G.S. Champika Perera | Sustainable Fisheries | Excellence in Research

Dr G.S. Champika Perera:Β Sustainable Fisheries
Scientist atΒ Β 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.

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πŸŽ“ 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)
πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ 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 πŸŒ±πŸ”

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. πŸŸπŸŒ±πŸ”¬


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Anita Bhatnagar | Sustainable Fisheries

Prof Anita Bhatnagar: Leading Researcher in Sustainable Fisheries
Professor at Β Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, India 136119, India

πŸŽ“ Dr. Anita Bhatnagar is a seasoned Professor with 30 years of experience in the fields of Fish, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, specializing in Water Quality. She holds an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Zoology from Bhopal University. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the biology of polluted waters, particularly zooplankton and fishes. 🌐

🐟 Dr. Bhatnagar has an extensive research portfolio, with 160 publications, including 118 research papers in international journals, 20 conference proceedings, and 11 book chapters. She has authored one book and edited a seminar proceedings publication. Her research has earned her an impressive impact factor of 11.88 and 2837 citations on Google Scholar. πŸ…

Professional Profiles: 🌱
Education: πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬
  • M.Sc. in Zoology, Bhopal University
  • Ph.D. in Zoology, Bhopal University (Thesis: β€˜Biology of polluted waters with zooplankton and fishes’)
πŸ“Š Citation Metrics:
  • Citations: 2837
  • h-index: 25
  • i-10 index: 51
πŸ† Awards and Recognitions:
  • 🌐 ISCA National Young Scientist Award (Indian Science Congress Association, India)
  • πŸ§ͺ M.P. Young Scientist Award (M.P. Council of Science and Technology, Bhopal)
  • πŸŽ“ Prof. Narayan Singh Award (Jiwaji University, Gwalior)
  • πŸ… Appreciation Award during 30th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar on ‘Advances in Zoology for Sustainable Development’
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πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬ Dr. Anita Bhatnagar’s research spans diverse realms, with a primary focus on sustainable aquaculture and environmental conservation. 🐟 Her work delves into the intricate balance of aquatic ecosystems, exploring areas such as probiotics, water quality assessment, and epidermal mucus analysis in fish. 🌿 Notably, her studies on the synergic effects of natural elements like Holy Basil and Ocimum sanctum showcase a commitment to holistic approaches for growth and immunity in aquatic life. 🏞️ Through numerous publications, she contributes significantly to the understanding of aquatic biology, emphasizing the need for environmentally conscious practices in aquaculture.

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