AqGRISI Aquatic Genetic Resource Information System of India
We owe deep gratitude to Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Director General, ICAR & Secretary DARE, New Delhi; Dr. S Ayyappan, Former Director General, ICAR, New Delhi; Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries and Animal Science), ICAR; Dr. B Meenakumari, Former DDG (Fisheries); Dr. Pravin P., ADG (Marine Fisheries), ICAR; Dr. Madan Mohan, Former ADG (Marine Fisheries); Dr. S Raizada, Former ADG (Inland Fisheries); Dr. SD Singh, Former ADG (Inland Fisheries) for their constant encouragement and support in developing Aquatic Genetic Resource Information System of India (AqGRISI) - an information system for native fish genetic resources reported from Indian waters developed using open source technologies. We extend our sincere gratitude to Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for financial assistance to the research project under which this information system was conceived and developed.
We are highly grateful to Dr. K K Lal, the present Director of ICAR-NBFGR for providing necessary facilities, constant careful effort and timely guidance for development of AqGRISI.
We are grateful to Dr. JK Jena, Former Director, ICAR-NBFGR for providing necessary facilities, guidance and launching the beta version of AqGRISI.
We express our gratitude to Dr. P Das, Dr. AG Ponniah, Late Dr. D Kapoor, Dr. WS Lakra, Former Directors, ICAR-NBFGR; Dr. George John, Former Advisor, DBT, New Delhi; Dr. A Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI, Kochi, for their guidance and support in development of AqGRISI.
We are thankful to the international online resources like FishBase, NCBI, IUCN, FAO, WoRMS, Catalog of fishes and Global Biodiversity Information Facilty (GBIF), national on line resources from ICAR-CMFRI and ICAR-CIFRI.
We are also thankful to publishers, editors and the authors for generously allowing us to use the information on fishes from their respective sources by making the information available in public.Last but not least, we acknowledge the support of all the scientists from ICAR-NBFGR, Lucknow for entering the relevant data in the system and providing suggestions on improving the functionality of AqGRISI.