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ICAR-DCFR commercializes Rainbow Trout Feeds and RAS

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01 May 2024, Bhimtal: ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, developed, validated, and commercialized high-performance three feeds for rainbow trout i.e., starter, grower, and brooder feeds and Recirculating Aquaculture (RAS) technology for augmenting coldwater fish production in the Indian uplands.

ICAR-DCFR and Growel Feeds Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding for the transfer and licensing of rainbow trout feed package technology. Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director, ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal, signed the MoU on behalf of ICAR-DCFR.

Dr. Pandey emphasised that the feed and RAS technologies are important milestones for expanding the coldwater aquaculture landscape and rainbow trout production in India. He also highlighted the role of private-public partnerships in developing impactful technologies for fish farmers.

The futuristic and climate-resilient RAS technology minimizes water use by 1/100-fold, and the net productivity of rainbow trout can be increased to four-fold in a shorter culture duration.

The salient features of the rainbow trout feeds developed by Dr. Biju Sam Kamalam and team are a substantial improvement in growth rate, feed efficiency, size uniformity, flesh quality, reproductive competence, and offspring quality, coupled with a remarkable reduction in fish culture duration and health issues.

The hybrid event was attended by ICAR-DCFR scientists and research scholars.

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