RRC Vijaywada


Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture
(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Fish Seed Farm, Penamaluru, Poranki post- 521137, Vijayawada, A.P.
Ph. & Fax: 0866-2581611



 Scientist in Charge  Dr. B. Seshagiri (Senior Scientist)

 Dr. P.V. Rangacharulu (Principal Scientist)

 Dr. Ramesh Rathod (Scientist)


  • To Promote sustainable and eco-friendly freshwater aquaculture practices in the region.
  • To propagate organic farming technologies in Freshwater Aquaculture.
  • To Demonstrate diversification of alternate species and innovative technologies.
  • To popularize technology transfer through on farm training and to provide extension and technical services.
  • To disseminate alternate technologies with regard to Freshwater Aquaculture.
  • Developed methodologies for processing of Biological waste and generation of organic manures, adopting bio compost, vermi compost and liquid manure methods.
  • Demonstrated use of bio fertilizers and bacterial fertilizers for enhancement of aqua production.
  • Propagated Jayanti Rohu culture through demonstrations in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Evaluation of alternate feed resources for sustainable aqua Production.
  • Demonstrated cage fish farming for rearing of fish seed in reservoirs in Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya and Chattisgarh.
  • Demonstrated and trained fisher women, self help groups, Fisher men cooperatives and fish farmers in post harvest Technologies of making Fish products.
  • Conducted disease diagnostic surveys and surveillance studies.
  • Studies on alternate species culture systems (pangas suchi and C.Striatas)
  • Training programmes on various aspects of freshwater aquaculture
  • Services to Farmers
  • Co ordinated visits of farmers from different states to study the Aquaculture activities of Kolleru region.