T. Francis, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Fisheries Biology and Resource Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tuticorin, was presented with the best paper presentation award for his paper entitled ‘Effect of different hormones on gonadal maturation of Murrel, Channa striatus’ at the second national conference on Fisheries Biotechnology organised by CIFE at Mumbai on November 2 and 3.

He has proved the importance of kisspeptin-l 0 of mammalian peptide influenced gonadal maturation of highly prized cultivable fish Channa striatus popularly called as murrel, compared with other hormones, according to a statement from FCRI here on Thursday.