Birth Anniversary of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck…

On the joyous occasion of our beloved Druk Gyalpo’s 39th Birth Anniversary, the management and staff of National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu would like to join the nation in offering our heartfelt prayers and wishes for His Majesty’s continued good health, prosperity and happiness. We are grateful for Your Majesty’s unwavering leadership and dedication to the service of Tsa-Wa-Sum.  We re-dedicate ourselves to serve His Majesty the King, Country and People of Bhutan with Lue, Nga Yid Sum upholding the values of Tha Damtshi and Ley Jumdrey.



By Management, National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture.

Garden Pool…

Most of the people think garden can be of only plants. However, there are several types of garden that are rewarding in their own ways. The typical garden may lack what a fish garden can provide. A fish garden consists of several key elements and will mold into a thriving healthy garden. The plant life, the pond and the fanciful fish are the three main elements of the fish garden pool. Keeping the view of several visitors wishing to visit National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA) campus and to make it more attractive, NR&DCA has just completed the construction of beautiful man made concrete garden pool with water fountain facilities in the month of December, 2018. NR&DCA office looks more beautiful and attractive in the eye of all visitors those who wish to visit.

Sonam Choijay



Service Medal Award…

Serving the Tsawa-sum with full dedication for 20 years of service Mr. Dhan Bdr Tamang, Sr. Livestock Production Officer working under National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA) Gelephu has been awarded Silver Medal bestowed upon by His Majesty the King, and it was awarded by the Program Director on 16th of November, 2018 at 9.30 AM in NR&DCA Conference hall with formal celebration including marching ceremony

We wish you a successful carrier in the coming future.

Tashi Delek.

NR& DCA families.

SAARC Regional Expert Consultation on Policy Framing on Transboundary Fish Diseases and Their Control Measures in South Asia, Paro: Bhutan…

The SAARC Regional Expert Consultation meeting on “Policy Framing on Transboundary Fish Diseases and Their Control Measures in South Asia” was conducted at Metta Resort, Paro: Bhutan on 7-9 November 2018. The expert consultation meeting was jointly organized by the National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA), Gelephu-Sarpang, Bhutan and SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC), Dhaka, Bangladesh with following objectives.

  1. To increase understanding of the current status of fish and crustacean diseases, quarantine, surveillance, monitoring, diagnosis, research and training in SAARC member countries.
  2. To prioritize areas of collaboration and partnerships for managing TAAPs/TAADs of regional importance involving international experts and agencies.
  3. To sensitize human resource development needs for capacity building in managing and research related to Transboundary aquatic diseases.

An inaugural function of the consultation meeting held on 7 November 2018 at Metta Resort and Dr. Karma Rinzin, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO), Animal Health Division, Department of Livestock (DoL), representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) graced the occasion as Chief Guest.  Dr. Kesang Wangchuk, Chief of Research and Extension (RED), DoL and Mr. Singye Tshering, Program Director of National Research Centre for Riverine and Lake Fisheries (NRCR&LF), Haa were also present in the inaugural session as Guest. Mr. Pema Thinley, Livestock Production Officer, NR&DCA coordinated the program. Honorable Dasho Secretary, MoAF graced the closing ceremony held on 8 November, 2018 which was also attended by senior officials of DoL.

The researchers and professionals who are expert from SAARC member states-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka participated in the consultation meeting. During the three days program, six member countries presented the country status report on the issue. Four invited papers were also presented on the second day of the program.  A part from the consultation meeting, the delegates got opportunity to visit NRCR&LF, Haa and Thimphu. After elaborate discussions, a good set of recommendations were made on different thematic areas for further intervention.

Pema Thinley,

Livestock Production Officer,


Selected Candidate for Fishery Attendant (ESP)…

The National Research & Development Centre for Aquaculture (NR&DCA) Department of Livestock (DoL), Ministry of Agriculture & Forests (MoAF) is pleased to announce the following selected candidates for the post of Fishery Attendant (ESP) as mentioned below.


Sl No Name of Candidates  for ESP CID No: Remarks
1 Norbu Jamtsho 11506001111 Selected
2 Passang Dorji 10202001394 Selected
3 Santa Maya Rai 21307000171 Selected
4 Kali Maya Tamang 11304000972 Selected
5 Sangay Choden 11106004840 Selected

As per section 4.11.2, chapter 4 of BCSR, 2018, all selected candidates who pass the drug test will be appointed for employment at NR&DCA. If the selected candidate fails the drug test, the position shall be offered to next candidate in order of merit ranking.


 NR&DCA, Gelephu