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  • The major research contributions are induced breeding of cultivable carps; breeding and rearing of fringe-lipped carp; carp seed rearing in paddy fields; development of carp hybrids, hormonal manipulation of sex in carps; understanding nutritional requirements of fish and development of low-cost feed formulations for larval and grow out stages and management of fish health.
  • A genetic improvement programme through evaluation of different stocks of common carp and developing breeding programme for evolving a fast growing and late maturing common carp has been initiated.
  • A superior stock of common carp (AMUR) evaluated in farmer’s fields showing consistently superior growth (an average increase of 27 %) over the existing stocks of common carp has been identified and introduced for commercial application.
  • A superior stock of common carp (AMUR) over the existing stocks of common carp has been identified and introduced for commercial application. 


  • The centre has organized 8 National and International seminars/ workshops on issues related to fish breeding and genetics, policy research on shrimp farming, present status and future challenges of fish production in Karnataka.
  • Indian Fisheries Forum in collaboration with Asian Fisheries Society was held during November 2005 at Hebbal, Bangalore.
  • The unit also organized 8 training programmes on freshwater prawn farming, Intensive aquaculture in ponds and tanks (NFDB), Genetic improvement of carps, fish nutrition and development of production modules for enhancing fish production of tanks in Karnataka.
  • In addition, the scientists have actively participated in giving radio talks, TV programmes on various issues of fish farming, prawn farming and ornamental fish production.
  • The scientists of Inland Fisheries Division have published 76 research papers, 15 popular articles, 8 books and 8 training manuals.