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The Calicut Regional Station of CMFRI is dedicated to several key areas of research aimed at understanding and managing marine fisheries resources effectively. The thrust areas include the assessment of marine fishery resource characteristics, stock assessment of marine fish stocks in Kerala and Lakshadweep, and the development of policy briefs for marine fisheries management in these regions. Additionally, the station focuses on captive breeding and seed production of commercially important fin and shell fishes, as well as the development of sustainable mariculture practices, particularly for bivalve farming. Over the last five years, the station has made significant achievements, including the preparation of databases on catch, effort, and species composition of various exploited fish species, as well as trophodynamics studies. The station has successfully demonstrated the culture of pearl spot using low-cost cages and studied the carrying capacity of mussel farming areas. Moreover, the station has conducted research on the pathology of various marine organisms, including the mangrove red snapper, and recorded stranding events of dolphins, whales, and porpoises, contributing to a comprehensive database of marine mammals in the Malabar area. These achievements underscore the station's commitment to advancing knowledge and promoting sustainable practices in marine fisheries management and mariculture.