30th October 2018,Chennai
Hatchery technology developed by ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture for the production of seabass seed and nursery rearing technology for the fingerlings, has been transferred to a young entrepreneur, Shri Nishanth Reddy from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh through a MOU here today.
Dr. J K Jena, DDG (Fy. Science) expressed the market potential of seabass, which is profitable and also contribute in increasing the farmed fish production.
Dr.K.K.Vijayan Director, CIBA emphasized the importance of setting upseabass hatchery in the private sector, as this would enable the supply of quality seabass seeds for the fish farmers, which is one of the major limiting factors in the expansion of seabass farming in the country.
Shri .Nishanth Reddy envisaged his interest in taking up seabass hatchery and farming, as an alternative model to shrimp farming, as a sustainable and profitable aquaculture venture. He thanked CIBA for extending support and hand-holding him for his initiative in fish farming.