The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) was established in the year 1987 with the aim of developing the brackish water aquaculture in India. Brackish water aquaculture is a high potential area for producing fish and shellfish. Many coastal areas lack the facilities and the technology needed for such production of fish. This gap is bridged by the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA).
The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture is located in Chennai at the following address:
75, Santhome High Road,
Phone: 91-044-24616948, 24618817, 24610565
The headquarters is located in the above address and the experimental field station is located at Muttukadu, 30 kms from Chennai.
The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture helps the marginal farmers and the corporate sector to use the plant to its capacity and to diversify into other value added services. It provides standardized technologies to them to prosper in commercial shrimp aquaculture and processing.
Courses in brackish water aquaculture are conducted every year as a part of the services. Students in Fisheries and Agriculture stream make use of these courses. Entrepreneurs and farmers who are involved in aquaculture also make use of these courses. Apart from the courses the Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture also conducts farmers’ meet, trainings, exhibitions, workshops, and brainstorming sessions periodically.
A course fee is attached to the courses offered by this institute. Candidates who are already employed should apply through proper channel. The demand draft for the course fee has to be taken in favor of ICAR Unit, CIBA, payable at State Bank of India, Santhome, Chennai. Employees of ICAR need not pay any fees for the courses. Expenses related to travel, accommodation, and boarding has to be borne by the candidates themselves.