(Aquaculture Technology Incubation Centre of MPEDA)
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
Affiliated by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India.
Tilapia (GIFT) Project of RGCA is located at Manikonda village in Krishna-District of Andhra Pradesh. The project initiated during 2008.
The project is successfully operating with technical collaboration from WorldFish, Malaysia and the only centre in India developed 8th Generation of GIFT in Indian condition through pedigreed selective breeding after procuring initial germplasm from WorldFish.
Tilapia all male seeds are avialble. Please contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile Number: +91 75988 42296
For Hands-on training programme on Best managemnet practices of Tilapia Aquaculture Please contact email: email@example.com; Phone Number: +91 98946 27039
Since inception Tilapia project sold 3,83,79,986 Nos of seeds to 484 benificiaries and 36,328 Nos of Broodstock to 24 benificiaries
To standardize Hatchery and Grow out farming technology of Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT strain; Oreochromis niloticus).
To produce All Male seeds of GIFT strain and to supply to aquafarmers and entrepreneurs.
Conducting selective breeding programme of GIFT to produce quality seeds and broodstocks.
To support Satellite Breeding Centre for GIFT in India by providing improved GIFT stocks.
Providing consultancy services on GIFT propagation in India.
Tilapia commonly known as "Aquatic Chicken" is one of the most popular seafood commodities across the world with a growing global market of 11 to 12% per annum.
RGCA is successfully conducting pedigreed breeding programme of GIFT in Indian condition and produced G8 generation.
RGCA providing technical assistance for establishment of GIFT Satellite Breeding Centers and bio-secured tilapia farms.
RGCA is conducting regular hands-on training programmes in GIFT breeding, seed production & grow-out farming.
FAO described Tilapia as one of the most important food fish of the 21st century.
WorldFish Centre, Malaysia Joined hands with MPEDA-RGCA as sole authority in India, for Successful implementation of GIFT selective breeding programme.
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Fully pedigreed selectively bred stocks
Tested for TiLV regularly and assure TiLV free production
High growth and survival rate with better fillet yield
Average genetic gain is of > 8.5% in each Generation
Improved FCR as 1 : 0.85%
Suitable for both low density and High-density intensive culture systems
Project Director (SB & A)
Principal Scientific Officer [In charge]
Senior Field Officer
Senior Scientific Officer
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