April 18, 2024

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CIBA guide fisheries students to set up start-up hatchery for Asian Seabass

3 fisheries graduate from Mangalore Fisheries Faculty have arrive up with a start out-up initiative in seed production of Asian seabass with the technical assist of Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai.

This is the first attempt in the nation in placing up the seabass hatchery in the personal sector on a start out-up mode. The MoU was signed in between the CIBA and ‘Canares Aquaculture’ owned by the young entrepreneurs from Kumta, Karnataka to ensure transfer of CIBA’s technology on seabass seed production to the latter.

Karthik Gowda VS, Kaushik Alike and Sachin V Savan, the a few fisheries graduates from Mangalore Fisheries Faculty, selected to establish their occupation in entrepreneurship and grow to be task providers. Their check out to the CIBA’s seabass hatchery at Muttukadu experimental station during their system programme motivated them in placing up an aquaculture start out-up. CIBA institute offered them technical advice and subject instruction in seabass nursery rearing.


KK Vijayan, CIBA Director, explained “It is a path-breaking growth in the country’s aquaculture sector with youngsters coming with start out-up ventures which will pave way for a resurgence and development in the brackishwater aquaculture, specifically Asian seabass farming in the country”.

According to him, personal sector is unwilling to enter maritime fish seed production thanks to the relatively for a longer period production cycle and have to have for exclusive ability sets necessary for rearing maritime fish larvae.

With the farmed Asian seabass owning big business value, he explained there is a big need for its top quality seeds between aqua-farmers. The presence of very well-recognized value chain for seabass is evident from spawn to harvest measurement, where big need exists between the farmers for the vary of hatchery and farm produced seeds.

The final mature-out seabass earlier mentioned a single kg measurement fetches a sector selling price in the vary of ₹450-750 with intelligent earnings for farmers, he added.