ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute
Dr. Shreya Bhattacharya is currently working on Indian freshwater ornamental fish culture at ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, India. Her research focuses on the vulnerability of freshwater ornamental fish diversity in India and the strategies for their sustainable conservation and propagation for the livelihoods improvement of rural poor. She received her PhD degree from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India and worked on the topic of captive breeding and culture of ornamental fish for natural stock conservation. For the past seven years, she has been actively working on freshwater ornamental fish diversity, conservation, captive rearing and breeding for rural development. Ornamental fisheries can be considered as an additional income generator for the rural women as the demand for having it is increasing day by day and it requires a small investment, which can be made by the rural poor. The ICAR-CIFRI promotes ornamental fisheries as a livelihood source by providing the technical support to the rural fisher women, especially from lower Gangetic plains like Sundarbans.