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Research Projects & Funding

  1. Department For International Development (DFID), UK
  2. World Fish Center, Penang, Malaysia
  3. European union 
  4. Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India
  5. Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Govt. of India
  6. Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha (JSYS), Govt. of Karnataka
  7. Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Karnataka
  8. Karnataka Watershed Department

Major Contributions

  1. HRD :   2 Vice Chancellor ; 1 Dean

Research :

  • Development and release of new breed of Common Carp Amur
  • Framing of Guidelines for Genetic management of brood stocks
  • Development protocols for marking and tagging
  • Optimized protocols for production sterile common carp through triploidy induction
  • Breeding of Fresh water prawn
  • Technologies for Fresh water Fish Prawn in Rain-fed seasonal tanks.

Technology Developed at the Center : Amur- A New Breed of Common Carp

Amur common carp breed

Characteristic features of  Amur common carp breed
Breeding History

The Amur wild carp is an original wild form, which spread from Asian carp centre to the Western Asian Rivers. The present Amur common carp stock of FRIC (I), Hesaraghatta was received from Freshwater Fisheries Research Center, Hungary for evaluation and breeding programme. This stock has been maintained here for the past ten years for its purity and quality.

Salient features

  • Fast growing (~27% faster than the existing stock)
  • Late maturing (First spawning at the end of first year)
  • Accepts artificial feed and has similar food habit to that of existing stock
  • Not found susceptible for diseases
  • Body is slender and belly is smaller than existing stock