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Dr G.S. Champika Perera: Sustainable Fisheries
Scientist at  National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA), Sri Lanka.

Champika Perera is a seasoned Scientist with 26 years of diverse experience in aqua nutrition, freshwater, brackishwater, and coldwater aquaculture. Holding a Ph.D. from the Asian Institute of Technology, his dissertation focused on developing practical and sustainable feeds for Guppy fry, emphasizing the replacement of fishmeal with insect meal. Champika’s expertise extends to fish feed formulation, freshwater and brackishwater aquaculture activities, induced breeding, water quality management, and farm management, including HRM. His notable publications include research on fishmeal replacement with cricket meals and the impact of egg yolk powder on Guppy growth.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
🎓 Education:
  • Ph.D. in Developing Practical and Sustainable Feeds for Guppy Fry (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 2022)
  • M.Sc. in Aquaculture and Aquafic Bioresources Management (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007)
  • B.Sc. in Bio Science (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2000)
👩‍🔬 Work Experience:

Scientist at NARA, Sri Lanka (Jun 2014 – Present). Aquaculturist at National Aquaculture Development Authority (Nuwaraeliya, Udawalawa, Negombo). Fisheries Inspector (Ministry of Fisheries and Aquafic Resources)

🌍 International Exposure:

Trained in Sustainable Aquaculture and Climate Change in China. Coastal Aquaculture Technology in South Korea. Aquaculture & Reservoir Fisheries Management in Vietnam

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Champika Perera’s research primarily focuses on innovative approaches in aquaculture nutrition, specifically investigating sustainable alternatives to traditional fishmeal. His work explores the impact of replacing fishmeal with house cricket (Acheta domesticus) and field cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus) meals on the growth, pigmentation, and breeding performance of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). Additionally, he delves into the effects of varying inclusion levels of egg yolk powder on Guppy, assessing growth, stress tolerance, and pigmentation. Through these studies, Champika aims to contribute to environmentally friendly and economically viable practices in aquaculture. 🐟🌱🔬


Publications Top Notes:🌐🔬
G.S. Champika Perera | Sustainable Fisheries | Excellence in Research

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