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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
Extension Activities :
  1. Technical guidance to 376 farmers/ students extended for Inland fish farming, prawn farming and pearl culture.
  2. Talks and demonstrations on various aspects of fish farming delivered to various groups of farmers by the in-charge of the Research Station.
  3. In Shrimp farming training conducted at Fisheries Research & Training Centre, Mahuva four lectures delivered
  4. Under experiential learning programme and RAWE programme B.F.Sc. students ofCollege of Fisheries, Veraval were demonstrated about various Aquacultural activities.
  5. Extension leaflet on approved recommendation was printed in Gujarati for distribution  to the fish farmers during Krushi Mahotsav and Krushi mela. 
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.
  3. Recommendation of experiment on " Study of density dependent growth and survival of        Macrobrachium rosenbergii ( scampi)  " concluded with recommendation for fish farmers  which was  approved in  ZEARC, AGRESCO, joint AGRESCO  and combined joint AGRESCO during 2015-16.A pamphlet in Gujarati showing the result and recommendation was printed for the distribution to the fish farmers.
  4. Recommendation of experiment on Effects of Pro-biotics on Survival, Growth and Biochemical Changes in  Labeo rohita  fry concluded and recommendation for fish farmers approved by  ZEARC, AGRESCO, joint AGRESCO and combined joint AGRESCO.
On going experiment:

1. "Utilization of duckweed ( Lemna minor ) meal as  partial supplementation in the diet of Catla catla fry "

2. " Evaluation of Growth Performance using  Ipomoea aquatica Forsk meal as  partial supplementation with fish meal in the diet of Catla catla fry"

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