Central Marine fisheries Research institute, is a marine fisheries research institute located at Kochi, India. The institute has grown significantly in its size, stature and research infrastructure. After all its efforts and dedicated work, now the institution enjoys the status of a premier research organization which is comparable to any other institution in the developed countries. With the fast changing marine fisheries scenario , the institute over the years has tuned its mandate in consonance with the needs of the time.
Government of India
Director of CMFRI
Ministry of Agriculture
Member of Indian Council of Agriculture Research
Designated National Repository by Government of India in consultaion with National Biodiversity authority, under Biological Diversity act, 2002
Research papers published by CMFRI
60,000+ books and periodicals
400+ scientific journals
80+ foreign and 50+ Indian journals
Marine Biodiversity Museum
838 fin species, 117 crustaceans, 249 molluscs, 45 echinoderms, 170 corals, 35 sponges 20 ascidians, and 82 seaweeds besides a dolphin and 3 antarctic birds
Awards: CMFRI bags the “Rajarshi Tandon award” introduced by ICAR for the excellent official language activities for the year 2012-2013, CMFRI team won the best paper award for their research work “Distributional shift of pelagic Indian oil sardine and Indian mackerel towards northern Indian Ocean” on ECOCASD International Workshop held at Trivandrum October 2013 , and most of all CMFRI is the Outstanding ICAR Institution award Winner 2007.
Achievements: CMFRI achieves success in breeding and seed production of another species of Indian Pompano, Trachinotous mookaleeat visakhapatnam 2014, CMFRI achieves Grouper breeding success- Epinephelus tauvina for the first time in India at Visakhapatnam, CMFRI ensures India joining top successful countries involved with pop up satellite tagging of Yellowfin Tunas etc.
Training: Many Training courses and programmes have been organized like “Microalgal culture and Water Quality management in Aquaculture system” at tuticorin research centre of CMFRI on 9-13 Dec 2013 and “Taxonomy and Identification of commercially important crustaceans of India” on Aug 2013 at CMFRI Cochin.