The Fisheries Institute of Technology and Training(FITT) was started during the year 2008 entering MoU with TATA group for a period of five years(2008-2013) with a view to provide technical assistance and training to fisherfolk for taking up marine cage culture, crab culture and seaweed culture and adopt modern fishing practices and fish processing. To establish FITT 1.16 ha land(RS No.97/3) in Muttukadu village was allotted with an initial assistance of 1crore from Tamilnadu Government and also funds from TATA. The FITT was operated by State Fisheries Department and through the TNFU Act 2012, the FITT has been transferred to the University on 11.07.2015. As per the TNFU statutes, the FITT shall function as a constituent unit of the University with mandates prescribed by the Board.
Therefore to bring the FITT under TNFU, the FITT has been formed as Directorate and named as Directorate of Aquaculture Technology Training and Incubation from April 2017 with the following objectives.
Floating Fish Feeds Developed
|Soy Bean Meal||9.3|
|Poultry by-product meal||14.8|
|Vitamin - C||0.12|
|Vitamin - C||0.12|
|Feed||Protein||Size of the
|Price per Kg
|22||3 mm & 4mm||27|
|30||3 mm & 4mm||35|
|30||2 mm & 3mm||60|
ornamental fish feed
|30||2 mm & 3mm||110|
The cost of preparation of 1 kg of fishmeal-based diet was around Rs. 36.84.
Whereas the ingredient cost for preparation of 1-kg poultry byproduct meal-based feed was accounted to be Rs. 28.04.
The feed cost was reduced by 18.78 % (Rs. 8.8/kg) compared to fishmeal-based reference diet.
The cost of preparation of 1 kg of soybean meal-based diet was around Rs. 32.8.
Whereas the ingredient cost for preparation of 1-kg rapeseed meal-based feed was accounted to be Rs. 28.4 .
The feed cost was reduced by 11.45 % (Rs. 4.4/kg) compared to soybean meal - based reference diet.
NADP project on Development of Cost efficient feeds for enhancing freshwater fish production – Rs.398 lakh NABARD project on Institute of Paraprofessional Aquaculture Technology at Muttukadu, Kancheepuram Dt. – Rs.880 lakh
The optimum stocking density for cage culture of GIFT Tilapia was found to be 80 and 20 per cubic meter in nursery and grow out cages respectively.
Maximum growth was found to be 1.2-1.3 kg in 10 months period.
The optimum stocking density for cage culture of GIFT Tilapia was found to be 200 nos and 50 nos per cubic meter for nursery and grow out cages respectively.
The suitable size for harvesting of GIFT Tilapia considering the local market was between 300 and 400 g.
Directorate of Aquaculture Technology Training and Incubation,
ECR Muttukadu, Kancheepuram District - 603 112
044 - 2747 2118Email:
The following are the centres of DIVF
Directorate of Incubation and Vocational Training in Aquaculture
ECR - Muttukadu,
Kancheepuram - 603 112
044 - 2747 2118
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