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Ramanathapuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture

Ramanathapuram Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (RCeSA) was established as a new production centre for marine finfish seeds under Tamil Nadu Fisheries University on 09.12.2014. This centre is spread over a seafront area of 25 acres in the coastal village of Seeniappa Dargha, Sathakonvalasai Panchayat of Ramanathapuram District.

This Center has one multispecies marine finfish hatchery built over an area of 11,583 square feet. It is a modular type of hatchery with provision for holding finfish brood stock, spawning, larval, nursery and live feed rearing.

This hatchery supports four numbers of round RCC tanks of 45 tonnes capacity each for rearing commercially important marine fin fishes like Rachycentron canadum (Cobia), Lates calcarifer (Asian sea bass) and Trachinotus blochii (Pompano). Apart from these brood stock tanks, the hatchery has clear spaces earmarked for undertaking hatching, larval and nursery rearing of the marine finfish eggs and larvae respectively. Facility for indoor rearing of live feed like microalgae, rotifers and copepods are also earmarked inside the hatchery. The Centre also has a laboratory for water quality and bacteriological studies. Two numbers of HDPE lined pond of 50 m2 is also present in the centre to undertake outdoor finfish rearing.