Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
(A Society under Marine Products Export Development Authority,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

Technology Development Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture

About Us

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture is the Research & Development arm of the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Ministry of Commerce & Industry. MPEDA, inspired by the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's vision of making India a technologically advanced nation, evolved this Centre of Excellence in Aquaculture and dedicated it to the development of the Indian Aquaculture Industry. RGCA is functioning as a society, registered under Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 since January 5th 1996.

RGCA is actively involved in the development of various Sustainable Aquaculture Technologies that are bio secure, eco friendly, traceable and with low carbon outputs, for seed production and grow out farming of various aquatic species, those having export potential in particular. RGCA is also developing a state-of-the-art technology transfer and training centre for disseminating the technologies developed at the various projects established at different locations in the country to the aquaculture industry in India. RGCA is governed by an Executive Committee comprising of members from offices of the MPEDA, MoC & I, ICAR, DBT, Commissioner of Fisheries from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & Gujarat; Director of Fisheries of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and the U.T of Pondicherry. Chairman MPEDA is the President RGCA.  Presently Ms. Leena Nair, IAS, is President RGCA.

Name Designation Tele/Fax/Email
Ms. Leena Nair, IAS Ex-officio President ( Chairman, MPEDA & President, RGCA ) Tel : 0484-2310828
Fax : 0484-2314467 Email :
Shri. Avinash P. Joshi, IAS Member ( Director EP & MP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI ) Email : avinashp.joshi@nic.in
Dr. B Meenakumari Member ( Dy. Director General (Fisheries) ICAR ) Tel : 011-2584673/ 25842284
Fax : 011-25822955
Email : meena@icar.org.in
Dr. George John Member ( Sr. Advisor, DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology ) Tel fax : 011-24360984
Mob : 09818419488
Email : gjohn@nic.in,
Shri. Praveen Kumar, IAS Member ( Commissioner of Fisheries, AP Member, EC ) Tel : 040- 23308585 / 86
Fax : 040-23376256
Email : comfish@rediffmail.com
Shri. C Munianathan, IAS Member ( Director of Fisheries, Tamilnadu ) Telfax : 044-24320791
Email : tnfisheries@tn.nic.in
Shri. P.L. Darbar, IAS Member ( Commissioner of Fisheries Govt. of Gujarat ) Tel : 079-23253731/742/739
Fax : 23254730
Email : comm-fisheries@gujarat.gov.in
Dr. A.G. Ponniah Member ( Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture ) Tel : 044-24617523
Email : agponniah@gmail.com
Shri. J. Chandrasekhar Member ( Director of Fisheries, A & N Islands ) Tel : 03192-232770
Fax : 03192-231474
Email : dirfish@and.nic.in
Smt. Noorjahan Beevi Member ( Joint Director (Inland Fisheries) Director of Fisheries, Tamilnadu ) Tel : 044-24336311/21927
Email : tnfisheries@tn.nic.in
Smt. Rema Devi

Member ( Executive Director, Agency for Development of Aquaculture (ADAK),
Kerala )

Tel : 0471-2322410
Email : aquaculturekerala@yahoo.com
Smt. G. Ramalakshmi Member ( Director of Fisheries (I/c) Govt. of Pondicherry ) Tel : 0413-2228761
Email : pudufish@yahoo.co.in
Shri P. Mohanasundaram Member Member ( Director, MPEDA Member, EC ) Tel : 044-24336311
Fax : 24335585
Email : mohan@mpeda.nic.in
Shri N. Ramesh, ITS Member (Director (Marketing), MPEDA ) Tel : 0484-2310223
Shri B. Sreekumar Member (Secretary, MPEDA ) Tel :0484-2317892
Email : sreekumar@mpeda.nic.in
Shri Y.C Thampi Sam Raj Secretary cum Treasurer ( Project Director, RGCA ) Tel : 265200/265202
Email : rgcaho@gmail.com
Shri G. Rajendran Member (Chief Accounts Officer, MPEDA ) Tel : 0484-2311442
Email : rajendran@mpeda.nic.in

The Technical/Scientific programmes involved in implementing various projects of RGCA are conceptualized and finalized by a Scientific Advisory Committee comprising of senior level scientists of the country. Dr. E.G. Silas, former Vice Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University and former Director, CMFRI is the present Chairman of this committee.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Committee of RGCA are:

Name Designation Tele/Fax/Email
Dr. E.G Silas Chairman( Former Director Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agriculture University.) Tel: 0484-2323008
Email : egsilas11@gmail.com
Dr.M.Vijay Gupta Member ( Former Asst. Director General, WorldFish Center, Malaysia ) Email : guptamo2000@yahoo.co.in
Mobile : 9866508555
Dr. B. Meenakumari Member ( Assistant Director General (Fisheries), ICAR ) Tel : 011-25846738
Fax : 011-25841955
Email : meena@icar.org.in
Dr. George John Member ( Sr. Advisor, Department of Bio-technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi ) Tel : 24363656
Mobile : 09818419488
Email : gjohn@nic.in
Dr. T. Balasubramanian Member ( Former Dean/Director Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology Annamalai University ) Email : stbcas@nic.in
Tel : 04144-243223
Mobile : 9443330214
Dr. R.S Biradar Member ( Former Joint Director CIFE, Mumbai ) Mob : 08792189243
Email : rsbiradar.icar@rediffmail.com
Dr. A Gopalakrishnan Member ( Principal Scientist and Officer-in-charge, National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Cochin Unit ) Telfax : 0484-2395570
Email : agopalkochi@gmail.com
Dr. T.C Santiago Member ( Former Principal Scientist & Head of Department of Aquatic Animal Health, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture ) Mob :9444079532
Email : santiagotc1@yahoo.co.in
Ms .Leena Nair, IAS Ex-Officio Member ( Chairman, MPEDA & President, RGCA ) Tel : 0484-2310828
Fax : 0484-2314467
Email : leenanair@mpeda.nic.in
Shri. P. Mohanasundaram Ex-Officio Member ( Director, MPEDA Tel : 0484-2310223
Mobile : 9447666455
Email: mohan@mpeda.nic.in
Y.C Thampi Sam Raj Ex-Officio Secretary-cum-Treasuerr ( Project Director, RGCA ) Tel : 04364265200
Mobile : 9442564903
Email : rgcaho@gmail.com


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