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CMFRI inks pact with Maharaja’s for marine fisheries research

11 Jan 2019

In a move to strengthen research networks in marine biodiversity and allied areas, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has inked a pact with Maharaja’s College to carry out collaborative research programmes and to popularise scientific technologies among the public

KOCHI, 11 January 2019: In a move to strengthen research networks in marine biodiversity and allied areas, the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has inked a pact with Maharaja’s College to carry out collaborative research programmes and to popularise scientific technologies among the public.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by CMFRI Director Dr A Gopalakrishnan and Maharaja’s College Principal Dr K N Krishnakumar.

The linkage is aimed at boosting research works related to marine fisheries, marine biotechnology, marine biodiversity and mariculture along with various awareness programmes.

According to the MoU, the students of Maharaja’s can undergo quality postgraduate research and training in cutting edge areas enjoying the research facilities of the CMFRI.

“Both the institutes will also join hands to conduct a series of awareness campaigns in connection with conservation of marine ecology and promotion of scientific temper among the public. Collaborative attempts will be made to popularise various scientific technologies among the coastal communities. The awareness programmes will include the promotion of Foldscope, a portable microscope made of paper in cheaper cost, and campaigns against plastic pollution”, said Dr A Gopalakrishnan, Director of CMFRI.

The CMFRI and the Botany department of the Maharaja’s College has already launched joint awareness campaign on harmful algal blooms in the Arabian Sea.   

Photo caption: CMFRI Director Dr A Gopalakrishnan and Maharaja’s College Principal Dr K N Krishnakumar exchanging the document after signing the MoU.

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