardization of transport methods for the freshwater mussel Lamellidens spp.(Completed)
  2. Determination of suitable protein level for growth enhancement in Labeo rohita (Completed with a Recommendation for Fish farmers)
  3. Evaluation of Stocking density of Carp fry in Rearing pond (Completed with a Recommendation for Fish farmers)
  4. Study of density dependant growth and survival of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (On going)
  5. Effects of Pro-biotics on Survival, Growth and Biochemical Changes in Labeo rohita fry. (On going)
Publications : Leaflets : 4
Seminar/Symposium/Workshop:
  1. Attended Seminar on the theme "Marine Biodiversity" jointly organised by the Gujarat Biodiversity Board, Gandhinagar and the Gujarat Science City, Ahmedabad on the occasion of International Biodiversity Day on 22-05-2012. A paper on " Conservation and management of marine biodiversity for sustainable fisheries was presented in the seminar.
  2. Attended State level Seminar Jointly organized by Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Gandhinagar and College of Fisheries, JAU, Veraval during 31-05-2014 on "Aquaculture in Gujarat - Status Prospects and Challenges" at College of Fisheries, JAU, Veraval and presented a talk on "Status of fish/shell fish hatchery in Gujarat"
  3. Attended Training programme on " prospects of Shrimp Farming" organized at Fisheries Research and Training Centre, JAU, Mahuva and delivered 3-talks on various aspects of shrimp farming to the participants on 24,25 -02-2015.
  4. Talk on "Matsyodhyog dwara swa-Rojgari" delivered in Orientation Programme arranged for State Extension functionaries in context to Krushi Mahotsav-2015
Extension Activities :
  1. Technical guidance to 356 farmers/ students extended for Inland fish farming, prawn farming and pearl culture.
  2. A farmer from Porbandar Started freshwater prawn culture in Gosa tukda and obtained 1250 kg prawn in his first crop. Another fish farmer Started fish farming during June-2013 at Talala gir after obtaining technical assistance from this Research Station.
  3. Attended Brain storming session on "Technology Solution in Aquaculture" organized by Gujarat Atate Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Gandhinagar on 18.11.2014
  4. Talks and demonstrations on various aspects of fish farming delivered to various groups of farmers by the in-charge of the Research Station.
  5. In Shrimp farming training conducted at Fisheries Research & Training Centre, Mahuva four lectures delivered during 24th to 25th February,2015
  6. PG Student of College of Fisheries, JAU, Veraval conducted research work on effect of formulated feed on growth and survival of Labeo rohita during July-Sept.2014. 
Recommendation:
  1. After completion of three years trial of technical programme "Detemination of suitable protein level for growth enhancement and survival of Labeo rohita" a recommendation for fish farmers was approved by combined joint AGRESCO in May 2013. A pamphlet in Gujarati showing the result and recommendation was printed for the distribution to the fish farmers.
  2. After completion of three years trial of technical programme "Evaluation of Stocking density of Carp fry in Rearing pond" a recommendation for fish farmers was approved by combined joint AGRESCO in May 2014. A pamphlet in Gujarati showing the result and recommendation was printed for the distribution to the fish farmers.

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