ICAR-CMFRI which is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee, has research programmes oriented for sustainable fisheries and mariculture. Recently, in an innovative, path-breaking manner, the established technologies such as Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), Biofloc and Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems (RAS) were combined to deliver a unique fish production model that gives higher and sustainable yields. Work on the micro-propagation of red algae, a highly valuable seaweed group has given excellent leads. Socio-economic empowerment through fish culture training and farming demonstrations under Central Schemes such as SCSP and TSP programmes were actively pursued. Fingerling production units and sea ranching programmes ensure reliable fish seed supply for fish farmers and support livelihoods of coastal fishers, respectively. Let us continue with these endeavours and ensure a bright future for all stakeholders.
With best wishes.
Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan