About NutriFishIn

What is NutriFishIn?

NutriFishIn is database containing nutritional information on food fishes of India, from varieties of habitats like freshwater, coldwater, brackish water and marine systems. It has been developed under ICAR funded Outreach Activity on "Nutrient Profiling and Evaluation of Fish as a dietary Component". The main feature of the database is information on food fishes in terms of gross chemical composition, amino acid, fatty acid and micronutrients. The database has an in-built knowledgebase which provides information on the richness of different fish species in different food components which could be useful for their inclusion in dietary counselling by physicians. Besides the nutritional data, information on standard international protocols followed to generate the information and other technical aspects are also available.

What is the mission of NutriFishIn?

Enhancing the utility of fish in human nutrition by creating awareness on nutritional composition of food fishes.

What are the objectives of NutriFishIn?

Generation of nutrient composition data of important food fishes from India.

Generate and strengthen a database on "Nutritional composition of food fishes from India"

Conducting human feeding trials with selected species of food fishes.

Conducting mass awareness programs on “Health benefits of Fish Consumption

What are NutriFishIn activities?

Generation of nutrient information of Indian food fishes

Compiling and achieving nutritional information on food fishes in the database

Creating mass awareness about health benefits of eating fish

Dietary recommendation for application in clinical nutrition and medical nutrition therapy

Recommendation for species prioritization for aquaculture.

Who is part of NutriFishIn?

Centrally coordinated by Fisheries Science Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (FSD-ICAR), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

Seven Fisheries Research Institute under FSD-ICAR, viz. Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore; Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin; Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Cochin; Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar; Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai; Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai; Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR), Bhimtal.

Who does NutriFishIn reach?



Health professionals


Policy planners

Fish Farmers and Aquaculturists

Conceptualized, Developed and Maintained by Dr. B. P. Mohanty and D. Karunakaran
© ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore.
Phone: 91-033-25921190/25921191 Fax: 91-033-25920388 E-mail:bimalmohanty12@rediffmail.com; bimal.mohanty@icar.gov.in