Sea ranching of green tiger shrimp by Mandapam RC of ICAR-CMFRI
In continuation of the regular sea ranching initiative, the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) released a total of 1.6 million green tiger shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus) seeds of PL 15-20 into the seagrass beds of the Palk Bay at Munaikadu, Tamil Nadu on 21st April 2021, to replenish the natural stock and to enhance the shrimp productivity. The shrimp seeds were released by the Dr. R. Jayakumar, Head-in-Charge, Scientists and staff of the Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI and local fishermen. The initiative will be helpful to promote the livelihood of the fishermen in the region and also for the conservation of a sustainable wild shrimp stock in the region. During the years 2017-2021, a total of 13.745 million numbers P. semisulcatus shrimp seeds were released in this region. The sea ranching programme was coordinated by Shri. M. Sankar, and Dr. B. Johnson, Scientists of the centre.
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