ICAR-CIFRI bred River Ganga fish for in-situ conservation under NMCG Project

Last Updated on 024.07.2017

The breeding programme of River Ganga fish, Labeo rohita (rohu) and Cirrhinus mrigala (mrigal) was conducted on 18th July 2017. The fishes were collected earlier from River Ganga and reared in brood stock pond. Fully mature brooders were selected for the breeding. A hatchery (owner: Tamal Mitra) was selected nearby the brood stock pond and the brooders were acclimatized for three hours prior to first dose of injection. Crude pituitary gland (CPG) was prepared and injected for artificial propagation. The first doses of injection was given at 7.30 PM followed by second one at 1.30 AM.Stripping was done early morning at 5.30 AM. Around 12 lakhs of eggs were produced with a fertilization rate of 98%. This is the first attempt initiated by ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore under the national level programme of Namami Gange with the funding support from NMCG for in -situ conservation of fishes of River Ganga.

Brooders selection

Brooders are injected with CPE

Fertilized eggs are in hatching pool

Fertilized eggs