The main objectives of the farm are to standardize the seed production and culture methodology of the identified species for low-saline water culture, to identify and standardize the culture methodology of the species alternate to Indian major carps and to identify and study the current problems in fish, scampi-, and shrimp culture.This research station has standardized several protocols for fresh water fish, prawn, shrimp and fresh water pearl as detailed below.
- Initiated, studied, and guided the expansion, evolution and stabilization of carp culture systems (Kolleru carp culture) the unique aquaculture system in Asia.
- Identified the principle bacterial and parasitic diseases of pond culture Indian major carps.
- Studied (in collaboration with NTR Veterinary College, Gannavaram) the antibiotic resistance and sensitivity of three important pathogenic bacteria.
- Identified principal diseases of alternate species ( hypophthalmus, L. calcarifer, M. aculeatus).
- Studied weather related mortalities of pond cultured major carps.
- Studied other important water quality problems in fishponds.
- Surveyed the use and misuse of drugs and chemicals.
- Seed production of Macrognathus aculeatus (Bommidai) for the first time in South India.
- Standardized the pond culture methodology of rosenbergii (Scampi) and M. malcolmsonii (Indian river prawn).
- Standardized the pond culture methodology of rosenbergii in both mixed and mono sex cultures, in low saline waters and soils.
- Propagated the knowledge on the characters of morphotypes in scampi and their impact on production.
- Identified morphotypes in male malcolmsonii – a first record.
- Popularized key characters to identify the seed of Macrobrachium occurring in the natural water bodies of Andhra Pradesh.
Surveyed and identified the important diseases of pond cultured tiger shrimp, and prawn.
Fisheries Research Station Undi
Estd. under Act No.18 of 2005 of Govt. of A.P. & Recognized by UGC Under Section -2(f) of UGC Act.