Indian Council of Agricultural Research


Photography, Essay Writing and Pencil Drawing Competitions as part of Swachh Bharath Abhiyan


Photography Competition

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute is conducting a digital photography contest ‘Aquatic Pollution  and swatchthta ’ as part of Swachh Bharath Abhiyan.

The contest carries prize (first and second best photographs will carry a cash prize of Rs. 2000 and Rs.1000 respectively) and certificate for the 1st positions. Each contestant can submit/upload only one photograph under the theme. Only those photographs which are not published in any printed media or popular social media platforms should be selected for the contest. Maximum size allowed for a photograph is 15MB. Excess editing using high-end photo editing software is not recommended.  The date, location time when the photograph was clicked is to be given when uploading the photograph which may be verified. Decision of the judging committee will be final and cannot be questioned in any court of law. 

The photos can be mailed to

Last date for uploading is January 15, 2021

Further details : Contact Phone : 0484-2394867

Pencil Drawing Competition

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute is conducting a Pencil Drawing as part of Swachh Bharath Abhiyan.

Instructions for Pencil Drawing Competition

·         Theme for Art competition: ‘Clean India

·         Age Requirement: 10-15 years

·         Entry Fees: Free

·         The competition carries cash prize and certificate for the 1st and 2nd positions. 

·         Paper Size: Your artwork should be on A4 size paper

·         Only use pencil or charcoal for drawing

·         Number of Artworks: Each artist can submit maximum 1 artwork

·         The artwork must be original: You must be the creator of the art and it should be recent. Your art must be your original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material.

·         Please write participant full name, parent name, phone number, Address of the school and E-mail id on the side of the artwork

·         Mode of submission: Send/Upload your painting to email:  (with subject)

·         Deadline for Submission: 15-01-2021

·         In case of any conflicts, organizers decision will be final

·         Further details; Contact Phone : 0484-2394867

CMFRI adjudged as best research institute under ICAR

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.