November 18, 2019
+91-44-24618817, 24616948
Faculty Member

Scientists

Gouranga Biswas. Dr.

Discipline: Aquaculture
Division: Finfish Culture Division
Specialization: Fish breeding and culture

Contact Me

Phone: +91-3210-255072;
Fax:
+91-3210-257030;
Cell:
+91-9434689392;
Email:
g.biswas@icar.gov.in; gbiswas@ciba.res.in; 

Brief profile:

After taking Masters in Freshwater Aquaculture from CIFE, Mumbai in 2003 I started a career as Fishery Extension Officer, Govt. of West Bengal. I have been working in CIBA since May 2007 on finfish breeding and culture. Meanwhile, I obtained PhD in Applied Biological Science in March 2015 from the University of Miyazaki, Japan. I currently work in Fish Culture Division in CIBA. I have worked on breeding, seed rearing and grow-out culture of brackishwater fishes. I have contributed to the captive breeding and seed production of pearlspot, seed rearing techniques of Asian seabass, grey mullets and milkfish, the cost-effective grow-out culture of Asian seabass, grey mullet and milkfish, polyculture of shrimp and fishes, and organic shrimp farming. I have research interests in aquaculture diversification, fish breeding and fish molecular immunology.

Research areas:

  • Brackishwater fish breeding and culture
  • Aquaculture species and system diversification
  • Fish Immunology

Current Research Projects:

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Title
Funded By
1 Development and evaluation of novel culture technologies for candidate brackishwater finfishes for sustainable aquaculture In-house
2 Application of improved techniques for captive maturation, assessment of reproductive biology, system development of induced breeding, larval rearing and seed production of brackishwater candidate finfish species In-house
3 Development and dissemination of economically viable and sustainable brackishwater aquaculture technologies for livelihood improvement of small and marginal farmers of Indian Sundarbans In-house
4 Development of brackishwater aquaculture through optimization of captive breeding protocols of potential and emerging ornamental fish species, technology transfer and livelihood generation In-house
5 Elucidation of molecular mechanism of dopamine action on final oocyte maturation of goldspot mullet, Liza parsia DBT

Recognitions (National & International)
  • Best Oral Presentation Award (First Place) for the paper entitled “System Diversification in Brackishwater Aquaculture of India: Research Support on Fish Culture Options for Sundarban Producers” presented in the International Congress on Engineering and Life Science (ICELIS 2018) held during April 26-29, 2018 at Kastamonu, Turkey.
  • K. Chidambaram Memorial Annual Award- 2015 by the Fisheries Technocrats Forum, Chennai.
  • Dr. C.V. Kulkarni Best Young Scientist Award for 2014-15 from ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India.
  • T.V.R. Pillay and Dr. M.V. Gupta Award for the Best Overseas Indian Fisheries Scientist for securing the second maximum cumulative impact factor for the research papers published during the year 2013 by the Professional Fisheries Graduates’ Forum, Mumbai on 12th November 2014 at NBFGR, Lucknow, India.
  • Alltech Japan Young Scientist 2013 Award on 3rd October 2014 at Kagoshima, Japan.
  • Japanese Govt. (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship 2011 for pursuing doctoral study during 2012-2015.
  • Felicitation by the Chandanpiri Vivekananda Farmers Club, Namkhana, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India with a citation on 11th April 2011 in recognition of a proactive role played in the development of brackishwater aquaculture in the Sunderbans region.
  • Dr. Hiralal Choudhuri Gold Medal Award from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, India for securing the 1st Class 1st position in the Master’s Course 2001-2003.
Best 5 Publications during the Career
  1. Kumar, G. Biswas, T.K. Ghoshal, M. Kailasam, L. Christina, K.K. Vijayan, 2018. Current knowledge on the biology, captive breeding and aquaculture of the brackishwater catfish, Mystus gulio (Hamilton, 1822): A review. Aquaculture, 499: 243-250. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.71; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.71; Citation: 1).
  2. Biswas, J.K. Sundaray, S.B. Bhattacharyya, P.S. Shyne Anand, T.K. Ghoshal, D. De, Prem Kumar, K. Sukumaran, A. Bera, B. Mandal, M. Kailasam, 2017. Influence of feeding, periphyton and compost application on the performances of striped grey mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) fingerlings in fertilized brackishwater ponds. Aquaculture, 481: 64-71. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.71; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.71; Citations: 3).
  3. Gouranga Biswas, Soner Bilen, Tomoya Kono, Masahiro Sakai, Jun-ichi Hikima, 2016. Inflammatory immune response by lipopolysaccharide-responsive nucleotide binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 55: 21-21. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.913; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.91; Citations: 16).
  4. Gouranga Biswas, Masahiro Sakai, 2014. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for detection and identification of aquaculture pathogens: current state and perspectives. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98: 2881–2895. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 3.34; NAAS 2019 Rating: 9.34; Citations: 29).
  1. G. Biswas, A.R. Thirunavukkarasu, J.K. Sundaray, M. Kailasam, 2010. Optimization of feeding frequency of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) fry reared in net cages under brackishwater environment. Aquaculture, 305: 26–31. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.71; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.71; Citations: 64).
Best 3 Publications during last 3 years
  1. Kumar, G. Biswas, T.K. Ghoshal, M. Kailasam, K.K. Vijayan, 2018. Embryonic and larval developments of brackish water catfish, Mystus gulio (Hamilton and Buchanan, 1822) induced with human chorionic gonadotropin and consequent larval rearing. Aquaculture Research, 49: 2466-2476. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 1.475; NAAS 2019 Rating: 7.48; Citation: 1).
  2. Biswas, J.K. Sundaray, S.B. Bhattacharyya, P.S. Shyne Anand, T.K. Ghoshal, D. De, Prem Kumar, K. Sukumaran, A. Bera, B. Mandal, M. Kailasam, 2017. Influence of feeding, periphyton and compost application on the performances of striped grey mullet (Mugil cephalus L.) fingerlings in fertilized brackishwater ponds. Aquaculture, 481: 64-71. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.71; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.71; Citations: 3).
  3. Gouranga Biswas, Soner Bilen, Tomoya Kono, Masahiro Sakai, Jun-ichi Hikima, 2016. Inflammatory immune response by lipopolysaccharide-responsive nucleotide binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors in the Japanese pufferfish (Takifugu rubripes). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 55: 21-21. (Thomson Reuters 2017 IF: 2.913; NAAS 2019 Rating: 8.91; Citations: 16).