Agency for Development of Aquaculture, ADAK

ACTIVITIES OF ADAK

The Agency for Development of Aquaculture, Kerala (ADAK) is an autonomous body under the Government of Kerala registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literacy Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 (Act XII of 1955) on 24.5.1989. The Agency has the mandate to implement various programmes for the promotion of aquaculture such as,

  1. Extending technical assistance to farmers for selection of site, construction of farm, management of farm, harvest and marketing of fin fishes and shell fishes
  2. Imparting training to shrimp farmers especially those belonging to small and marginal category.
  3. Demonstrating latest culture techniques to aqua farmers
  4. Liaisoning with Government Agencies, Central Research Institutions, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies etc. for solving the administrative, technical and financial problems being faced by aqua farmers.
  5. Extending financial assistance for setting up of farms, hatcheries etc with a view to increasing production of fin fishes and shell fishes.

    The control and administration and management of ADAK are vested with its Governing Body and its Executive Committee.


    The Head quarters of ADAK is at Trivandrum headed by Executive Director, assisted by Joint Executive Director, Deputy Director of Fisheries, Administrative Officer, Finance Manager and other supporting staff. Various schemes undertaken by ADAK are implemented through the two Regional Offices, Alappuzha and Ernakulam headed by Regional Executives. Other establishments of ADAK are:-

  1. Model Shrimp Farm and Training Centre, Poyya.
  2. Multi Species Shrimp Hatchery, Odayam, Varkala
  3. Eranholi fish farm and Trainining Centre, Thalasserry
  4. Njarakkal Fish Farm,Ernakulam
  5. PCR Labs-Kumbalanghi and N.Parur
  6. Neyyar Dam Aquarium
  7. Ayiramthengu fish farm

    Schemes
  1. Ecofriendly Aquaculture in Pokkali Fields of Ernakulam,Alapuzha and Trissur districts
  2. One paddy one fish in Kuttanad (Kottayam, Alapuzha and Pathanamthitta districts) and Kole lands of Trissur and Malappuram districts.
  3. Shrimp culture in Kaipadu fields of Kannur, Kasargode and Kozhikkode districts
  4. Brackishwater aquaculture in Alapuzha district
  5. Sustainable fish production at VellayaniLake, Trivandrum
  6. Cage culture of finfishes in backwaters of Kuttanadu.
  7. Malsyakeralam scheme in padasekharams and Pokkali fields
  8. Fish/Scampi/Shrimp seed distribution to all districts for Malsykeralam project
  9. Spawn distribution to rearing groups for Matsyakeralam project.
  10. Production of Scampi, P.monodon seeds and Larvivorous fish seeds at Odayam hatchery.
  11. Culture of Mullet, Chanos, Etroplus, Shrimp, etc. in Poyya farm
  12. Culture of Fish/shrimps in Eranholi farm
  13. PCR test for shrimp seeds

 

Ongoing projects and new projects undertaken by ADAK for 2012-13

Sl.

No.

Name of the project

Area of implementation

Source

fund

Project out lay

(Rs. in lakhs)

1

Promotion of rice cum shrimp farming in Kaipadu lands

Kannur, Kozhikkode&Kasargode

State plan

200.00

2

One Paddy One Fish in Kuttanad

&Kole lands for 2012-13

Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta

Thrissur, Malappuram

State plan

100.00

3

Eco-friendly shrimp culture in Pokkali fields   2012-13

Ernakulam, Thrissur, Alappuzha

State plan

100.00

4

Cluster based cage culture of pearl spot (Etroplussuratensis) in open water cages in Kuttanad wet lands

Alappuzha, Kottayam

13th FCA

143.40

5

Restoration of the Agro-ecosystems of Kuttanadu through sustainable Aquaculture

Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta

13th FCA

2000.00

6

Establishment of Aquarium Complex cum Training and Awareness Centre at Odayam

Thiruvananthapuram

RKVY

350.00

7

ā€˜Neythalā€™ Fishing Village and Model Fish Farm-Poyya

Thrissur

RKVY & State plan

375.00

8

Establishment of model hatchery & Training centre for propogation and farming of state fish Etroplussuratensis in Ayiramthengu farm

Kollam

13th FCA

1660.00

9

Operation of Neyyar Dam Aquarium

Thiruvananthapuram

State plan

10.00

10

Sustainable fish stock enhancement and livelihood improvement of fishermen in Vellayanilake

Thiruvananthapuram

EMAK

67.00

11

Reservoir fisheries

17 reservoirs in 9 districts

NFDB

119.14

12

Renovation of Njarakkal farm

Ernakulam

RKVY

128.00

Total

5252.54

Contact us :

Name & Designation

Office

Fax

Mobile

Smt. K. Anitha, Executive Director

0471-2322410

0471-2330653

9447480550

Smt. Anitha,   Deputy Director, Projects

0471-2322410

0471-2330653

9995250809

Sri.C. P. Anirudhan, Regional Executive (Alappuzha)

0477-2262322

0477-2262322

8943123769

Smt. Remadevi. A, , Regional Executive (Ernakulam)

0484- 2805479

0484-2805479

9446057458

Sri. DinesanCheruvatt, Farm Manager (Poyya)

0480-2890183

0480-2890183

9605070160

 

 

 

Agencies

KSCADC | FIRMA | ADAK | KFWFB | Matsyafed | SAF | NIFAM | ME