ICAR-CIBA launched the online version of Aquastat

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By Milthon Lujan

India – ICAR-CIBA developed and launched an online version of brackishwater aquaculture database (online Aquastat) through collection and collation of major data components on various aspects of brackishwater aquaculture viz., Global and Indian scenario of brackishwater aquaculture, production and trade statistics etc. The hard copy version of the dedicated database on Brackishwater Aquaculture and related stakeholders were release during the CIBA’s International Conference on Brackishwater Aquaculture (BRAQCON 2019) during 22-25th January, 2019.


Dr K K Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA inaugurated online Aquastat in ICAR-CIBA website on the occasion of 38th Institute Research Council (IRC) meeting on 27th April, 2021. During the inauguration he pointed out that this database will serve as one destination datapoint for all sectors of brackishwater aquaculture in the country. The data will be updated on yearly basis with a hard copy version, and every six months in online version.

Online Aquastat is created using MYSQL database management system and PHP scripting language. Data on brackishwater aquaculture and allied sectors can be retrieved based on the user’s keywords in the form of country wise, state wise, species wise etc. and also in its combination. The retrieved information would display on screen in table and graphical format with a description.

Aquastat database can be accessed at link in which Aquastat data for world, India and its states are included with suitable search options. This database is unique in nature and will be periodically updated. It is useful to the planners, policy makers, researchers, state department officials, students, academicians, research scholars and other stakeholders in aquaculture as ready reference. Dr.R.Geetha, Dr.T.Ravisankar and Dr.C.V.Sairam, Economics Scientists of Social Sciences Division, CIBA developed this data base. 

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Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture

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