The Thanjavur Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture (Formerly Fisheries Training and Research Centre) came into existence during 2001 by amalgamating the two schemes viz., “Operational Research Project in Fish culture” and “Polyculture of Fin and Shellfishes” functioning earlier in VUTRC (TANUVAS) Thanjavur. This centre mainly caters to the needs of freshwater aquaculture farmers in the Cauvery delta region. The Centre is located on the Pattukkottai Road in Soorakottai village in a land extent of one hectare fully fenced.
This is the only fisheries training centre available in the region to provide on- campus and off-campus training regularly for the benefit of the farmers, entrepreneurs, women SHG members, fisherwomen and rural unemployed youth. The training subjects include freshwater fish farming, carp seed production, ornamental fish farming, preparation of value-added fishery products, etc. Besides the extension of technology, presently the centre has metamorphosed into a production centre with fish production and marketing through retail sale outlet (Kayalaham) in the Centre.
Students research done and underway at the centers
|SI.No||Name of the Student and Year||M.F.Sc/Ph.D.||Title of the Work Done||Thesis Submitted on|
|M.F.Sc||Evaluation of stocking parameters influencing the growth of Genetically Improved Farm Tilapia (GIFT) under intensive cage farming||17.07.2019
|M.F.Sc||Effect of stocking parameters on growth survival and production of Pangassius hypophthalmus in intensive cage culture system||Ongoing|
|3||PAWAN KUMAR SHARMA
|Ph.D.||Developing a sustainable production model for farm pond aquaculture in selected delta districts of Tamil Nadu||Ongoing|
The following University research project is underway in the Centre:
1. Investigation on the nutritional requirements of Spiny Loach, Lepidocephalus thermalis
|Sl No||Schemes||Funded by||Budget||Period|
|1||TN IAMP Projects||World Bank Funded||₹ 250 lakhs||2017– 23|
|2||Establishment of Aqua One Centre at Thanjavur CeSA||NFDB Funded||₹ 20 lakhs||2019-20|
|3||Establishment of Aquaculture Service Centre in Cauvery Delta Region – TCeSA||NADP Funded||₹ 130 lakhs||2019-20|
|4||Upgrading Sustainable Aquaculture Production Centres of TNJFU for operation through Private –Public Partnership for Integrated Agriculture Development||NADP Funded||₹ 378 lakhs||2019-20|
TCeSA, Thanjavur has trained more than 7093 farmers through 252 trainings. The training programmes were on Freshwater fish culture, Fish culture in community tanks, Ornamental fish culture, Fish culture in farm ponds, Cage culture in Freshwater Tanks and Value added fish products preparation. Training on Carp culture in community ponds, Farm pond Tilapia culture and Cage culture in Freshwater Tanks are offered on demand or in a routine manner.
TCeSA comprises of an area of 1 ha. in which a Training Hall, Aquaculture Quality Testing Laboratory, Library, Inland Cage Culture Demonstration Facility, Kayalaham (TNJFU Retail Outlet) and Innovative Ornamental Fish Unit are established.
|Sl.No.||Extension Activity||From 01.04.2001 – 30.6.2020|
No. of trainings conducted
a. On - Campus
b. Off – Campus
|2||No. of farmers trained
a. On - Campus
b. Off – Campus
|3||Awareness programmes conducted||31|
|4||Guest lectures delivered||264|
|7||Farmers queries answered||16827|
For further details, contact:
Assistant Professor and Head i/c
TCeSA, Thanjavur has trained more than 6,420 farmers through236 trainings
The centre is located in Thanjavur to Pattukottai main road at Soorakottai. The land mark is junction point (Pirivusalai) of the roads from Thanjavur to Mannargudi and Pattukottai
The Assistant Professor and Head i/c
Thanjavur Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture, Pattukottai Main Road, Soorakottai,
Thanjavur – 614 904.