KAKINADA CENTRE

GENESIS

      CIFE Kakinada Centre is one of the nodal centers imparting training programmes on various aspects of brackishwater and freshwater aquaculture. The centre has been playing a key role in bringing “Blue Revolution” in Andhra Pradesh by its intensive efforts on HRD, Extension and Research activities. The Centre is facilitated by two fish farms viz., Brackishwater Fish Farm, located at Kakinada and Freshwater Fish Farm at Balabhadrapuram which constitute a major asset to cater to Research & Development and HRD needs of the Centre. The present Centre came into being after merging of three then independent centers of CIFE, viz., Brackishwater Fish Farm, Fisheries Extension Training Center (both located at Kakinada in same campus) and Freshwater Fish Farm, Balabhadrapuram. CIFE Kakinada Centre was established in October 1968 after taking over the brackishwater fish farm at Kakinada from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. In 1974 the freshwater fish farm at Balabadrapuram, a village located at equidistance of 35 km between Rajahmundry and Kakinada, was taken on a long term lease basis from Govt. of Andhra Pradesh by CIFE, Mumbai. It was named as "Aquaculture Research and Training Center of CIFE"(ARTC). In 1997 ARTC was again rechristened as Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Kakinada Centre