ICAR-NBFGR ranked 18th among all the ICAR research institutes (2019-20 & 2020-21 combined rating)
ICAR-NBFGR During its journey of 39th years is celebrating foundation day on 12 December, 2022.

Welcome To ICAR-NBFGR

ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR) was established in December 1983 in a rented premises at Allahabad under the aegis of Indian Council of Agricultural Research to undertake research related to the conservation of fish germplasm resources of the country. The Bureau’s permanent infrastructure was developed at Canal Ring Road, Telibagh, Lucknow, U.P in 1999 comprising an administrative block, laboratories, farm and residential complex covering an area of 52 acres. The Institute's vision is assessment and conservation of fish genetic resources for intellectual property protection, sustainable utilization and posterity.

Vision & Mission

  • Assessment and conservation of fish genetic resources for intellectual property protection, sustainable utilization and posterity.
  • Collection, Cataloguing and documentation of fish genetic resources using operational strategies of partnership and cutting edge technologies.

Mandate

  • Exploration, characterization and cataloguing of fish genetic resources.
  • Maintenance and preservation of fish genetic resources for conservation and utilization of prioritized species.
  • Evaluation of indigenous and exotic germplasm including risk assessment and fish health.

Accomplishments

  • Explored river basins viz., Indus, Ganga, Ghagghar, Brahmaputra, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari and their tributaries to collect the fish accessions for taxonomic validation, stock identification and repository
  • Sixteen fish and shellfish species studied for their population genetic Read More.......

Dr. Uttam K Sarkar,

Director


Dr U.K. Sarkar is a leading scientist having significant contribution in fish conservation biology, breeding of endangered species, aquatic habitat modeling, climate resilient inland fisheries, vulnerability assessment, cage culture technology, reservoir and wetland fisheries, etc. He has developed expertise in exploring, evaluating and characterizing the current spatio-temporal pattern of fish biodiversity of the Ganges basin....

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