AQUAPOST – AQUA POST https://www.aquapost.in Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:57:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.7 https://www.aquapost.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-aqua-logo-500x312-1-32x32.jpg AQUAPOST – AQUA POST https://www.aquapost.in 32 32 Hilsa travels 225 kms in Ganges, loses 34 gram; ICAR study https://www.aquapost.in/hilsa-travels-225-kms-in-ganges-loses-34-gram-icar-study/ https://www.aquapost.in/hilsa-travels-225-kms-in-ganges-loses-34-gram-icar-study/#respond Wed, 13 Oct 2021 10:57:48 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1860 New Delhi, Oct 13: How often have we come across studies and surveys tracking the movement of the humble fish to understand their migratory pattern? While reports of the mammoth blue whale and even wild animals being tagged for research have appeared in journals and talks shows, emulating the study on fish is less heard […]

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New Delhi, Oct 13: How often have we come across studies and surveys tracking the movement of the humble fish to understand their migratory pattern?

While reports of the mammoth blue whale and even wild animals being tagged for research have appeared in journals and talks shows, emulating the study on fish is less heard off. 

But one such study is being carried out by the The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata with an objective to increase the population of Hilsa fish in the Ganges. 

This follows a drastic reduction in their numbers especially between Farakka in West Bengal and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh since the construction of the Farakka barrage in 1975.

The study began in 2020 and since then 391 live Hilsa fish weighing 250 grams have been tagged and released into the river. 

A major breakthrough was achieved on October 6 when a fisherman caught one of the tagged fish live along the banks of the Ganga at Baidybati under Hooghly District, West Bengal, giving the researchers a clear understanding of movement pattern, among other aspects.

The fish was ranched on October 1 at Farakka and during the course of its four days and 21 hours journey, it swam 225 kms.

“Of the 225 Kms of lower stretch of the river, 95 Kms stretch is a freshwater tidal stretch that shows the river stretch experiences tidal current. Negotiating the tidal current, the Hilsa migration speed was estimated as 0.56 m/s. It has also recorded a weight loss of 34 gms during the period of migration,” said ICAR in a statement.

This interesting result is of first its kind to record in the migratory fish species in the country, it said.

The study was a joint initiative of the ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata and the National Mission for Clean Ganga.

Hilsa is a popular delicacy in households across the eastern states, with some estimates suggesting that the demand ranges between 30,000 to 40,000 metric tonnes on an average. 

However, dwindling production rate has made this variety an expensive proposition for middle class families. 

On September 21, the Bangladesh government allowed traders to export 2080 metric tonnes of Hilsa to West Bengal as part of a goodwill gesture, ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations. 

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Fisheries sector to create 50 lakh jobs: Centre https://www.aquapost.in/fisheries-sector-to-create-50-lakh-jobs-centre/ https://www.aquapost.in/fisheries-sector-to-create-50-lakh-jobs-centre/#respond Mon, 27 Sep 2021 16:54:51 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1835 New Delhi, Sept 27: The Centre on Monday projected the creation of 50 lakh employment in the aquaculture industry across the country because of schemes such as PMMSY which seeks to double exports and production of fish. “The Marine Products Exports Development Authority is also helping to revive the sector by taking various timely measures. […]

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New Delhi, Sept 27: The Centre on Monday projected the creation of 50 lakh employment in the aquaculture industry across the country because of schemes such as PMMSY which seeks to double exports and production of fish.

“The Marine Products Exports Development Authority is also helping to revive the sector by taking various timely measures. It is the prime concern of MPEDA to provide unique solutions to the problems faced by the Marine Industry bodies, ensuring smooth and proper operation of the sector along with maintaining quality and implemented various programs to meet the required concerns regarding food safety,” said Chairman, MPEDA K S Srinivas.

Joint Secretary in Department of Fisheries Sagar Mehra said PMMSY was started in May 2020 with an array of 100 diverse activities. With a budget of Rs. 20,050 crore, it is by far the largest investment in the fisheries sector.

The strategy along with the concerted and collaborative efforts between the stakeholders and government is required to achieve ambitious targets under the scheme, he said.

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Centre eyes developing seaweed economy https://www.aquapost.in/centre-eyes-developing-seaweed-economy/ https://www.aquapost.in/centre-eyes-developing-seaweed-economy/#respond Sat, 25 Sep 2021 13:18:16 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1828 Union Fisheries Secretary Jatindra Nath Swain says seaweed cultivation will help boost India’s economy and reduce impact of climate crisis as well Kochi: The Central government is looking forward to developing a sustainable economy through highly prospective seaweed cultivation, Jatindra Nath Swain, Fisheries Secretary to the government of India has said. At a time when climate […]

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Union Fisheries Secretary Jatindra Nath Swain says seaweed cultivation will help boost India’s economy and reduce impact of climate crisis as well

Kochi: The Central government is looking forward to developing a sustainable economy through highly prospective seaweed cultivation, Jatindra Nath Swain, Fisheries Secretary to the government of India has said. At a time when climate change is increasingly posing a major threat to human life across the globe, cultivating seaweed, which is one of the natural methods to mitigate the global crisis, would help boost the economy and reduce the impact of climate crisis as well, he said.

He was speaking at an interactive meeting with scientists of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) held at its Headquarters in Kochi. “An additional livelihood option, seaweed farming will play a major role in the socio-economic upliftment of traditional fishermen during this difficult time”, the secretary said.

Jatindra Nath Swain, Fisheries Secretary to government of India speaking at an interactive meeting with scientists during his visit to the CMFRI, Kochi.

Seaweed Seedbank

He asked the CMFRI to set up a seedbank of seaweeds to popularise the practice among the coastal region. “Marine scientists should come up with ways for capacity development to enhance seaweed cultivation on large-scale”, Jatindra Nath Swain said, adding that the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) has a special thrust for promotion of the seaweed farming.  He was on a visit to Kerala to understand the issues and challenges being faced by the sector after taking over the portfolio four months ago. Apart from those in the Kochi headquarters, CMFRI scientists from various regional research stations across the country also attended the meeting.  

Doubling seafood export

Elaborating on the country’s ambitious plan in the marine fisheries sector, the Fisheries secretary said that India is eying doubling the seafood export in the next five years. “We are hopeful of achieving this target by exploring innovative ways to increase the production that will certainly upscale the country’s per capita income”, he said. Technological development is crucial in this regard especially for areas such as seed production and other hatchery infrastructure for diversified mariculture activities, he said.

Emphasising the need to promote better livelihood options to support traditional fishermen, he said that strengthening of aquaculture and marine fisheries by utilising the technological advancements would help them fetch good income and improve their living standard.

“The government is in supportive of promoting the cage fish farming, which is also an alternative source of income, in a big way that would help the traditional fishermen to double their income”, Mr Swain said and lauded the efforts of CMFRI to give a major boost to this practice across the coastal states.

Sea ranching

Sea ranching initiatives, a practice of stocking seeds into the sea, of green tiger shrimps should be strengthened by extending it into more areas as the practice by CMFRI proving a huge success in the Palk Bay for the past few years for maintaining a sustainable stock of the species and their conservation, the top fisheries official said.

Flagging his concern on resource depletion and ecosystem degradation, he urged scientists to focus on ways to promote responsible fishing and to adopt appropriate mechanisms to improve sustainable fishing.

He was accompanied by Dr Jujjavarapu Balaji, Joint Secretary (Marine Fisheries), government of Inda. Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of CMFRI apprised them of various research activities being pursued and achievements of the CMFRI.

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AIIMS doctors now just a call away for fish farmers in Chhattisgarh https://www.aquapost.in/aiims-doctors-now-just-a-call-away-for-fish-farmers-in-chhattisgarh/ https://www.aquapost.in/aiims-doctors-now-just-a-call-away-for-fish-farmers-in-chhattisgarh/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 04:52:01 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1816 New Delhi, Sept 20: The fishing community in Chhattisgarh can now reach out to the AIIMS doctors at Raipur and physicians in different districts for distant locations through the telemedicine facility to avail treatment. The initiative was launched on a pilot-scale on Monday after it was found that the fish farmers had difficulty consulting a […]

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New Delhi, Sept 20: The fishing community in Chhattisgarh can now reach out to the AIIMS doctors at Raipur and physicians in different districts for distant locations through the telemedicine facility to avail treatment.

The initiative was launched on a pilot-scale on Monday after it was found that the fish farmers had difficulty consulting a doctor because of distance, poverty was Covid-led restrictions on movement.

“This (initiative) would ensure that members of the fisheries cooperatives in Chhattisgarh, whenever in medical need, will be able to approach health specialists of AIIMS, Raipur from their remote locations through telemedicine facility,” said Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying Parshottam Rupala.

The facility is being helmed by AIIMS, Raipur for the next three years. Apart from AIIMS, the project is being launched on a pilot mode from five centres such as PHC Patan (Durg district), PHC Saja (Bemetara), PHC Ratanpur (Bilaspur), PHC Dhamtari (Chamtari), said a government statement.

The Central Government, the Chhattisgarh Government,  National Cooperatives Development Corporation (NCDC) and AIIMS Raipur have joined hands to launch the telemedicine  facility.

“The idea is to extend healthcare facilities to members of fisheries cooperatives societies in remote areas as well as cut down their medical expenditure. The penetration of quality healthcare services in remote areas will also create health awareness among the fisheries community,” said NCDC MD Shri Sundeep Nayak.

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CIFT-AARDO meet: MPEDA Chairman stresses on value added fish exports https://www.aquapost.in/cift-aardo-meet-mpeda-chairman-stresses-on-value-added-fish-exports/ https://www.aquapost.in/cift-aardo-meet-mpeda-chairman-stresses-on-value-added-fish-exports/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:30:59 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1809 Kochi based ICAR-CIFT organized of four-day long AARDO sponsored international virtual training programme, second in a row on “Value chain management in fisheries”from 13-16 September, 2021for strengthening the research and technology collaboration of India with AARDO member countries in the realm of fishing and fish processing. The programme received overwhelming response from AARDO member countries […]

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Kochi based ICAR-CIFT organized of four-day long AARDO sponsored international virtual training programme, second in a row on “Value chain management in fisheries”from 13-16 September, 2021for strengthening the research and technology collaboration of India with AARDO member countries in the realm of fishing and fish processing. The programme received overwhelming response from AARDO member countries as per the feedback of the 73 participants from 22 AARDO member countries in Asia and Africa.

Chairman MPEDA addressing the function

The other Guest of Honour, His Excellency Dr. Manoj Nordeosingh, Secretary General African –Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO), New Delhi in his address, accentuated that many developing countries failed to maximise the value of fish owing to various constraints like large-scale post-harvest loss and challenges in production, distribution and marketing due to lack of technologies that creates an alarming situation in aquaculture value chain. The Secretary General said that the programme may give an impetus to our effort to bring a balance in the Asian – African region in fishery value chain management system that may help in furthering the value of fish, its quality and distribution along the value chain. Highlighting the keen interest of various countries, he said that AARDO may facilitate the technology collaboration between ICAR and AARDO member countries in its future endeavour.

Secretary General AARDO, New Delhi delivering address

Presiding over the event, Dr Ravishankar C.N., Director, ICAR-CIFT emphasised on the importance of fisheries sector in ensuring nutritional security and also the need for reducing post-harvest loss in fisheries sector by developing better cold chain facilities. He assured that ICAR-CIFT with its rich legacy in developing innovative, high-end post-harvest technologies in fisheries will meet the expectations of the participant AARDO countries through this online training programme and suggest innovative ways of overhauling the livelihood of million stakeholders along the fisheries value chain. The programme was attended by resource scientists from ICAR-CIFT and officials from AARDO, New Delhi.

Presidential address by Director, ICAR-CIFT

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ICAR-CIFRI extends support to cyclone Yaas-affected fish farmers https://www.aquapost.in/icar-cifri-extends-support-to-cyclone-yaas-affected-fish-farmers/ https://www.aquapost.in/icar-cifri-extends-support-to-cyclone-yaas-affected-fish-farmers/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 04:36:47 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1794 In a bid to alleviate the sufferings of the farmers affected by cyclone Yaas in Odisha and West Bengal last year and rejuvenate their livelihood, the ICAR-CIFRI conducted outreach activities by providing fisheries inputs for their small and marginal ponds. The support is being extended under the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan to 14-gram panchayats of two […]

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In a bid to alleviate the sufferings of the farmers affected by cyclone Yaas in Odisha and West Bengal last year and rejuvenate their livelihood, the ICAR-CIFRI conducted outreach activities by providing fisheries inputs for their small and marginal ponds.

The support is being extended under the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan to 14-gram panchayats of two CD Blocks (Gosaba and Basanti) covering 32 hamlets having a pond size of 0.02 ha to 0.04 ha in their backyards, said a statement.

This includes 20 per cent of women SC beneficiaries also. The inputs such as 105 kg of feed, 750 nos of advanced fingerling and 20 kg lime were provided to each fisher. The lime was initially provided on August 25 to improve the pond water condition prior to one week stocking of fish fingerlings.

Cyclone Yaas had caused extensive damage to the fish stock with the influx of saline water in small scale fisheries.

Founder President of Kultali Milon Tirtha Society in the Sundarban area of West Bengal applauded the ICAR-CIFRI intervention, which was the first of its kind in the region.

A two-day awareness camp-cum-input distribution programme was organised in collaboration with Rotary Club of Bhubaneswar Royal and Kultoli Milan Tirtha Society at Narayantala Ramkrishna Vidya Mandir playground of Kultoli, South 24 Parganas covering 500 beneficiaries (250 beneficiaries in each day).

The aim is to generate Rs 2 crores with an investment of Rs 32 lakhs keeping Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of doubling farmers income, the statement said.

Dr B. K. Das, Director of the Institute inaugurated the programme on September 2, highlighting ways to increase income as well as livelihoods. Before this, ICAR-CIFRI has also distributed inputs to the Fani affected fishers, who were benefitted from such types of interventions.

Dr A. K. Das, In-charge, Training & Extension Unit, Dr P. K. Parida, Nodal officer, SCSP of the Institute were also present and summarized how the programme will benefit the individual fishing community. The programme was supported by Sujit Chowdhury, Dr A. Saha, and Dr Sreya Bhattachrjya of ICAR-CIFRI and staff of Milon Tirtha Society.

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New driver of economic growth: Lakshadweep turns to seaweed farming https://www.aquapost.in/new-driver-of-economic-growth-lakshadweep-turns-to-seaweed-farming/ https://www.aquapost.in/new-driver-of-economic-growth-lakshadweep-turns-to-seaweed-farming/#respond Mon, 06 Sep 2021 09:42:01 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1780 Large-scale farming of indigenous seaweeds launched in Lakshadweep. The island territory has a potential of producing 30000 tons of dry seaweed worth INR 75 cr. per year, says a CMFRI study. Kochi: After fisheries, coconut and tourism, the Lakshadweep administration has prioritized seaweed farming as the next major development driver of the islands. A massive […]

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Large-scale farming of indigenous seaweeds launched in Lakshadweep. The island territory has a potential of producing 30000 tons of dry seaweed worth INR 75 cr. per year, says a CMFRI study.

Kochi: After fisheries, coconut and tourism, the Lakshadweep administration has prioritized seaweed farming as the next major development driver of the islands. A massive demonstration farming of seaweed was launched in nine inhabited islands of Lakshadweep with the technical support of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI).

Members of women SHGs at Chetlath Island deploying the rafts

The large-scale initiative is in line with a CMFRI study that revealed immense potential for production of quality seaweeds in serene and pollution free lagoons of Lakshadweep for high-end utilization like the pharmaceuticals, food and nutraceuticals.

The indigenous red algae, Gracilaria edulis and Acanthophora spicifera are the species being farmed in nearly 2500 bamboo rafts benefitting 100 families belonging to 10 women self-help groups in different islands.

“Known for its unique tuna fisheries and myriads of beautiful corals, reef fishes and other creatures, now the marine sphere of the islands are more likely to be known as the seaweed farming hub of India soon”, said Dr K. Mohammed Koya, Scientist of CMFRI. 

View of Seaweed Farm at Kavaratti

CMFRI study
Recent studies by the CMFRI revealed an unprecedented growth performance of indigenous seaweed species in various lagoons of Lakshadweep with nearly 60-folds growth in 45 days for the species Gracilaria edulis.

Following the early success story, the Lakshadweep Administration joined hands with the CMFRI for multi-locational trial farming and capacity building of stakeholders. Thus, experimental-scale trial farming was conducted in the islands of Kiltan, Chetlah Kadmath, Agatti and Kavaratti during 2020-21 with promising results.

“The studies revealed that the island territory has a potential of producing nearly 30,000tons of dry seaweed per year worth Rs 75 cr by farming only 1% (200ha) of its 21,290 ha of lagoon area (inhabited islands only) at the rate of a modest 150 ton per hectare”, Dr Mohammed Koya said.

Climate Smart
Terming it as a climate-smart initiative, he further said: “The sea being the major sink of carbon and the seaweeds well known for its carbon sequestration properties, the farming of seaweed at such a scale would sequester nearly 6500t carbon dioxide per day adding a huge carbon credit to the nation while providing a climate resilient livelihood to the islanders”.  

Led by coordinated efforts of various Departments of the administration such as Fisheries, Environment & Forests and Rural Development as well as the CMFRI, the demonstration focuses on popularization of seaweed farming in the islands, capacity building of stakeholders and pre-feasibility and impact assessment of seaweed farming for a planned development of seaweed farming enterprise in the islands.

Providing a sound scientific basis for a sustainable seaweed farming enterprise, the CMFRI and the Lakshadweep Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the institute is at further studies for assessing the carrying capacity of the lagoons, spatial mapping of suitable farming sites, standardizing farming methods for year-round farming in deeper areas and means to ensure quality seeding materials of indigenous seaweed species jointly with the Lakshadweep administration. 

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Demand-based ecosystem critical for nurturing vibrant seaweed industry in India: Fisheries Secretary https://www.aquapost.in/demand-based-ecosystem-critical-for-nurturing-vibrant-seaweed-industry-in-india-fisheries-secretary/ https://www.aquapost.in/demand-based-ecosystem-critical-for-nurturing-vibrant-seaweed-industry-in-india-fisheries-secretary/#respond Thu, 26 Aug 2021 14:34:15 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1776 New Delhi, August 26: With seaweed cultivation and production in India remaining abysmally low, the Centre on Thursday pitched for active industry support to create a demand-driven ecosystem that promotes sustainable growth and reduces the country’s dependence on imports. Union Fisheries Secretary, Jatindra Nath Swain, alluded to the role of the processing sector in creating […]

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New Delhi, August 26: With seaweed cultivation and production in India remaining abysmally low, the Centre on Thursday pitched for active industry support to create a demand-driven ecosystem that promotes sustainable growth and reduces the country’s dependence on imports.

Union Fisheries Secretary, Jatindra Nath Swain, alluded to the role of the processing sector in creating a vibrant aquaculture industry and stressed replicating a similar model in the area of seaweed cultivation to unlock India’s potential in this sector.

India has an 8000 km long rich bio-diverse coastline but its contribution to the global seaweed production stands at around 2500 tons. Smaller South-East Asian nations, in comparison, enjoy a broad-based and well laid out thriving seaweed industry.

Inaugurating the Seaweed India 2021 virtual conclave, organized by SMART AGRI POST, Swain spoke of Government’s initiative under Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY), while underscoring industry partnership to supplement efforts for the fledgling industry.

He in particular referred to the sugarcane cultivation to buttress his observation and mentioned the significant impact the sugarcane industry has brought to the lives of the farmers through assured offtake and remuneration.

The country has set a production target of 11.5 lakh tonnes in the next five years, even as the global seaweed market size is projected to reach USD 25 billion by the turn of this decade.

To give a boost to the cultivation, the secretary indicated the establishment of multipurpose seaweed parks in the coastal states to promote seaweed cultivation in a big way. The first of such parks is coming up in Tamil Nadu, the detailed project report of which is being finalised.

He said the States should look into framing unambiguous rules for seaweed farming to avoid legal issues and focus on the creation of seed banks for sustained cultivation.

Referring to the Independence Day address where Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid stress on seaweed cultivation, Swain voiced optimism that the industry-led growth will help India attain its initiative towards a ‘blue revolution’.

Aquaculture and seaweed farming, he said, is also critical in India’s context in the coming decades when the overgrowing population will lead to the saturation of land available for traditional agriculture farming. “We have to (then) move from land-based production system to sea-based production system”.

Seaweed farming can also transform coastal areas into commercial hubs, generating incomes and improving the livelihoods of the farming community living on the margins.

Joint Secretary in the Department of Fisheries Dr J Balaji emphasized on the availability of seed, the scale of production and sales to give the required push to the sector. “We wanted a head start and included seaweed cultivation under PMMSY. The Finance Minister in her budget speech this year has also announced a seaweed park for Tamil Nadu to help the sector to take off”.

Dr Balaji informed that projects worth Rs 25 crore was approved last year and added that some major industries have also come up in Tamil Nadu to exploit the potential of seaweed farming.

“We are late but we can learn from other countries,” he said.  Talking about the economic opportunities, he drew attention to some farmers of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu who earned Rs 1.5 lakh last year in midst of the Covid outbreak from seaweed cultivation.

DDG-Fisheries, ICAR, Dr J K Jena said the time has come for India to show its accomplishment in the aquaculture sector and potential for seaweed cultivation. He emphasized technology to ramp up production initiatives including climate resilience technology.

While highlighting issues and challenges such as nutrient enrichment, Dr Jena strongly recommended the availability of quality seed for farming with the establishment of seed banks at several locations. 

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Chennai’s Aquaconnect Selected by ‘Google for Startup’ Accelerator https://www.aquapost.in/chennais-aquaconnect-selected-by-google-for-startup-accelerator/ https://www.aquapost.in/chennais-aquaconnect-selected-by-google-for-startup-accelerator/#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 15:43:07 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1770 Chennai: Aquaconnect, India’s leading aquaculture technology platform, has been selected for the fifth class of Google for Startups Accelerator (GFS) India. The Google for Startups Accelerator for India is focused on supporting great startups that are solving societal and economic challenges specific to the country, using advanced technology. Out of the 700 start-ups screened for the […]

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Chennai: Aquaconnect, India’s leading aquaculture technology platform, has been selected for the fifth class of Google for Startups Accelerator (GFS) India. The Google for Startups Accelerator for India is focused on supporting great startups that are solving societal and economic challenges specific to the country, using advanced technology. Out of the 700 start-ups screened for the program, Aquaconnect, along with 15 other start-ups, has been selected to be part of the GFS India program. 

Founded in 2017, Aquaconnect is a full-stack technology aquaculture technology venture that pioneers in the development of machine learning and satellite remote sensing technologies. The company works with 35000+ fish and shrimp farmers using AI predictive tools for better farm productivity and connects them with formal finance, insurers, and processors to improve Indian aquaculture value chain efficiency.

On the selection in the eminent GFSA program, Mr Rajamanohar Somasundaram Founder & CEO of Aquaconnect, said “We are excited to be part of the Google startup accelerator. We believe that this is a great validation for our technology-enabled impact work with shrimp and fish farmers. We are looking forward to receiving mentorship and support from the network of Google and industry mentors for more inclusive solutions to navigate the challenges in the aquaculture value chain.”

Under the GFSA-India program, Aquaconnect has an opportunity to work with Google mentors and industry experts on tech guidance, machine learning, product strategy, UX and design, leadership workshops, networking opportunities and Public Relations support. 

Currently, in addition to a farm advisory and a digital store for farm care inputs and equipment, Aquaconnect creates efficient market linkages for farmers to connect value chain players and get formal finance, insurance and sell their harvest produce. The company raised $4 million in July in pre-Series A round led by Rebright Partners and Flourish Ventures. AgFunder and 6G Capital also participated in this round, along with existing investors Omnivore and HATCH-Norway.

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GROBEST INDIA INTRODUCES NEW FUNCTIONAL PERFORMANCE FEED, AQUA KARE https://www.aquapost.in/grobest-india-introduces-new-functional-performance-feed-aqua-kare/ https://www.aquapost.in/grobest-india-introduces-new-functional-performance-feed-aqua-kare/#respond Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:30:32 +0000 http://www.aquapost.in/?p=1761 On Friday, Grobest India proudly launched a Functional Performance Feed (FPF), Aqua Kare by joining the hands with farmer friends in 7 locations, West Godavari, East Godavari, Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat during the webinar on “Improving the health and growth of shrimps through Functional Performance Feeds”. 160 farmers and dealers, more than […]

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On Friday, Grobest India proudly launched a Functional Performance Feed (FPF), Aqua Kare by joining the hands with farmer friends in 7 locations, West Godavari, East Godavari, Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat during the webinar on “Improving the health and growth of shrimps through Functional Performance Feeds”. 160 farmers and dealers, more than 100 people from academics and various industries all around the world have joined us for the celebration of Aqua Kare Launch and the technical webinar.

Speaking about the Grobest and its belief in Functional Performance Feed, Mr. Samson Li, CEO, Grobest Group said that Grobest is very focused to lead the market in Functional Performance Feed, including Growth Enhance and Immunity Enhance. With all the Functional Performance Feed, Grobest is committed to help the farmers in mitigating the risks and to have a healthy harvest. We are for farmers and we strive to make our farmers more successful, he added.

Dr. Decamp Olivier, Technical Director, Grobest Group added thatGrobest is the pioneer in Functional Performance Feed in the Asian Market and very well positioned to recommend Functional Performance Feed to our farmer friends. FPF contains proprietary ingredients that helps in strengthening the immune system of the shrimp and helps the shrimps to respond better during environmental stress. We have a lot proven success stories that our FPF helps the shrimp to encounter the pathogens that causes severe economic loss to the farmers.

Ramakanta Nayak, Chairman, Grobest India said that feed is one of the significant components affecting cost of production. Grobest India is more committed to impart and spend time with the farmers helping and educating them to think and consider where they can save costs and improve their margins. Also, he insisted that Functional Performance Feeds are the need of the hour for Indian Shrimp Aquaculture Industry.

Aqua Kare Launch

Introducing the Aqua Kare, Dr.V.Rajaram, Technical Director, Grobest India said that feeds must be formulated with functional ingredients to combat the pathogens, which cannot be achieved by top dressing with feed additives. From our R & D trails, we understand that top dressing the feed with functional ingredients doesn’t reach the gut unless they are blended with all the ingredients during manufacturing process. In fact, top dressing deteriorates the quality of feed pellet, water stability and leads to nutrient leaching. Our new Functional Performance Feed, Aqua Kare contains all the functional ingredients which helps to

  • Enhance shrimp immunity
  • Accelerate growth
  • Restore the gut health and digestion
  • Safeguard shrimp from pathogen

Using the functional performance feed at recommended dosage helps the shrimp to better survive and combat the opportunistic pathogens faced in the pond environment.

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