National Scientific Hindi Webinar on Seaweeds for Blue Economy organized at ICAR-CMFRI
National Scientific Hindi Webinar on ‘Seaweeds for Blue Economy’ was organized in ICAR – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi on 09.03.2021. Dr. B. Meenakumari, Former DDG(FS), ICAR, New Delhi was the Chief Guest of the inaugural function. Dr. P. Kaladharan, Head in charge, FEM Division and Chief Organizer of the Webinar welcomed the gathering. Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, CMFRI delivered presidential address. Dr. P. Paul Pandian, Govt. of India. M/o Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, D/o Fisheries, New Delhi and Dr. Pravin P., ADG (FS), ICAR, New Delhi delivered speech as Guests of Honour and Smt. Seema Chopra, Director (OL), ICAR, New Delhi delivered felicitation address. Smt. E. K. Uma, Chief Technical Officer (Hindi Translator) presented vote of thanks. Scientists from CMFRI Headquarters and Regional Centres / Stations and other fisheries Organizations presented their papers in Hindi during the Webinar. Dr. P. K. Ashokan, Principal Scientist & SIC, CMFRI Calicut Regional Station, Dr. V. Venkatesan, Senior Scientist, ICAR-CMFRI and Dr. R. Ratheeshkumar, Scientist, ICAR-CMFRI evaluated the presentations. Dr. Kajal Chakarborty, Principal Scientist, MBTD, ICAR- CMFRI and Dr. Anuj Kumar, Scientist, CIFT, Cochin received best presentation awards. E- Certificates were provided to the participants of webinar.
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