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NRI of the year award to our alumni Prof. B. Venkatesh 

Prof B. Venkatesh (BFSc 1974 batch) has been awarded the “NRI of the Year 2017” (Professionals)” Award by TIMES NOW group and ICICI 

World Environment Day and World Ocean Day 2018

World Environment Day and World Ocean Day 2018 was celebrated in collaboration with Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management- College of Fisheries, NSS, and Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Climate change, GoI, New Delhi and Anti Pollution Drive Foundation, Mangalore on 08-06-2018 at 2:30 pm in the Prof. HPC Shetty Hall with the theme "Prevent plastic pollution and encourage solution for a healthy ocean"

The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Kumar U, deputy director, Dept. of Fisheries, GoK, DK motivated the gathering, Aquatic life can be protected by preventing the dumping of plastic wastes into the sea.

Mr. Abdul Rehman was the chief guest also inspired and said that, segregating the plastic waste can help in greatly reducing the pollution.

Dr. M.N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function. NSS coordinator Dr. A. T. Ramachandra Naik was also present, Dr. Gangadhara Gowda, Programme coordinator welcomed the gathering. 

The programme was followed by planting the saplings and thereafter cleaning of campus by the students and staff.


The Ministry of Environment, Forest, Ecology & Climate change undertook cleaning of beaches and river stretches in the country. World Environment DAY Programme from 01.06.2018 to 05.06.2018 in Panambur  and Malpe Beach of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district organized the event in association with Ministry of Environment, Forest, Ecology & Climate change, Govt. of Karnataka, District Administration, Dakshina Kannada & Udupi, College of Fisheries and Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru.

World Environment Day is celebrated on a tag line of “Beat plastic pollution”.  World Environment Day Programme from 01.06.2018 to 05.06.2018 in Panambur Beach Mangalore and Malpe Beach Udupi in cleaning plastic wastage and creating awareness against usage of plastic, effecting the environment in participation with different Government departments, eco clubs, self help groups, associations and school, college children and local community.

The week-long Beach cleaning programme was launched on 1.6.2018, at Panambur beach. Different line departments of Environment and Ecology, Department of Fisheries and students of College of Fisheries, Sahyadri Engineering college, NGOs and the general public actively participated in the beach cleaning programme, a stretch of 3.0 km of the beach was cleaned.

Nearly two truckloads of plastic garbage was picked up from the beach and disposed of with the help of City Corporation. Dr S.M. Shivaprakash Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru inaugurated and addressed the volunteers, he explained about the cleanness of the beaches and the negative impact of plastic on marine life. Dr S.R. Someshakar Professor, Dr Lakshmipathi M.T. Associate Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangalore were the coordinators of the programme. Dr Dinesh Kumar, Regional Director Environment, Utthappa S, Ministry of Environment, Mahesh Kumar Deputy Director Fisheries, Dr Srinivas Rao K. Principal Sahyadri college of Engineering and Management. Shreelatha U A, Academic Administrative Officer, Yateesh Bikampady, coordinator Beach Management Committee, officials from various school and colleges, Industrial staffs, Press and Media persons were present and lend their hands in cleaning the beach.  

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Saturday 2nd June 2018 at Thannir Bhavi Beach.

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Govt. of India, in collaboration with College of Fisheries, Mangaluru, District Administration, Dakshina Kannada and Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management initiated a week-long Beach cleaning programme which continued on 2 June 2018, at the Thannir Bavi beach. Different line departments of Environment and Ecology, Department of Fisheries and students of College of Fisheries, Sahyadri Engineering College, Aided Vidhya Dayeeni high school, Surathkal, Koloor high school Mangalore and Bertrand Russell high school, Bikampady participated actively in the beach cleaning programme.

Nearly a truckload of plastic garbage was picked up from the beach and disposed of with help of the City Corporation. Shreelatha U A, Academic Administrative Officer, Sahyadri College, Mangaluru addressed the volunteers and explained about the cleanness of the beaches. Shreelatha U A and Dr S.R. Someshakar Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangaluru were the coordinators of the programme. Dr Dinesh Kumar, Regional Director Environment, Mahesh Kumar, Deputy Director Fisheries, Press and Media persons were present and lend their hands in cleaning the beach.

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03-06-2018 at Bengre Beach

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05-06-2018 at Pananburu Beach

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College Day 2018

The College of Fisheries, Mangalore held its annual college day on 9th of April 2018.

The programme began by welcoming of the guests followed by lighting of the lamp,

Chief Guest - Dr H. D. Narayana Swamy , Vice Chancellor, KVAFSU, Bidar,

Guests of Honour - Dr N. K. Vijayan, Principal, Expert PU College, Valachil, Mangaluu, Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Registrar KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr. B.V. Shivaprakash, Director of Research, KVAFSU, Bidar. Dr. U. S. Biradar, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar and Dr. M.N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries), College of Fisheries presided over the function.

Dr. Mridula Rajesh, Asst. Professor (FRM) & Staff Advisor, presented the annual college report highlighting the achievements of the college. The consistent performance of the college was appreciated by the dignitaries especially in the field of research and innovation.

Dr H. D. Narayana Swamy, in his rousing address, inspired the graduating students students to envision their future goals and to pursue it with dedication, commitment and perseverance.  He stressed the importance of ceaseless learning in the profession and encouraged the students to pursue excellence in the field of research and innovation. He hoped that the novel graduates would achieve success in all their future endeavors and would return as proud alumni to their Alma Mater .

The guests of honor, who also spoke about confidence in the graduates to uphold the traditions of College of Fisheries, Mangalore by excelling in the upcoming exams and wished them success.

Prizes were distributed to the students who were excelled in academics and to the winners of various competitions held on account of College day. The function concluded by the vote of thanks followed by cultural programme.

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Annual Sports day 2017 - 2018

Workshop on "Responsible Fisheries"  by Dept. of Fisheries Resources and Management

Workshop on "Responsible Fisheries" organized by the Department of Fisheries Resources and Management on 21-03-2018 at 10:00 AM in the Prof. H.P.C. Shetty Hall.

The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. S.L. Shanubhogue, Former Director of Instruction, College of Fisheries. Dr. Prathibha Rohith, Head, Pelagic Fisheries Division, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute was the Chief guest and Resource persons Mr. Mahesh Kumar, Asst. Director of Fisheries, Mangalore.

Dr. S.M. Shivaprakash, Professor and Head (FRM), College of Fisheries. were also present on the occasion.

Saagarakanya 2018 - International Womens Day day was celebrated in the college on 15-03-2018 at 3:00 am.

The program begun with a prayer song. Dr. Mridula Rajesh., Chairperson of Girls/Women Grievance Redressal Committee, welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest, followed by lighting of the lamp.

Prof. Hilda Rayappan, Founder & Director, Prajna Counselling Center, Falnir, Mangalore, was the chief guest, who motivated and inspired the women and girl students by her inspirational and energetic talk. She also focused the triumph of women and their importance in society as well as in every aspects of peoples life.

Dr. Gangadhara Gowda, In-charge Dean and Head of the Division, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, had presided over the function. The committee members were also present. The function continued with various cultural activities. The programme the concluded with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Vandana K., Asst. Professor (Statistics).


World Wetlands Day 2018

World Wetlands Day 2018 celebrated in the college by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy in collaboration with Department of Aquatic Environment Management(AEM), College of Fisheries  on 2nd February 2018 at 10:00 am in Prof. H.P.C. Shetty hall.

Dr. H. Gangadhara Gowda, Head of the Divisions & Professor and Head - Department of AEM was the program coordinator, who welcomed the dignitaries with the brief introduction.
Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Registrar KVAFSU, Bidar and Dr. K.N. Ganeshaiah, Former Director of Instruction (PGS) UAS, Bengaluru were the Chief guests. Dr. M.R. Ravi, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat D.K. inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp along with other dignitaries.

Dr. M. R. Ravi and Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy spoke about the citizen duty towards safeguarding and sustaining of the wetlands for urban future, advantages etc. and motivated the audience. The function concluded by the Vote of Thanks by Dr. Lakshmipathi M.T., Associate professor.  The function was followed by a talk by Dr. K.N. Ganeshaiah, which was extended throughout the day.

KVAFSU Inter-collegiate teacher's sports meet 2017-18

KVAFSU Inter-collegiate teacher's sports meet was held at the Basketball Court of the College on Friday, the 12th January 2018 at 10:00 am. The function began with the invocation song by Miss Chetana J. R. followed by the welcome speech by Dr. S.R. Somashekar.

The sports meet was officially declared by hoisting the KVAFSU sports flag by Dr. R.V. Prasad, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, accompanied by board members of the university, registrar, director of student welfare, director of extension and dean fihseries.  Meanwhile Dr. R. V. Prasad addressed the inaugural by delivering a memorable speech. He stressed on the importance of sports not only for the Students but also for the Teachers and Non teaching staffs of the college and university. He had also motivated the minds about how sports can improve the quality of education and personal life.

Followed by the speech, the dignitaries released the KVAFSU calendar. Hon'ble board member Shri. Nagabhushan Kamthane, Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy Registrar KVAFSU, Dr. S.M. Shivaprakash Director of Extension also spoke about the importance of teachers participation in sports. Dr. M. N. Venugopal Dean  (Fisheries) presided over the function.

Oath taking of the participants was fulfilled by Dr. S.K. Girisha, Asst. Professor (Fisheries Microbiology). The inaugural function was concluded and sports events were continued on for the day and next day.

The valedictory function was held on 13th January, 2018 at 7:30 pm with zeal and adoration. The function begun with the invocation by Miss Chetana followed by the welcome speech by Mr. Manoj Kumar, Asst. Professor Physical Education who was also the organizing the secretary for the function.

Dr. Shivanada Murthy, Registrar KVAFSU Bidar, Yashwanth Kumar, DSW KVAFSU Bidar, Dr. Indresh, President ATKVAFSU were the chief guests who addressed the gathering thereafter.

Dr. M.N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function. Dr. Shivanada Murthy distributed the prizes to the winners of the events and then lowered the Sports Flag. The program concluded by singing the National Anthem.

The following teachers had bagged the laurels for College of Fisheries

Badminton Singles (Women) Dr. Supreetha B. U. Winner
Badminton Doubles (Women) Dr. Supreetha B.U. & Ms. Swathi Runners
Chess Dr. Kumar Naik Winner
Carrom Doubles Dr. Suresh T & Lakshmisha I.P. Winners
Badminton Singles Mr. Manoj Kumar Runner
Badminton Doubles Dr. Shivakumar Magada & Dr. Girisha S.K. Winners
Table Tennis Doubles Dr. Shivakumar Magada & Dr. Girisha S.K. Winners

Cultural Day and Ethnic day (GOLD FISH 2018)

GOLD FISH 2018 - Cultural and Ethnic day celebrated in the college on 11-09-2018 at 10:00 am in the college auditorium.

The program begun with a prayer song by Miss Chetana. Dr. Shivakumar M., Chairman of Fine arts club, welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest, followed by lighting of the lamp.

Dr. Gangadhara Gowda, Head of the Division was the chief guest, who motivated and inspired the students by his valuable speech on this occasion.

Dr M N Venugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, had presided over the function. Staff advisors Dr. Shashidhar Badami, Dr. Mridula Rajesh, Member of the  Fine arts club Dr. Lakshmipathi M.T. was also present. The function continued with various cultural competitions and events. Student president Mr. Channesh finally proposed the vote of thanks.

This was an occasion for all our students to display their talents and also dress up in traditional attire. Various students displayed their talents in dance, singing and acting etc and various inter class competitions were also held.

Boys Hostel inauguration 15-12-2017

New block of Boys Hostel was inagurated on 15-12-2017 by Dr. R.V. Prasad Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, KVAFSU, Bidar accompanied by the Hon'ble members of the board, KVAFSU, Bidar - Shri. Nagabhushan Kamthane, Shri Mallikarjun Biradar, Shri. Iresh B. Anchatgeri, Smt. Lumbini Goutam.

Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Regitrar, KVAFSU Bidar was also present during the inauguration. Dr. M.N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function.


Fish Culture in Vented Dams

Dr M N Venugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries inaugurated the training program on "Fish Culture in Vented Dams" by releasing the fish in to an aquarium at KVK on 05.01.2018. The He said that there are more than 900 vented dams in the district and it is expected to be doubled in this year. These unconventional water bodies can be effectively utilized for stunted fish seed production or feedbased aquaculture using fast growing varieties. Mrs Mamatha Gatty, Ex President, Zilla Panchayat, DK, Dr Shivakumar Magada, Head, KVK and Dr Sushmitha Rao, ADF, Mangalore were present. Dr Magada said, in the first phase of the study, these vented dams will be stocked with grass carp and common carp at 1:3 ratio and two of the vented dams will be stocked with koi carps. There 50 user group members from five vented dams. They were sensitized on general fish farming in these short seasonal water bodies.

National Fish Farmers’ Day 2017

College of Fisheries, Mangalore, ICAR-KrishiVigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada and Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka jointly organized a “National Fish Farmers’ Day 2017 ” at Prof. HPC Shetty Hall, College of Fisheries. There were 120 farmers from different parts of Karnataka registered for the said program. Sri PramodMadhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Karnataka inaugurated the program by releasing the Amur carp into aquarium. Minister said Government is framing a separate fisheries policy which will be implemented soon. He also insisted to take up more research on fish culture in saline and alkaline soils. The book edited by Dr Jayraj E G, Professor and Head, Department of Aquaculture and Dr ShivakumarMagada, Professor and Head, ICAR-KVK, Dakshina Kannada entitled “Modern Aquaculture Techniques”written in Kannada language was also released by the minister. Dr M NVenugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries, Mangalore presided over the function. Mr V K Shetty, Managing Director was the chief guest. Dr Jayaraj welcomed the gathering. Dr ShivakumarMagada presented a concept explaining the purpose of celebrating fish farmers’ day. Mr Mahesh Kumar, DD, Department of Fisheries proposed vote of thanks. Minister was felicitated by COFAA and thanked the minister for taking action for filling 42 Asst. Director of Fisheries posts in the department. The MD of KFDC Mr V K Shetty was also felicitated since he is superannuating 31st July 2017. Famers were given “Aquakit” containing fish seed, feed, pH paper. Integrated farmers were given Swarnadhara breed of backyard chicks developed by Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University (KVAFSU), Bidar.

There were four success stories presented by the progressive farmers. Mr Kumar V Naidu, a successful agripreneur from Shimoga explained about integrated fish farming. Mr NareshHanbal shared his experience in integrated Farming Systems (IFS) in Malnad area. Both of them showed video clips and power point explaining successful implementation of many innovative ideas. Mr Sunny D’ Souja from Mangalore gave a talk Bio Floc Technology (BFT). He is doing shrimp farming in one acre in Haleyangadi, 20 km away from Mangalore. Using BFT he has harvested 17 t/acre of shrimp in 4 months, saving cost on energy and feeds. Mr Renold D’Souja, an alumnus of College of Fisheries, Mangalore and successful ornapreneur explained scopes in ornamental fish production and marketing. Dr ShivakumarMagada gave a talk on success stories of IFS from Mandya, Shimoga and Chikkamagalur districts of Karnataka. Mr Krishnaprasad shared his experience in fish culture in Urban Lakes i.e. Sanky Tank of Bangalore. Later Dr Jayaraj summarized all the presentations. There was a open house interaction at the end. Dr VijaykumarYargal, Deputy Director, Marine Product Export Development Authority (MPEDA), Karnataka and Goa region, Dr AsokKumar, Deputy Director, MPEDA, Dr VarunBagalodi, Consultant, Ornamental Fish Division, MPEDA, Mrs.Divya, Asst. Director of Fisheries (ADF), Mrs.SushmithaRao, ADF, Dr K S Ramesh, Mr Narayan, NETFISH were present in the program. The program was conducted in collaboration with Unibait Feeds, Rudra Techno Feeds,, Hyderabad, NETFISH, MPEDA, Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch (AFSIB), College of Fisheries Alumni Association (COFAA) and Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum (PFGF), Mumbai.

ShriPramodMadhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. Of Karnataka inaugurating the program by releasing Amur carp into an aquarium

Minister Addressing the gathering

Minister Addressing the gathering


Release of book entitled “Modern Aquaculture TEchnolgoies” edited by Dr E G Jayaraj and Dr ShivakumarMagada

Minister was felicitated by College of Fisheries Alumni Association (COFAA)

Mr Sunny D’ Souja, Progressive Farmer sharing experience in Biofloc Technology in shrimp farming

Mr Kumar V Naidu, Progressive Farmer from Shivamogga sharing experience in Integrated Farming Systems

Mr Reynold D’ Souja, Ornapreneur sharing experience in ornamental fish production and Marketing

Mr NareshHanbal from Mudigere sharing his success stories IFS in Malnad region

Mr Krishnaprasad from Bangalore speaking on Urban Fisheries

Dr ShivakumarMagada, Professor and Head, ICAR-KVK, Dakshina Kannada presenting success stories of IFS

Participants selected for further studies

Distribution of certificates

Students from Besant Women’s College participated in the program

Dean Dr M N Venugopal distributing the fish seeds to the farmer

International Day of Yoga & Yoga Camp - 2017

was celebrated in the College on June 21st, 2017 at 3.30 PM. The Yoga Day was inaugurated by Dr. Jnaneshwar Nayak (Incharge of Patanjali Samithi Haridwar for Karnataka), Dr. M.N. Venugopal (Dean-FIsheries) presided over the function, Dr. A.T. Ramachandra Naik (NSS Programme Officer, CoF, M'luru) briefed about the International Yoga Day, Dr. Mridula Rajesh (Staff Adviser) welcomed while Sri Shashidhar Badami (Staff Adivser) proposed vote of thanks. The function continued with Demonstration & Yoga camp was conducted by Sri Govindaraya Prabhu (Yoga Trainer, Patanjali Yoga Samithi Haridwar for Karnataka)

World Environment Day and World Ocean Day 

The Dept. of Aquatic Environment Management and National Service Scheme of College of Fisheries in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra has organized World Environment Day and World Ocean Day on 5th June, 2017 at 10.30 am in the Prof. HPC Shetty hall. 

Dr. ETA Srinivasulu, Snr. General Manager - Civil & Environment, MSEZ Ltd., Mangalore inaugurated the occasion and Dr. R. Shankar, Prof, Dept. of Marine Geology, Mangalore University was the Chief Guest.
Dr. M.N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function.

Staff, Research scholars and Students were present during the programme.

State level drama competition

Students of College of Fisheries, Mangaluru participated at State level drama competition organized by Department of Kannada and Culture and Rangayana, Mysuru during 5-6, Jan 2017 at Don Bosco Hall, Mangalur. Fishcos enacted the play "Geejagana Hakki" written by Dr Shivakumar Magada and Directed by Jagan Pawar, Sanketa, Mangaluru. 

College Day 2017

College day was celebrated on 28th April, 2017 at 4:00pm. Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, registrar Dr. H. Shivananda Murthy was the chief guest and Dean (Fisheries) Dr. M. N. Venugopal presided over the function. The occasion was followed by the presentation of annual report and awarding of the students who have achieved excellence in academics as well as co-curricular and sporting activities.The stage was then set for a variety of entertainment programs by the students, as they displayed their talent in front of a vibrant and enthusiastic audience. The cultural activities performed by the students’ exhibit their multifaceted talents.

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International Women’s Day

The Girls/Women Grievance Reddressal Cell of the College of Fisheries, Mangaluru organized the International Women’s Day “SAAGARAKANYA- 2017” in collaboration with the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Karnataka and Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch, Mangaluru on 30-3-2017 at College of Fisheries, Mangaluru.  Kumari Nagalakshmi Baithe Chairpersonof Karnataka State Commission for Women inaugurated the programmeDr. H. Shivananda Murthy, Registrar, KVAFSU, Bidar was the chief guest.Sri Sundar Poojary, Deputy Director of Department of Women and Child Development and Dr B. A. Shamasundar, Secretary, AFSIB were the Guests of Honour.  Dr M. N. Venugopal, Dean of the College presided over the function.  Smt Anitha Kini one of the leading advocates of Mangaluru and Smt Vidya Dinker, Coordinator for Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development participated as resource persons. Ms. Anita Kini spoke on the use and misuse of the law by the people and how law can be used to protect women. Ms. Vidya Dinker focused on the cases of discrimination and explained the way forward in tackling the women issues.

Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor of Aquatic Biology was one of the chief guests at Dakshina Kannada District Badminton tournament and distributed prizes to the winners on 05.02.2017 at US Malya Indoor Stadium, Mangaluru

Word Fisheries Day

Word Fisheries Day was hosted by the Department of Fisheries Resources and Management on 25-11-2016. The programme was inaugurated by Shri Manohar Bolooru, President, Karnataka Karavali Meenugrara Kriya Samithi, Mangaluru. Shri Rithesh Salian, Hon’ble Member, Board of Management, KVAFSU, Dr. S.M.Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU and Shri Mahesh Kumar U, Deputy Director, Fisheries Department, Mangaluru were the Chief guests while Dr. M.N.Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the functionThe main objective of the programme was to create awareness among stakeholders regarding overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats to the sustainability of our marine and freshwater resources.  As a part of the programme one day workshop was organized on Responsible Fisheries with 40 fishers as participants. Further, a quiz competition was conducted for the students of the College.  

Kannada Rajyothasava

61st Kannada Rajyothasava was celebrated in the campus on 24th November 2016.  The chief guest Shri. Bhaskar Rai Kukkuvalli, Professor and famous Kannada/Tulu writer highlighted the status of local languages in building and restoring the culture.  During the occasion, the history of our state, the tradition, custom and specialty of each district was presented to showcase the diversity of Karnataka.  Later the students entertained the gathering with singing, dances and quiz.

Fresher’s Day

The tradition of welcoming the freshers into the fishco family was organized by the outgoing final year B. F. Sc students on 6 October, 2016.  Shri. A. Shivananda Karkera, Retd Syndicate Bank Manager was the chief guest.  Dr. M. N. Venugopal, Dean (Fisheries) presided over the function. The chief guest recalled his student days and spoke about the recent developments and wide opportunities students have in the field of fisheries.  Later the newly admitted first year B. F. Sc students participated in cultural events to showcase their talents and also to get integrated with the new students.

Teacher’s day

Teacher’s day was celebrated on22ndSeptember, 2016as a combined event of staff and students. This year Dr U. M. Bhushi, Principal, Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Adyar, Mangaluru was the chief guest with Dr. K.M Shankar, Dean (Fisheries)as president. 

Enhancement of Farmers' Income and Welfare" and National Farmers

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada in Collaboration with Karnataka Price Commission, Department of Agriculture organized a workshop on "Enhancement of Farmers' Income and Welfare" and National Farmers' Day on 23.12.2016 at College of Fisheries. Shri B Ramanatha Rai, Hon'ble Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment inaugurated the program.  Shri Ganesh Karnik, MLC presided over the function. Shri U T Khader, Minister for Food and Civil Supply, Sri Naleenkumar Kateel, Member of Parliment, DK, Smt Meenakshi Shanthigodu, President, Zilla Panchyat, DK, Dr Prakash Kammaradi, Chairman, Karnataka Price Commission, Dr SHivanadna Murthy, Registrar, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr S M Shivaprakash, Director of Extension, KVAFSU, Bidar, Dr M N Venugopal, Dean, College of Fisheries, Dr Poornima Baliga, Dean, KMC, Manipal, Sri Hanumana Gowda belagurki, Adviser, KPC, Smt Kastoori Panja, Vice President, ZP, DK, Dr M R Ravi, CEO, ZP, DK, Mr Kempegowda, JDA, DK, Dr Shivakumar Magada, Head, KVK, DK were present on the occasion. About 450 people participated in the program. University officials submitted proposal for funding support under smart city project worth Rs 12 crores for establishing AGRIPARK at the campus. Six experts delivered a talk on different facets of Integrated Farming System. Daregudde village near Moodabidre was adopted for the study. 

Dr Shivakumar Magada, Professor and Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Dakshina Kannada received Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minster for Agriculture and Family Welfare, Govt. of India on 10.12.2016

World Fisheries Day 2016

A book on "Better Management Practices for Freshwater Ornamental Fish Production" authored by Dr Shivakumar Magada, Dr Atul Jain, Dr Anna Mercy and others was released by Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Hon'ble Minister for Agriculture and Farmers welfare, Government of India on the occasion of World Fisheries Day 2016 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases

The workshop on “National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases” for the officers of Department of Fisheries, Government of Karnataka was held on 26th August, 2016 at College of Fisheries, Mangalore. The workshop was attended by 14 fisheries officers from different parts of Karnataka. The Assistant Directors of Fisheries (ADF) were explained about the aim and objectives of the project and need for their cooperation in carrying out the surveillance work. Two brochures containing the information about the emerging diseases such as Enterocytozoonhepatopenaei (EHP) and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) was also released.

Dr. M. N. Venugopal, Professor and Head Microbiology, on 1st October Saturday, took charge as the new Dean (Fisheries) as Dr. K. M. Shankar has superannuated from his University service.

Mathsya Mela 2016

Date : Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Karnataka Veterinary in Association with Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, Mangalore and Fisheries Depratment, State Fisheries Development Board Hyderbad and Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd jointly organised, ‘Matsya Mela- 2016’ at the TMA Pai International Convention Centre here on march 4.

The Matsya Mela exhibition was inaugurated by the Mayor of Mangaluru Jacintha Vijay Alfred by cutting the ribbon.

The programme began with an invocation. Vice President of Matsya Mela Dr S M Shivaprakash welcomed the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim by lighting the traditional lamp along with Mayor Jacintha Alfred and other dignitaries on the dais. DC Ibrahim later put live fish in a aquarium and symbolically inaugurated the three-day Matsya Mela.

Addressing the gathering DC Ibrahim said, “I am very happy to inaugurate “Matsya Mela 2016″. Whoever knows the taste of fish should come and work in Mangaluru. Since Mangaluru is famous for fish this is the right place for fish lovers. The market price for fish should be same and affordable for all, the price for fish should be fixed in Mangaluru. The availability of fish can be known through the website Now people can buy fish online. We need to make Mangaluru as the capitol for fixing the price for fish”.

He further said that fish is very clean since and it is in the water 24X7, We should forget the smell of fish. when man holds the fish with his dirty hands it will become smelly, instead of saying the fish is smelling, the nutritious value of the fish should be considered. The fish industry has great potential of providing jobs, it is immense and wide like the sea. There are a number of jobs in the fish related fields, such as fish catching, selling, packing, storage and expansion of the byproducts of fish. We can provide jobs to the people by developing aquariums, water sports, adventure sports and angling. The potential of the fish industry should be expanded so that more employment is generated. While concluding DC said that in India, Mangaluru should be the capitol to decide the price for fish.

Mayor Jacintha speaking on the occasion congratulated the organizers for the initiative in organizing Matsya Mela and wished every success.

Chairman Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation Hiriyanna, MCC Commissioner Dr Gopalkrishna, V K Shetty, Dr H M Jayaprakash, Dr Shivakumar Magada and others were also present.

Inter-collegiate Football Tournament 2015-16

World Environment Day (WED) 2015

At the joint aegis of Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, department of aquatic environment management (AEM) and NSS – College of Fisheries, here in collaboration of Karnataka Ecology and Environment, Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum, World Environment Day was celebrated at Professor H P C Shetty hall, College of Fisheries, here on Thursday June 5 at 2.15pm.  It was themed as Raise your voice; not the sea level.

Mangalore – Green Belt advisor Dinesh Naik Vittal and Karnataka department of environment and forests regional director (environment) Nagaraj were the chief guests of the occasion.

College of Fisheries dean Dr K M Shankar presided the programme.

College of Fisheries – department of AEM Professor Dr Shivakumar M, department of fisheries assistant director Mahesh Kumar and College of Fisheries NSS programme officer and associate Professor Dr A T Ramachandra Naik were present at the dais.

Dinesh Naik Vittal along with dignitaries inaugurated the programme.

Dinesh Naik briefed on abundance of natural resources that are available to mankind but due recklessness it’s threatened to go extinct.  He demonstrated through PowerPoint presentation the perils of environmental destruction and urged the gathering to nurse a few plants in their backyard.  The small effort by a group of people can make a lot of difference because many people would do so, said Dinesh Naik.

Dr Mahesh Kumar laid emphasis on changing attitude that would leads to lifestyle change, to save mother earth that is being overburden with pollution of all sorts which in turn contribute for global warming with consequences of rise in sea levels threatening metros and towns located in coastal regions across the world.   

Dr K M Shankar said that people have totally ignored their surroundings which is not so in western countries who are sensible for greenery.  The pooling of automobiles is yet to become a reality in Indian cities and towns, which could curb green house gases to a certain extent.  A small beginning can lead to revolution in environmental conservation.

Devadiga invoked blessings of God.  Professor Dr Shivakumar M delivered the introductory address.  Dr Ramachandra Naik proposed vote of thanks.  Livi Wilson compered the programme.

International Yoga Day Celebration 2015

Fish Carnival 2015

Prestigious National Chanakya Award to Dr Shiavakumar Magada , Professor of Aquatic Biology

Students of College of Fisheries, Mangalore bagged the first prize (Football)

College of Fisheries, Mangalore in collaboration with All India Radio

KVAFSU Inter-Collegiate Basketball & Badminton Tournament 2014-15

Ornamental Fish Production and Marketing Training

Blood donation camp organised in the College in collaboration with District Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore on 28-01-2014

ICAR sponsored winter school on Reclamation of Saline and Alkaline Soils through Aquaculture6-26, Nov 2013

World Fisheries Day 2013

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Mr. Iqlas Ahmed, Associate Professor, College of Fisheries, Mangalore

Prof. Shivakumar Magada met Sri. Abhayachandra jain,