Highlights 

  1. Brood stock development and hatchery technology of sand whiting (Sillago Sp.)   and milk fish  (Chanos chanos)
  2.  Fish seed resource survey and establishment of fish seed bank along Uttara Kannada,  Udupi and
  3.   Dakshina Kannada Districts.
  4.   Participatory cage farming of prioritized fish species.
  5.  To study the feeding ecology in order to minimize the wastage of feed and optimize the growth.
  6.  Utilization of vast brackish water area of Karwar coast for pearl spot culture and to encourage the individual farmers for the culture of pearl spot.
  7.  Growth and survival of Brackish water fishes (mullets )in  shrimp ponds  ( farm  ponds).
  8. Utilization of seasonal water/rain fed bodies for aquaculture and fisheries under micro water shed areas to increase the fish production and nutritional / livelihood security of the rural community.
  9. Identify various options for development of fish farming technologies based on local needs and priority of farmers.
  10. To asses the performance of different fish species (IMC and exotic carps) at different stocking densities.
  11. Experiment to produce monosex (all female) population initiated using fry produced at FRIC, Hesaraghatta
  12. 40 day old fry (equal size) of both Amur & local strain were used
  13. The experiment was conducted in 1 M3 FRP tanks with Aeration facility.
  14. 100 fry/tank was stocked
  15. 17β- estrodiol was used @ 25 & 50ppm
  16. The hormone was administered orally  through diet incorporated with hormone
  17. The experiment terminated & post hormone treatment rearing in progress
  18. The sex will be assessed using acetocarmine test
  19. The samples are sent to collaborator for assessing sex using molecular techniques (University of Hyderabad) and for related analysis.
  20. On Farm fisheries demonstration of Davanageri district has identified for the conduct of on farm Fish seed rearing, Composite fish culture and integrated fish demonstratio  in Harppanahalli and Jagular Taluk at Davanagere district.
  21. Rearing of Rohu Fry up to fingerling stage was carried out for a period of 3 months. Total 19890 fry seeds were stocked in to farm pond. Total 11934 (66.0%) fingerlings were harvested at the end and these were marketed  @ Rs 1/ FL and farmer  has got   net income of  Rs 6605.
  22. Rearing of Tilapia Fry up to fingerling stage was carried out for a period of 3 months. Total 4000 (59.52%). fingerlings were harvested at the end and these were marketed @ Rs 1/ FL and farmer  has got   net income of  Rs 1603.
  23.  Rearing of Catla and Rohu Fry up to fingerling stage was carried out for a period of 3 months. Total 2700 fingerlings were harvested at the end which includes Catla 1700 (66.14%) and Rohu 1000 (65.14%).These 2700 fingerlings were marketed @ Rs 1/ FL and farmer has got   net income of  Rs 1298.
  24. 2 species culture of Rohu and Common Carp was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 63 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Common carp 30 and 450g (74.5%) and Rohu 25 and 175g (75.75%) and net fish production of 21.00kg. Fishes were marketed @ Rs 150/kg and farmer has got   net income of Rs 3135.
  25. 2 species culture of Rohu and Common Carp was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 111 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Common carp 62 and 475g (77.5%) and Rohu 49 and 180g (70.0%) and net fish production of 38.00kg. Fishes were marketed @ Rs 150/kg and farmer has got  income of  Rs 5694.
  26.  More than 2 species culture of Catla, Rohu and Amur was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 64 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Amur-35 and 615g (70.0%), Catla -12 and 530g (60.0%)and Rohu 17 and 195g (57.0%) and net fish production of 31.00 kg. Fishes were marketed @ Rs 150/kg and farmer has got   net income of  Rs 5700.
  27. More than 2 species culture of Catla, Rohu and Amur was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 101 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Amur-52 and 925g (71.23%), Catla -20 and 525g (71.42%)and Rohu 29 and 255g (67.44%) and net fish production of 65.21kg. Fishes were marketed @ Rs 150/kg and farmer  has got   income of  Rs. 9782.
  28. More than 2 species culture of Catla, Rohu,Amur and Silver Carp was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 98 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Amur-41 and 540g (70.68%), Catla -17 and 435g (58.62%), Silver carp-7 and 350g (50%) and Rohu 33 and 185g (76.74%) and net fish production of 38.00 kg. Fishes were marketed @ Rs 150/kg and farmer  has got   income of  Rs 5759.
  29. More than 2 species culture of Catla, Rohu and Common carp was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 244 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Common carp-52 and 425g (65.0%), Catla -124 and 560g (62.0%)and Rohu 68 and 170g (56.66%) and net fish production of 100 kg. Fishes were marketed  @ Rs 150/kg and farmer  has got   income of  Rs 15000.
  30. More than 2 species culture of Catla, Rohu and Amur was carried out for a period of 6 months. Total 115 fishes were harvested at the end which includes Amur -57 and 575g (69.51%), Catla -22 and 485g (75.0%) and Rohu 36 and 215g (72.0%) and net fish production of 50.00 kg. Fishes were marketed  @ Rs 150/kg and farmer  has got   net income of  Rs. 9420.
  31. Updating of flock status in the home tract area of Mandya sheep.
  32. Strengthened conservation of Mandya sheep in the form of in-situ conservation by establishing elite Mandya sheep seed flock as nucleus breeding unit at LRIC(S), Nagamangala, KVAFSU, Mandya (Dst), Karnataka.
  33. Identified the elite Mandya sheep flocks under the project operational area and registered 576 farmers under six working centres.
  34. Distributed 233 elite breeding Rams to the identified 240 farmers to cover 8306 breedable ewes for propagation and genetic improvement of Mandya sheep.
  35. Has been recording the production and reproductive performance of the farm flock.
  36. Has been recording the production performance of the progenies of the distributed Rams in all the working centres.
  37. To produce 50 breeding Rams every year capacity building measures have been created to hold the capacity strength of 1000 animals at LRIC(S), Nagamangala.
  38. Awareness programs to beneficiaries regarding silage making, straw enrichment and proper utilization of fodder and other feed resources were organized at LRIC(S), Nagamangala and operational areas.
  39. Encouraging the progressive farmers regarding breed conservation.
  40. Oestrus synchronization and artificial insemination was carried out in the flocks maintained at farm and field.
  41. The distributed pups to 117 beneficiaries (130 male + 166 female = 296 puppies) along with Puppy food and calcium and vitamins supplements.
  42. 100 dogs have been micro-chipped and registered with Kennel Club of India in Collaboration Mysore Kennel Club Bangalore and Society for Indian Breeds of Dogs, Bangalore.
  43. The beneficiaries are being educated regarding the Care and Management of puppies, Pregnant animals and whelped animals, etc
  44.  “Establishment of fish seed, production cum demonstration farms for extension  activities”
    At present there are no Fisheries Scientists both at LRIC, Hallikhed and BRIC, Dornalli, it is will be difficult to achieve the objectives of the project and serve the farming community. The authorities of the university are requested to post Fisheries Scientists to these centres in the larger interest of fish farming community of northern Karnataka.
  45. Monitoring water quality of few selected lakes (15 lakes) in Bengaluru city.
    15 selected lakes in Bengaluru city are being monitored for water quality. Water quality parameters monitored: Water temperature, pH, DO, BOD, CO2, Nitrate, Phosphate, Lead, Mercury, E. coli and TPC
    1. Water temperature exhibited a significant difference between the seasons and lakes.
    2. pH exhibited a significant difference between the seasons and moderate difference between the lakes.
    3. Dissolved Oxygen, BOD and CO2 exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes.
    4. Nitrate nitrogen exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes and was invariably less during July.
    5. Phosphate phosphorous exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes. In few cases, it was found to be high during July and December.
    6. Lead concentration exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes and it was invariably high during July and December.
    7. Mercury exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes and was found to be high in concentration during March.
    8. E. Coli and Total plate counts exhibited highly significant difference between the seasons and lakes and was more during march.
  46. Survey on status of fish production, supply and demand, processing industries and  management strategies in Karnataka state”      
    Software has been developed to document various fisheries activities in Karnataka State. Total number of districts surveyed: 11
    Fisheries activities covered: Marine capture and culture fisheries, inland culture fisheries and brackish water capture.
    Marine capture fisheries: Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada
    Gender wise boat ownership , fuel tank capacity, type of crafts and gears, length of crafts, Hp of the engines, fishing type(day and night), fish holder size and type, holder capacity, mode of sale of fish, logistics like drinking water facility, ice availability, fishermen resting place, auction platforms. Boat parking space and net mending sheds etc are elucidated.
    Inland culture fisheries: Raichur, Bellary, Davangere, Chickballapur, Shivamogga, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Mysore.
    Gender wise involvement, size of ponds, area of fish ponds, depth of ponds, source of water, source of seeds, size of fish seed at stocking, species cultured, stocking density, cost of seed, feeds used, mode of feeding, fish production, fish pond preparations, fish disease control, type of diseases, fish production cost, transportation of seed, mode of sale etc. is documented.
    Software has been developed for recording fisheries activities in the entire Karnataka state including marine, brackish and fresh waters.
  47.  Fish culture demonstrations in Short duration watersheds in Chamarajnagar District.
    1. The base line survey for all the water bodies in different taluks of Chamarajnagar district has been completed.  New resources brought to seed rearing and fish production
    2. Enhanced Fish seed survival rate and brought additional seed rearing area
    3. Promoted new approaches for fish seed rearing viz., storage tanks, rainwater harvesting structures by using hapa/open rearing method
    4. Brought in new resources viz., small water bodies-farm ponds, water storage structures, rain water harvesting structures of Water sheds to the folds of fish farming.
    5. Enhanced resource use efficiency and productivity enhancement in seasonal tanks and other small water bodies.
    6. Empowered farmers on activities of fisheries and aquaculture
    7. Facilitated both horizontal spread of fisheries and aquaculture activity
    8. Intensification at farm and farming levels
    9. Better utilization of new resources and agricultural waste as input for the activity
    10. Identified Amur common carp better performance in small water bodies both in the two and composite species culture method
    11. Additional income source without affecting the regular activity of the formers Harvest is still in progress.
  48. Amrithmahal Project : Milk yield and its composition: The Amrithmahal cows were non cooperative to assess their milk yield by direct measurements. Hence, a new method of assessment of milk yield was developed at the station “ Indirect method by weightiest of calf before and after suckling”.  Here in this method the calves were weighed before and after suckling milk from cows twice a day - once in morning and evening.  The difference in weight of calves was added up to obtain the milk yield of the cows per day .This was further projected as milk yield per lactation ( kg/d).  The composition  of the milk was assets using milk - O - tester. The milk yield (kg/d) ranged 1.6 to 2.4 kg. 
    Adoptiveness  of the Amrithmahal cattle for humans (Behavioral study). The study was conducted to assess the adoptiveness of the Amrithmahal cattle for the humans / working labour.  Here in out off 25 cows, 19 cows gradually were adopted for the working staff for weighment, handling of cows and calves, during treatment and other routine procedures.  Any way they were not cooperative for assessment of milk yield body weight measurement  etc.   They followed stereo typed methods of herd behavior, tying at mangers, grazing. 
    Hematological analysis:   The blood and serum of the all the animals were subjected for labourarory  analysis for the following parameters: Hb, WBC, RBC, Platelets, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Eosinophils, Monocytes, SGPT, SGOT, BUN, Creatinine, Calcium, Phosphorus, Total Protein, Albumin, incidence of Johne’s disease by indirect ELISA, FMD by LBP ELISA.
    The Haemoglobin (g%) values ranged from 9.1 to 12.3;  WBC( X/103 μl) ranged from 3.9 to 19.1; RBC (X/106 μl) ranged from 5.34 to 10.53;  Platelet count (X/105 μl) ranged from 64 to 419; Neutrophils (%) ranged from 20 to 78; Lymphocytes (%) ranged from 10 to 71; Eosinophils (%) values ranged from 03 to 20; Monocytes (%) values ranged from 01 to 03.
    Results obtained by Serum analysis of the Amrithmahal cattle revealed that SGPT (U/L), a test to assess normal functioning of liver, ranged from 11.3 to 33.7; SGOT (U/L) ranged from 61.88 to 97.47; BUN (mg/dl) values have varied from 19.5 to 29.4; Creatinine (mg/dl) which is the indicator of kidney function test fell within range of 0.62 to 1.91.
    Amrithmahal cattle were evaluated for Mineral status in terms of Calcium (mg/dl) ranging from 7.02 to 10.9; Posphorus (mg/dl) ranging from 5.40 to 9.17.
    Nutritional status as observed by Serum analysis revealed that Total Protein (g/dl) ranging from 5.32 to 7.36; Albumin (g/dl) ranging from 2.22 to 3.69. Globulin by deductive calculation (Globulin=Total Protein-Albumin) ranged from 3.1 to 3.67 and the ratio of Albumin:Globulin ranged from 1.005 to 1.39.
    The haemotological and biochemical values of all the animals fell in normal range showing that the Amrithmahal stock at LRIC(A) was healthy, nutritionally sound and disease free.
    The body scores of the animals ranged from 6.5 to 7.4 in a scale from 0 to 8 body scoring system.
    Morphometric measurements: The animals were measured for heart girth, body length, height at withers, tail length, ear length, parietal girth, face length, horn length and other relevant body measurements every month. These were compared with the direct measurements of body weight to find the correlation.
    Morphometric measurements of cows (cm, minimum to maximum): Body length ranged from 96 to 119; height at withers ranged from 102 to 118; Chest girth varied from 115 to 143; Parietal girth observed within range of 118 to 136; face length 37 to 45; PL (forehead) 12 to 16; Horn length within range of 14 to 24; Ear length ranging from 15 to 19 and tail length ranging from 57 to 78.
    Morphometric measurements of Bulls (cm, minimum to maximum): Body length ranged from 109 to 110; height at withers ranged from 115 to 122; Chest girth varied from 131 to 142; Parietal girth observed within range of 138 to 149; face length 42 to 43; PL (forehead) 15 to 15; Horn length within range of 16 to 17; Ear length ranging from 20 to 21 and tail length ranging from 63 to 74.The morphometric observations have shown growing prominence of the bulls over cows in terms of Chest girth, body length, height at withers, horn length with age and approachment of maturity.
    The parameters about age at maturity, age at mating, age at first calving, inter calving period, drafting capacity of bulls w.r.t. weight of bullock cart,   drafting capacity of bulls w.r.t. working in field, drafting capacity of bulls w.r.t. hours of work, lactation length, number of services/conception and other relevant parameters are planned for tabulation.
    Period vaccination, deworming, treatment for ectoparasites were followed to keep the animals in healthy condition.
  49.  To assess the performance of sheep fed on spineless cactus as green fodder.
  50. To study the Production Performance traits of sheep such as body weight and body Measurements
  51. To study cultivation practices of spineless cactus.