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

Welcome to Brackishwater Research Farm Facility

Brackishwater Research Farm Facility is an on-campus facility of Institute of Fisheries Post Graduate Studies, (IFPGS) Vaniyamchavadi, Chennai functioning under Tamil Nadu Dr. J. Jayalalitha Fisheries University. Brackish water Research Farm Facility has many advanced infra structure facilities such as Raceway, lined pond and water quality laboratory situated in one acre land. The main objectives of this facility is, to promote culture and breeding activities of brackishwater fish and shrimp species and analysis of water and sediment quality and also estimation of microbiology parameters from the samples received from fish and shrimp farmers.

Technology on Aerobic Microbial Floc (AMF) in intensive nursery and Growout culture of Peneaus vannamei was developed and by adopting this technology 549 kg healthy shrimps were harvested with 95% survival. This Shrimp Harvest Mela was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister for Fisheries.


Excellence in research for developing sustainable and diversified Brackishwater aquaculture practices for enhanced productivity, quality, water use efficiency and farm income.

Ongoing culture practice

GIFT Tilapia culture in lined ponds

Technology Developed

Aerobic Microbial Floc (AMF) in intensive nursery and Growout culture of Peneaus vannamei

Culture practices of Brackishwater fish species

Milkfish Culture
Pearl Spot Culture
Mullet Culture

Research Project

Institutional Research Project (IRP)

Plankton diversity of pre and post monsoon season in Buckingham canal

Related training conducted

  • National Conference: Smart Shrimp Farming
  • Importance and scope of Brackishwater fish and shrimp species

PG Research

Studies on the assessment of bioavailability of crude protein and lipid from Insitu and Exsitu Aerobic Microbial Floc in intensive nursery culture of Peneaus vannamei (Boone, 1931)


Lined pond a

Lined pond b

Castnet operated in lined pond

Shrimp harvest Mela , OMR Campus

BRFF Centre

Raceway a

Raceway b

Biofloc Shrimp

Outer look of lab and pond

TNJFU ranks 36th in India’s most admired Science/ Technology Universities, 54th in India’s best Public Universities and 68th in India’s Top 200 Universities.

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Brackishwater Research Farm Facility (BRFF),

04365 - 241444  (University Campus)

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