Students visit marine fisheries research institute

February 04, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - TUTICORIN:

Around 1,200 persons, including 1,083 students, visited Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute’s Thoothukudi Research Centre here during the ‘Open House’ organised on Wednesday as part of its Founding Day celebrations.

Corporation Commissioner Poongodi Arumaikkan formally inaugurated the ‘Open House’ in the presence of P.P. Manoj Kumar, Principal Scientist, CMFRI.

The event also had continuous video shows of select topics on marine fisheries in the auditorium.

Apart from 1,083 students, 92 general public and 20 important persons, visited the facility on Wednesday.

The Thoothukudi Research Centre of ICAR – CMFRI, situated near Roche Park on South Beach Road is conducting researches in various aspects such as fishery resource assessment, environmental monitoring, bio diversity and socio economics studies of fisher folks of this coast.

It is also known for the contribution to development of various molluscan fisheries technologies, seed production of sea cucumber over these years.

In a bid to tell the public about its contribution to the society, TRC of CMFRI used to throw open its research laboratories and other facilities to them every year on the occasion of its Founding Day (February 3, 1947).

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