Online Training on Seaweed Farming Held by Mandapam RC of ICAR-CMFRI
The Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully organized an online training programme on seaweed farming for the Subject Matter Specialists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in Tamil Nadu on 10th February, 2021. Dr. R. Jayakumar, Principal Scientist & Head-in-Charge inaugurated the training programme which was attended by as many as 10 Subject Matter Specialists from various KVKs in the state.
Dr. Johnson, B., Scientist talked about seaweed farming techniques and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, while Dr. M. Shanmugam, General Manager, AquAgri Processing Private Ltd., Manamadurai shared his experience on seaweed processing & marketing. The participants also interacted with the seaweed farmers. Dr. Johnson, B., Scientist, was the convener for the online training programme.
CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR
CMFRI wins ICAR’s highest award
The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been adjudged as the best research institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). The CMFRI won the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR institutions award, the highest award of the ICAR in the category of the large institutions with a cash prize of Rs 10 Lakhs, a Silver Plaque, Certificate and Citation.This is in recognition of CMFRI’s excellent performance in marine fisheries research during the period from 2014 to 2019.
This is the second time CMFRI bagging this prestigious award. Various cutting edge research activities including development of mariculture technologies such as open sea cage fish farming, seaweed farming, integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) and breeding and seed production technologies for marine food fish and ornamental fishes which were aimed to enhance the income of fishermen helped CMFRI achieving the highest ranking among more than 110 agricultural and allied research institutes in the country. CMFRI’s efforts on preparing a range of policy guidelines, including the works on minimum legal size (MLS), National Policy on Mariculture and ecosystem-based management towards the sustainable utilization of marine fisheries resources were well appreciated. Its research initiatives in developing nutraceutical products from marine organisms to treat type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, thyroid and hypertension also played a major role in winning the award. In addition, the institute exhibited leadership in winning several externally funded research projects such as National Brood bank for Cobia and Silver pompano and a Centre of Excellence and Innovation funded by the DBT. The institute also obtained many patents during the period.
Name of ICAR-CMFRI appearing in the ICAR
Foundation Day Award Ceremony Presentation on 16 July 2020