"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

Kanyakumari Ganapathipuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture

Kanyakumari Ganapathipuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (KKG CeSA)

An exclusive Centre for focusing research in shrimp brood bank has been established in the west coast of Tamil Nadu near Kolachal in Kanyakumari Dt. The Centre has been established along the coastline in 8 acres of land. This site is located between Ganapathipuram and Azhikal coastal villages and boarded with Arabian Sea. The Centre presently has two quarantine buildings, primary and secondary quarantine building coupled with Nucleus Breeding Centre in a modest way.

There are some more facilities like, multiplication centre for the production of SPF Brood stock and Families segregation and maintenance facilities are to come up in the Centre. This centre is presently focussing at development of SPF Broodstock for the Indian Penaeid species with special attention on Black Tiger Shrimp. In addition to supplying brood stock, this centre will impart training to develop technical manpower among the local fisherfolk community to augment alternate livelihoods and also offer technical services to the needy farmers in advanced broodstock management

Objectives of the Centre

The Centre has the following objectives to contemplate:

  • To establish a shrimp brood bank in Kanyakumari Dt
  • To produce selectively bred Penaeus shrimp brood stock (mother shrimps)
  • To set up multiplication centre for high quality shrimps for producing seeds which should exhibit fast growth and high survival in commercial shrimp farms

Faculty and Technical personnel in the Centre

Name Designation Email

Dr. J. Stephen Sampath Kumar



Dr. K. Veerabhadran

Professor and Head


Mr. P. Senthil Kumar

Senior Research Fellow


Research Projects

Sl. No. Title Year PI & Co-PI Fund (in lakhs) Funding agency
1. Establishment of Shrimp Brood Bank at Kanyakumari 2014-15 Dr. J. Stephen Sampath Kumar
&Dr. E. Suresh
198.91 NADP
2. Strengthening of regional stations at DCeSA< 2016-17 Dr. J. Stephen Sampath Kumar 274.54 NADP

Special programs done in the Centre

Sl. No. Program Date

Training on “Preparation of value added fishery products”


Interactive meeting on “Career opportunities in aquaculture” in commemoration of Fish Farmers Day


International Workshop on Marine Biotechnology and Shrimp Genetics Research


Awareness lecture in “Fisheries- future scope for mankind” in commemoration of World Fisheries Day


Contact Details:

Dr. K. Veerabhadran Professor and Head

Kanyakumari Ganapathipuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture
Ayiramkal Pozhimugam,
Ganapathipuram PO,
Kanyakumari Dt – 629502,
Tamil Nadu.