18th January, 2020, Chennai
The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the A.R. Shrimp Hatchery Pvt. Ltd., Tamil Nadu today.
Dr. K.K. Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA emphasized that the partnership program would trigger the framing of indigenous shrimps, a step forward in the sustainable shrimp farming in the country. He highlighted about the usefulness of the model in leveraging the diverse expertise between the Government Research Institute and Industry for addressing the current issues in the Brackishwater Shrimp Aquaculture.
Shri Suresh Naik, A.R. Shrimp Hatchery expressed his confidence in bringing the positives through the MoU that would benefit the shrimp farming sector.
Dr. C.P. Balasubramanian, Scientist In-Charge, CCD briefed about the ICAR-CIBA’s initiatives in the shrimp farming sector. He also highlighted about the goals of the programme that facilitate the future domestication and genetic improvement programmes in the native shrimps.
The MoU aims to initiate the Knowledge partnership for the production of indigenous Penaeid shrimps (viz. Indian white shrimp, Kuruma shrimp) seed production.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)