Main objective of the division is to develop eco-friendly technology packages for augmentation of food production and income generation opportunities in the coastal areas.
Techniques for seed production of marine resources such as
Clown fishes
Damsel fishes
Blue swimmer crabs
Sand lobster
Marine Shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus
Marine pearl oyster
Indian edible oyster
Clams and Cockles
have been developed

Technological upgradation have been made to improve the production and increase profitability in farming systems, especially in
Marine mussel farming
Remote setting of oysters
Production of akoya and mabe pearls
Seaweed farming
Integrated farming of seaweeds and bivalves
Farming of crabs and lobsters
Intensive culture of marine shrimps
Xth Plan
MD / CUL / 01: Broodstock development and Seed production for shellfish mariculture
MD / CUL/ 02: Development of diversified and sustainable growout mariculture systems
MD / CUL / 03: Seed production for Finfish mariculture
MD / CUL / 04: Mass culture of live feeds and nutritional enrichment for larviculture

XIth Plan
MD / CUL / 01: Development of broodstock, captive breeding and seed production techniques for selected marine food fish and ornamental fishes
MD / CUL/ 02: Technology development on seed production of shellfish
MD / CUL / 03: Development of diversified mariculture systems

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