Biofloc based Shrimp Nursery Technology demonstrated by ICAR-CIBA


27th September 2018, Balasore

ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai has been conducting Frontline Demonstrations on Biofloc based Nursery rearing Technology for Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei in different parts of the country with support from the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.


A Farmer-Scientist Interaction Meet was organized at Sahada, Balasore today to disseminate the BFT based shrimp nursery technology.

Dr. S. Felix, Vice Chancellor, Tamilnadu Jayalalitha Fisheries University graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Dr Haribandhu Panda, Vice Chancellor, Centurian University, Shri Ajay Bhoi, Deputy Director of Fisheries, Odisha, Mrs. Subhasini Jena, Social activist, Balasore, and Dr Kamalesh Mishra, President, Sea food Exporters Assn., Odisha were also participated in the Interaction Meet.

Dr Akshaya Panigrahi, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIBA and Principal Investigator of the project said this innovative eco-based technology helps in sustainable production through the conversion of waste to microbial floc as natural food ensuring sustainable income.

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the BFT were explained to the farmer trainees and other stakeholders (200 persons) who came for exposure visit and witness the system and pond stocking of the nursery reared juveniles. This technology ensures good survival of 90 to 98 % and juveniles reaching a size of 300 to 600 mg when stocked at a density of 3000 to 8000 PLs/m3. It improves productivity, natural food, FCR, economic gain; and reduced costs (15-20% lower cost of production). A farmer friendly publication on nursery rearing technology for penaeid shrimp with salient points about the technology was released on this occasion.


Shri Anjan Dandapat, President, Sahada Fisheries Society and progressive farmer who adopted this technology briefed about his experience and benefits of BFT based nursery system.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)