Agrinnovate Transfer Technology of ICAR-DCFR “Captive Maturation and Multiple Breeding of Golden Mahseer”
Publish Date : 26-04-2022
Description : The Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand with the M/s. Das and Kumars Pvt. Ltd., Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and the ICAR-Agrinnovate, New Delhi for the Technology Transfer of “Captive Maturation and Multiple Breeding of Golden Mahseer” here today.The Chief Guest & Magsaysay Awardee, Dr. Rajendra Singh, the Waterman of India handed-over the MoA to the Licensee, Shri Harsh Aggarwal. The Agreement will be valid for a period of 7 Years. Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey, Director, ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal stated that the technology encompasses an efficient indoor system and method for the Year-round seed production of the endangered Golden Mahseer. It will facilitate its conservation and offer the livelihood opportunities through the Sports Fishery, Ecotourism and Conservation Aquaculture. The technology developed by Dr. M.S. Akhtar, Senior Scientist, ICAR-DCFR, Bhimtal and his team has the prospects of reversing the population status of the Golden Mahseer from “Endangered” to “Abundance” in the near future. The MoA is aimed to facilitate the close cooperation among the three parties and create a small business platform for Mahseer Conservation and Fish-based Ecotourism.