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Sea ranching of the green tiger shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus under the Central Sector Scheme component of 'Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana' (PMMSY)

             Sea ranching of the green tiger shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus under the Central Sector Scheme component of 'Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana' (PMMSY)


A total of 3.2 million green tiger shrimp seeds (PL-20) were sea ranched at Maraikayarpattinam (Gulf of Mannar) on 08th February, 2023 under the Project entitled "Sea ranching of Green tiger shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus) Post Larvae (PL) in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu" funded by Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India under the Central Sector Scheme component of the PMMSY. The shrimp seeds were released by the staff of the Mandapam Regional Centre in presence of Dr. G. Tamilmani, Head-in-Charge & Principal Investigator of the project. A total of 47.24 million green tiger shrimp seeds were sea ranched in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar since the inception of the Project (February, 2022). The sea ranching programme was coordinated by Dr. B. Johnson, Senior Scientist of the Centre. 

      


 

Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI conducted awareness programme on Conservation of Elasmobranchs on 5th January 2023

Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI conducted awareness programme on Conservation of Elasmobranchs

Digha Regional station of ICAR-CMFRI organised an awareness programme on “Conservation of Elasmobranchs” with emphasis on protected species in the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act (IWPA), 1972 under the in-house project “Developing Management plans for Sustainable Exploitation and Conservation of Elasmobranchs in India (DEM/ELS/11) on 5th January 2023 for twenty two (22 nos.) students from the Department of Industrial Fish and Fisheries, Asutosh College, Kolkata. Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist & SIC of Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI, welcomed the gatherings and gave a detailed presentation about the protected elasmobranch species and their field level identification listed in the Schedule I of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 followed by a practical section for morphological identification of Common Elasmobranch Species of West Bengal Coast. In his presentation, Dr. Roul gave a brief introduction about the importance of elasmobranchs and their role in the marine ecosystem, different schedules in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and the punishment and penalty for the offences imposed relating to the wild animals (or their parts and products) included in schedule-I or part II of Schedule- II. He also indicated that due to high fishing pressure and habitat loss, their population has been declining drastically. Further he added the efforts and initiatives taken by ICAR-CMFRI to sensitize the public and the stakeholders for conservation of protected elasmobranchs in a pan India scale. In conclusion, he stressed the immediate requisite for conservation of elasmobranchs especially the protected species. Dr. Rahul Mondal, Assistant Professor, and Sri. Dilip Pradhan, Lab. Attendant from the Department of Industrial Fish and Fisheries, Asutosh College, Kolkata also attended the awareness programme. The awareness programme was coordinated by Dr. Subal Kumar Roul, Scientist & SIC of Digha Regional Station of ICAR-CMFRI. The program was ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Dipankar Barai.

       

Sea ranching of the green tiger shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus under the Central Sector Scheme component of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana

Sea ranching of the green tiger shrimp Penaeus semisulcatus under the Central Sector Scheme component of  Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana


A total of 4.3 million green tiger shrimp seeds (PL-30) were sea ranched at Kundukal (Gulf of Mannar) on 31st January, 2023 under the Project entitled "Sea ranching of Green tiger shrimp (Penaeus semisulcatus) Post Larvae (PL) in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu" funded by Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Govt. of India under the Central Sector Scheme component of the PMMSY. The shrimp seeds were released by Shri Abdul Kadhar Jailani, Assistant Director of Fisheries & Fishermen Welfare, Rameswaram and Shri M. Sankar, Overseer in presence of  Dr. G. Tamilmani, Head-in-Charge & Principal Investigator of the project and the staff of the Mandapam Regional Centre.  The fishermen thanked the Government of India and ICAR-CMFRI for such an initiative and expressed that this activity will be helpful in replenishing the green tiger shrimp stock. A total of 44.04 million green tiger shrimp seeds were sea ranched in Palk Bay and Gulf of Mannar since the inception of the Project (February, 2022). The sea ranching programme was coordinated by Dr. B. Johnson, Senior Scientist of the Centre. 

       


ICAR-CMFRI Bags Kshetriy Rajbhasha Puraskar instituted by Dept. of Official Language

ICAR-CMFRI Bags Kshetriy Rajbhasha Puraskar instituted by Dept. of Official Language

For the second consecutive year, the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi has bagged the Kshetriy Rajbhasha Puraskar for the year 2021-22 instituted by the Department of Official Language under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for the best performance of the Official Language Hindi. The Institute won the award in the category of the Central Government Organisations under various Ministries located in the South and South-West regions. This is the 12th award bagged by the ICAR-CMFRI for the best implementation of Official Language Hindi since 2014.  

Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of ICAR-CMFRI and Smt. E K Uma, Official Language Officer received the Shield and Certificate from Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala and Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Home Affairs during the Joint Regional Official Language Conference for South and South-West Regions held in Thiruvananthapuram on 27th January 2022.