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ICAR-CMFRI wins Best Stall Award in the First Indian Fisheries Outlook (IFO) 2022

ICAR-CMFRI, wins the “Best Stall Award” in the “1st Indian Fisheries Outlook (IFO) 2022 Priming Indian Fisheries in Attaining Sustainable Development Goals

Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI, Ramnagar, West Bengal bagged the “Best Stall Award” in the “1st Indian Fisheries Outlook (IFO) 2022 Priming Indian Fisheries in Attaining Sustainable Development Goals” held at ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore from 22nd to 24th March, 2022 jointly organized by ICAR-CIFRI in collaboration with Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI) and Professional Fisheries Graduate Forum (PFGF). The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fishery Science), ICAR, New Delhi. Shri Bankim Chandra Hazra, Honourable Minister of Sundarban Affairs and Development, Government of West Bengal graced as Chief Guest; Swami Suparnanada Maharaj, Honorary Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, Dr. Riji John, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) graced as Guest of Honour. Dr. W. S. Lakra, former Vice Chancellor, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai conferred the Institute with the “Best Stall Award” during the valedictory function held on 24th March, 2022 for showcasing the scientific achievements and technologies/products developed and transferred by it for the development of marine fisheries and mariculture in the country. Dr. Dilip Kumar, Former Director & VC ICAR-CIFE; Dr. Gopal Krishna, Former Director & VC ICAR-CIFE; Dr. V. V. Sugunan, Former Director, ICAR-CIFRI and ADG (Inland Fisheries), ICAR; Dr. B. K. Das,  Director, ICAR-CIFRI and other dignitaries; Scientists, professors and students from different organization; farmers and entrepreneurs visited the stall. Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist-in-Charge, Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI participated actively in the conference and exhibition. 



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.

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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.


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Name of ICAR-CMFRI appearing in the ICAR Foundation Day Award Ceremony Presentation on 16 July 2020


CMFRI bags 4 national awards on 93rd Foundation Day of ICAR

CMFRI scientist Kajal Chakraborty wins national recognition for developing products from seaweeds to combat lifestyle diseases

CMFRI bags 4 national awards on 93rd Foundation Day of ICAR

Dr Kajal Chakraborty, Principal Scientist at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has won national recognition for his research efforts to develop a series of nutraceutical products from seaweeds to treat  various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. He bagged the prestigious Norman Borlaug National Award for Excellence in Agricultural Research instituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) functioning under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare. The award, which is announced once in every 5 years, carries a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh. Besides this, the scientist will be given a research grant of Rs. 1.5cr for carrying out a challenging research project for five years.