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CMFRI offers consultancy services to Public/Private organizations. The main themes under which we offer consultancy are given below. The procedure for taking consultancy projects is simple and we follow ICAR rules and guidelines on this aspect.

 ThemeBrief details
1Environment Impact Assessment Study        Monitoring of abiotic and biotic parameters; preparation of Environment Management Plan; Baseline surveys, Continuous/ short term monitoring of impact sites
2Artificial Reef                         Site selection, community level interactions for creating awareness, design, fabrication and installation of ARs, impact assessments of AR on fishery and ecosystem
3Setting up of AquariumFabrication and setting up of aquarium with filters and other necessary accessories
4Mariculture    Site selection, design, fabrication of and mooring of cage for finfish/ lobster farming, ornamental fish culture
5Finfish HatcheryDesign and technical operation including various components of hatchery
6Pearl cultureHatchery technology, seed production and farming
Black lip pearl oyster seed production
Mabe pearl production
7Biodiversity EvaluationBaseline survey, identification of various taxa and biomass estimates;
8Socio-Economic EvaluationsSocial and economic impacts of natural disasters/new technology interventions on coastal communities, valuation of ecosystem services
9Specimen identificationFishes, Crustaceans, Molluscus, Corals, Sponges, Marine Macrophytes, Echinoderms
10Imparting TrainingShort /Long term National/ International training programs on Methodologies in Fishery biology, taxonomy, SCUBA diving, resources assessments and mariculture
11BiotechnologyFeed formulation, disease           investigation etc.
12Under water SCUBA divingSurvey/ Assessment of health of habiats/ other EIA
13LibraryModernization of library

Total number of consultancy projects signed :
Since the formation of CPC in 1997                              - 128
Consultancy projects completed so far                       - 117
Total amount of consultancy fee from projects - Rs.21.09 crores

Ongoing Consultancy Projects

Project Title

Name of Client

Nature of project

Installation of artificial reefs in the inshore waters of seventeen villages along Tamil Nadu coast

Director of Fisheries,

Dept. Of Fisheries,

Tamil Nadu

Artificial Reef assisted Aquaculture

Consultancy on livelihood enhancement of fishermen through deployment of AR in inshore waters along the six districts of TN.

The Project Director

IFAD assisted PTSLP

TN Corpn. for development of women, 100 Anna Salai Rd,

Guindy, Chennai

Artificial Reef assisted Aquaculture

Artificial fish habitat based marine ecosystem restoration in the inshore areas off Bhadreshswar,

Kutch District, Gujarat.

Commissioner of Fy.

Commissionerate of Fy.

Third Floor, Block No.10,

Jivraj Mehta Bhavan,

Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat

Artificial Reef assisted Aquaculture

Setting up of  Modern Aquarium at Dept. of Fisheries, UT of Lakshadweep,


Chief Executive Officer,

Dept. of Fisheries,

UT of Lakshadweep,

Kavaratti- 682 555

Setting up of modern Aquarium

Impact study of proposed Vadhavan Port on coastal fisheries

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Mumbai


Sea water and treated effluent monitoring of M/s MRPL




Marine water quality monitoring at SPM area of M/s MRPL-3




Site selection and deployment of artificial reefs in inshore waters along the coast of Six districts in Tamil Nadu

Project Director, IFAD assisted PTSLP, Guindy, Chennai

Artificial Reef assisted Aquaculture

Baseline study on impact of coastal road on fisheries and fisher livelihood, Maharashtra

Municipal Corpn of Greater Mumbai


Survey and identification of sites for artificial reefs in inshore waters along the coast of six districts in Tamil Nadu.

The Project Director

IFAD assisted PTSLP

TN Corpn. for development of women, 100 Anna Salai

Artificial Reef assisted Aquaculture

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