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Parliamentary Committee inspection at Veraval Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI

Parliamentary Committee inspection at Veraval Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI

The Second Sub Committee of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language inspected the Official Language implementation activities of Veraval Regional Station of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) on 27th August, 2021. The inspection meeting was chaired by Prof. Rita Bahuguna Joshi, MP (Lok Sabha).  Shri Pradeep Tampta, MP (Rajya  Sabha), Smt. Ranjanben Bhatt, MP (Loksabha), Shri Durga Das Uikey, MP (Loksabha), Smt. Mala Rajya Laxmi Shah, MP (Loksabha), Dr. Rameshwar Lal Meena, Under Secretary,  Shri Kamal Swaroop, Research Officer, Shri Kiran Pal Singh, Committee Assistant and Shri Kavish Sharma, PA to Convener  were also present. From the Office side Dr. Praveen P., Assistant Director General (M.Fy.), Smt. Seema Chopra, Deputy Director (OL) and Shri Manoj Kumar, CTO (Hindi), ICAR; Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI, Shri Hareesh Nair, Chief Administrative Officer, Smt. E. K. Uma, CTO (Hindi), and Dr. Divu D., Scientist in Charge of Veraval Regional Station and Shri Chandra Mauli Sharma, Asst. Admn. Officer, attended the meeting.

The progress made in the implementation of Official Language Policy based on the questionnaire submitted was discussed in the inspection meeting.

            During the meeting, the committee appreciated the efforts taken by the Institute on Official Language propagation as well as on the research activities especially fish farming in cages and enhancement of livelihood of Tribes of Diu and farmers of Veraval.

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.