CMFRI to be open to public tomorrow

February 02, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:51 am IST - KOCHI:

In connection with its 69th foundation day on February 3, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) is conducting various programmes for school and college students.

The objective is to create awareness among the younger generation on the research activities of the institute.

The programme is being conducted in accordance with the policy of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Government of India to attract youngsters to agriculture and allied sectors with a view to sustain agriculture.

Students can walk in to CMFRI, interact with scientists, visit various laboratories, aquariums and the marine biodiversity museum on the day between 10 a. m. and 1 p. m., said a press release here. The CMFRI museum accommodates over 2,200 specimens of marine flora and fauna. Public also can visit the institute on the day.

There is no fee for the visit to the CMFRI.

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