December 10, 2023

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Mpeda’s mud crab hatchery technology gets patent right till 2030

Mpeda -RGCA’s mud crab hatchery technological know-how, the only a single of its sort in the region, has been granted patent by the Controller Standard of Patent, Design and Trademarks. The patent, an extraordinary milestone in India’s aquaculture sector, has been granted from 2011 and will be valid till 2030.

The hatchery technological know-how for mud crab (scientific title – Scylla serrata) that is in fantastic demand from customers in South-East Asian countries, where by are living crabs are very most popular as a delicacy, has been created by the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture, the investigate and advancement arm of the Marine Products Export Growth Authority.

Mpeda (Marine Products Export Growth Authority) Chairman KS Srinivas reported the accomplishment is amazing in the record of Indian aquaculture as for the initially time the Central Govt has granted a patent for this technological know-how in the region. “It will go a long way in meeting the seed requirement of farmers who intend to undertake diversified species for aquaculture rather of concentrating on shrimp farming alone,” he reported.

Having into account that there is no other hatchery for mud crab in India, RGCA experienced used for patent legal rights for the mud crab hatchery technological know-how in 2011 with the Controller Standard of Patent, Design and Trademarks.

Trying to keep in check out the enormous demand from customers of mud crab, primarily in South-East Asian countries, Mpeda experienced initiated a pilot job for mud crab seed (acknowledged as crab-instar) creation during 2004 and subsequently produced the professional hatchery for the initially time in India during 2013 with the potential of a single million for each annum. Due to its rising demand from customers, the seed creation potential of RGCA’s mud crab hatchery has been amplified to one.4 million for each annum.

Srinivas reported the big accomplishment lies in increasing the survival rate of crab instar from three for each cent earth document to seven for each cent. Additional, the hatchery unit is built in these kinds of a method that all sections are underneath a single roof with total bio-stability steps. So much, seven.28 million seeds have been manufactured and provided to 659 farmers across the region.

RGCA has been set up to give a fillip to commercialisation of diversified aquaculture species these kinds of as sea bass, mud crab, Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (Reward), cobia, pompano and artemia. It focuses on increasing India’s maritime merchandise export by generating and providing fantastic good quality seeds, which is a prime enter for aquaculture.