Dr. Kajal Chakraborty, Principal Scientist, Marine Biotechnology Division of ICAR- CMFRI wins the coveted ICAR Norman Borlaug Award for the year 2020.
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
ICAR-CMFRI Extends Support to Frontline Health Workers of Primary Health Centre in Mandapam, Tamil Nadu
As a token of moral support in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has extended support to frontline health workers who serve COVID duty at the Primary Health Centre in Mandapam, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. The Institute provided with 1,100 masks, 300 numbers of reusable gloves and 10 liters of hand sanitizer. It was handed over to Dr. A. Packianathan, Medical Officer of the Mandapam Primary Health Centre by the Head-in-Charge, Dr. R. Jayakumar in the presence of Dr. G. Tamilmani, Senior Scientist, Dr. Johnson, B., Scientist, Shri. C. Jayakanthan, Assistant Administrative Officer and staff of the ICAR-CMFRI, Mandapam on 14th June, 2021.