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 Dr. A. Jayathilak, IAS, is President RGCA.

Name Designation Tele/Fax/Email
Dr. A. Jayathilak, IAS Ex-officio President ( Chairman, MPEDA & President, RGCA ) Email : jayathilak@nic.in
Shri. P V Harikrishna, Member ( Director EP & MP, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GOI ) Email : moc_epmp@nic.in
Dr. Joykrushna Jena Member ( Dy. Director General (Fisheries) ICAR ) Email : ddgfs.icar@gov.in
Email : jkjena2@gmail.com
Email : jkjena2@rediffmail.com
Dr. P. Paul Pandian Member ( Fisheries Development Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare ) Email : pl_pndn@yahoo.com
Dr. A. S. Ninawe Member ( Sr. Advisor, DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology ) Email : ninawe@dbt.nic.in
Email : ninawe@gmail.com
Shri. Rama Shankar Naik, IAS Member ( Commissioner of Fisheries, AP Member, EC ) Email : comfishap@gmail.com
Smt. Beela Rajesh, IAS Member ( Commissioner of Fisheries, Tamilnadu ) Email : tnfisheries@tn.nic.in
Shri. M. A. Narmawala, IAS Member ( Commissioner of Fisheries Govt. of Gujarat) Email : comm-fisheries@gujarat.gov.in
Dr. K. K. Vijayan Member ( Director, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture ) Email : director@ciba.nic.in
Shri. J. Chandrasekhar Member ( Director of Fisheries, A & N Islands ) Email : dirfish@and.nic.in
Shri. K. Rengaraju Member ( Joint Director (Inland Fisheries) Director of Fisheries, Tamilnadu ) Email : jdfinland.fisheries@gmail.com
Shri. U. S. Sanjeev

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

Email : aquaculturekerala@yahoo.com
Shri. A. Vincent Rayar Member ( Director of Fisheries and Fisherman Welfare) Govt. of Pondicherry ) Email : fish.pon@nic.in
Member ( Director, MPEDA Member, EC ) Email :
Member (Director (Marketing), MPEDA ) Email :
Shri B. Sreekumar Member (Secretary, MPEDA ) Email : sreekumar@mpeda.gov.in
Smt. E. V. Deepa Member (Chief Accounts Officer, MPEDA ) Email : deepa@mpeda.gov.in
Dr. S. Kandan Secretary cum Treasurer
( Project Director, RGCA )
Email : rgcaho@gmail.com

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 & Director, CMFRI) Email : egsilas11@gmail.com
Dr.George John Member (Vice-Chancellor) Email : gjohn@nic.in
Dr. Joykrushna Jena Member ( Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR ) Email : ddgfs.icar@gov.in
Email : jkjena@gmail.com
Dr. A. S. Ninawe Member ( Sr. Advisor, Department of Bio-technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi ) Email : ninawe@dbt.nic.in
Email : ninawe@gmail.nic.in
Dr. T. Balasubramanian Member ( Former Dean/Director Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology Annamalai University ) Email : stbcas@nic.in
Dr. A Gopalakrishnan Member (Director, CMFRI) Email : agopalkochi@gmail.com
Dr. T.C Santiago Member (Retd. Principal Scientist) Email : santiagotc1@yahoo.co.in
Dr. E. Vivekanandan Member (Former Principal Scientist, CMFRI) Email : evivekanandan@hotmail.com
Dr. Jayathilak, IAS Ex-Officio Member ( Chairman, MPEDA & President, RGCA ) Email : jayathilak@nic.in
Ex-Officio Member ( Director), MPEDA Email :
Dr. S. Kandan Ex-Officio Secretary-cum-Treasuerr
( Project Director, RGCA )
Email : rgcaho@gmail.com

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