Golden Trevally Fish

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Researchers of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) have succeeded in captive breeding of golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus).

About Golden Trevally Fish

  • It is a high value marine fish also known as golden king fish.
  • It is an ideal candidate species for mariculture due to its faster growth rates, good meat quality and huge market demand for both consumption and ornamental purposes.
  • It is a reef-associated fish and lives in the company of larger fishes like skates, sharks, groupers etc.
  • In India, the fish landing observations show that the golden trevally are landed predominantly at reef area fishing grounds in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat.

Key facts about Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

  • It was established by the Government of India in 1947 under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • It joined the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1967.
  • Mandate
    • To monitor the exploited and assess the under-exploited marine fisheries resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone.
    • To understand the fluctuations in abundance of marine fisheries resources in relation to change in the environment.
    • To develop suitable mariculture technologies for finfish, shellfish and other culturable organisms in open seas to supplement capture fishery production.
  • One of the major achievements of CMFRI is the development and refinement of a unique method for estimation of fishery catch and effort from the over 8000 km coastline called the "Stratified Multistage Random Sampling Method”.
  • Headquarters: Kochi, Kerala

Q1: What is the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)?

It is an autonomous organisation under the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India. Formerly known as the Imperial Council of Agricultural Research, it was established on 16 July 1929 as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in pursuance of the report of the Royal Commission on Agriculture.

Source: CMFRI develops seed production technology for high value marine fish golden trevally