(Aquaculture Technology Incubation Centre of MPEDA)
(Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)
Affiliated by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India.
RGCA has established an integrated Artemia production unit for the first time in India and started cyst production trials by 2007 at Tharuvaikulam, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu. In 2014, RGCA developed Artemia demonstration farm at Uppoor, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.
For Artemia cyst & Biomass, Please contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Mobile Number: +91 75988 42296
For Hands-on training programme on Artemia Aquaculture and seed production Please contact email: email@example.com; Phone Number: +91 98946 27039
Since inception Artemia project sold 8.595 tons of Biomass supply to 405 benificiaries and 3,232 Nos of Artemia cyst tins to 241 benificiaries
To develop and standardize the technology for good quality Artemia cyst and biomass production.
To disseminate the Artemia cyst production and farming technology through technology transfer programmes.
Artemia, commonly known as Brine shrimp, is a unique cosmopolitan anostracan (Class Branchiopoda) living in hypersaline and saline lakes, lagoons and man-made salterns with salinity levels ranging from 10 to 340 g/l.
Artemia is one of the best Live-feed that has revolutionized Aquaculture industry and used for more than 85 % of Aquaculture hatcheries, mainly shrimp hatcheries.
Annual harvests from Great Salt Lake, Utah were in the order of 2000 tonnes of dry cyst making up more than 90 percent of the world's cyst market.
A. franciscana (bisexual species) is now commonly available in Indian saline water bodies for the past two decades whereas the native Artemia species, A. parthenogenetica (asexual species) is rarely found.
The cyst produced from RGCA's units has good hatching rate of 90-95%. RGCA also supplies Dried Artemia Flakes and Decapsulated Artemia cyst.
RGCA is providing hands-on training in Artemia cyst and biomass production to improve the Socio-economic status of coastal communities, Women Self-help Groups, salt farmers and interested entrepreneurs.
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The above comparative nutritional profile of RGCA's "Pearl Brand"Artemia cyst clearly indicates the presence of Highly Unsaturated Fatty Acids as it is a key factor to determine the nutritional value and the effectiveness of its use for aqua-larviculture in marine hatcheries.
Senior Scientific Officer [In Charge]
Senior Field Officer
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