The Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) set up in 1957 is the only national center in the country where research in all disciplines relating to fishing and fish processing is undertaken. The institute started functioning at Cochin in 1957. Research centers function at Veraval (Gujarat), Visakhapatnam (AP), Mumbai (Maharashtra)...
Netting material treated with 0.002% each of nano titanium and copper oxide hydrogel showed excellent bio-fouling resistance.
In a surface modification study of boat building steel using multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) and nano titanium dioxide composites, it was revealed that steel treated with 0.02% MWCNT and 0.01% nano TiO2 showed good corrosion resistance compared to untreated control.
The average CPUE in trawls fitted with square mesh codend operated along Sindhudrug coast (Maharashtra) by private vessels was 18.0 kg/h and the escapement was 3.18 kg/h with a normalized value of INR 7.0.
In field trials with Juvenile Trash Excluder Device (JTED) with 1 cm spacing it was observed that 27 commercial species were retained in the codend and 12 species had escaped into the cover codend.
The construction of the 19.75 m energy efficient fishing vessel, christened as FV Sagar Harita, was completed at the Goa Shipyard Ltd., Goa. The total tension offered by the gear increased from 8 KN to about 15 KN, when the speed was increased from 2.0 to 3.4 knots, while operating the 33.0 m shrimp trawl attached with BRD.
An innovative collapsible fish trap of 1.5 m x 0.8 m size with two entrance funnels on both sides was designed and fabricated.
Life cycle analysis showed that motorized ring seine fleet had higher impact when compared to mechanized ring seine fleet with a 24% higher value for Global Warming Potential
The total quantity of coconut wood available for fishing boat construction is estimated to be 37.16 lakh m3 in south-west coast from the total 123.86 lakh palms.
Two canoes of dimensions 9.0 m LOA, 1.50 m breadth and 0.70 m depth were constructed using treated coconut panels and is being used for gillnetting, seining etc. in the artisanal sector.
The contribution of CDOM was less than 25% towards total absorption which increased to 25-100% during the post-monsoon season along the coastal waters off Cochin.
The concentration of chlorophyll and temperature of water were significantly (p<0.05) correlated with the abundance of Acetes sp. along the Veraval coast Gujarat.
Fibre-rich seaweed (Caulerpa racemosa and Ulva lactuca) incorporated semi-sweet biscuits and extruded snack product was developed.
Thermal processed of ready to eat squid masala in polypropylene and EVOH based multi-layered containers had a shelf life of one year at ambient storage temperature(28 + 2 oC)
Incorporation of nano-chitosan in biodegradable polylactic acid based films enhanced antimicrobial activity.
A protocol was standardized for preparing restructured nuggets from Pangasius fish in DHA fortified nutritional supplement based on wheat flour, soy flour, gram flour, ground nut and cashew nut was prepared.
A prototype mould for the preparation of shrimp analogue product from fish mince was fabricated and analogue products prepared.
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) - the only technology Institute in India which caters to the broad spectrum of fisheries from harvest to post-harvest operations has been in the service of the nation since 1957 under the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), New Delhi.
On 3rd December, 2016 ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated the “Agricultural Education Day” to commemorate the birth day of Bharat Ratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first Union Minister of Agriculture of India and first
Training session has comprehensively covered various aspects of extension approaches like need assessment, problem prioritization, participatory techniques, entrepreneurship development, project monitoring and evaluation techniques, impact assessment
As part of World Fisheries Day celebration at Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT a one day workshop on “Responsible Fishing and Quality Improvement” was conducted on 21st November, 2016.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi, in collaboration with Department of Fisheries, Government of Meghalaya, Shillong and Office of Deputy Commissioner, West Jaintia Hills District, Govt. of Meghalaya
Mumbai Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT celebrated World Fisheries Day on 21 November, 2016 by arranging an open day. About 50 students from I.E.S. Navi Mumbai High School, Vashi visited the Centre. Posters on harvest and post harvest practices on fisher
For strengthening the academic and research collaborations, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS),
The Veraval Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology observed/Celebrated Vigilance Awareness Week during 31 October to 5 November, 2016. The programme started on 31st October with the Oath taking ceremony where Scientist In-
Commemorating World Fisheries Day, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi organized a one day awareness program on "The Importance of Fish in Diet" at Jowai, Meghalaya on 21st November, 2016. The program was jointly organized by ICAR-CIFT, Kochi, ICAR-RC for NEH, Meghala
As part of World Fisheries Day Celebrations the following programs were organized by the Visakhapatnam Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT:
For promoting and supporting the sustainable small scale fisheries, especially the spiny Lobster fisheries in Mandvi region of Gujarat state, WWF in association with ICAR-CIFT
ICAR-CIFT, Cochin organized a four days In-house Training Programme on “Enhancing Efficiency and Behavioural Skills of Technical Personnel" during 7-10 November, 2016 for technical staff up to T-4. A total of 23 technical persons
On Monday, 21st November 2016 ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated the World Fisheries Day to create awareness about overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats affecting the sustainability of our vast
ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin is organizing an international level capacity building programme on ‘Extension Methodologies for Coastal Fisheries' for the participants of the member countries of Colombo plan during 15-26 No
As part of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week Celebrations’ at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin on 5th November, 2016 Dr. Alexander Jacob, IPS, Former Director General of Police, Kerala and Nodal Officer, National Police University d
The written examination for LDC post as per advertisement dtd. 02.01.2016 will be held on 11.12.2016 at Kochi. Call letters for the selected candidates will be sent in due course. List of selected and rejected applications will be published in CIFT
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries technology, Cochin was the only institute among eight fisheries research institutes of ICAR, Fisheries Colleges across the country, Fisheries Departments of different states and other organizations related to fish
Dr. Leela Edwin, Principal Scientist and Head, Fishing Technology Division, ICAR – Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin was invited to attend the Expert Consultation on Marking of Fishing Gear, organised by the Food Agricultural Organi
As a part of the ESSO-INCOIS Project on “Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITKs) in Marine Fisheries Sector of Kerala: Documentation and Analysis”, two data validation workshops were conducted at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin during 29-30. June, 2016.
As per the directive of the Govt. of India and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the International Day of Yoga was celebrated on the 21 June, 2016 at the ICAR-CIFT Headquarters and its Research
Visakhapatnam Research Centre of ICR-CIFT has developed an insulated fish bag for preserving the quality of fish during local transportation and retail vending. The insulated fish bag helps in maintaining the quality of fish when used with proper ic
A Training cum demonstration programme was conducted by ICAR-CIFT, Visakhapatnam Research Centre at Pedderu Reservoir, V. Madugula (Mandal), Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh on 22 April, 2016 under the TSP programme for the benefit of tribal f
As a part of “Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav” activity, ICAR-central Institute of Fisheries technology, Cochin celebrated National Technology Day at Munambam on 6th May, 2016. The programme was sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology an
Under the project Green Fishing System for Tropical Seas funded by the National Agriculture Fund in operation at ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin an interaction meet for conducting experimental operations using advanced long lin
As a part of implementation of Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) of Government of India for the betterment of tribal communities in Maharashtra state, Mumbai Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT has conducted a three days Training cum Transfer of Technologies (ToT) prog
The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated its 59th Foundation Day on 29 April, 2016, Dr. K. Gopakumar, former Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi was the Chief Guest of the day. Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Dire
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR, New Delhi visited ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin on 18th April, 2016.
The Visakhapatnam Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT organized a series of Workshops cum training programmes on “Fabrication of foldable traps and gillnets” under the Tribal Sub Plan Programme during the month of March, 2016.
The 19.75 m multi-purpose fishing vessel, FV Sagar Harita, built under the project “Green Fishing Systems for the Tropical Seas” funded by National Agricultural Science Fund (ICAR-NASF) was officially launched by Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretar
In compliance to the ICAR Training Policy for training all categories of staff, a two days Training Workshop to enhance the capabilities of Skilled Support Staff of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin was organized during 21-22 M
nder the Tribal Sub Plan Programme ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin organized a training programme on “Value Addition of Freshwater Fish Through Processing” in collaboration with ICAR- Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Re
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin has organized a one day training cum demonstration programme on “Responsible Fish Harvesting Practices” for inland fisherfolk at Vazhachal, Thrissur, Kerala on 2 March, 2016.
The Society of Fisheries Technologists (India), Cochin and ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin organized a National Seminar on “Advances in marine natural products and nutraceutical research” on 26th February, 2016 at ICAR-CIFT
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin conducted a Specialists' Consultation on Energy Saving in Fishing on 5th March, 2016 at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin.
Mumbai Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT conducted three days ‘Training cum Transfer of Technologies (ToT) programme’ for tribal fisherfolk under Tribal Subplan (TSP) of Govt. of India at Bhutnal, an inland fishing village in Vijayapura district of Ka
The first operational workshop of the project “All India Network Project on Fish Health (AINP_FH) was conducted during 11-12 February, 2016 at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin. Twelve scientists and 12 research fellows from the participating institutes including
As part of the “One week at fishing harbor programme” of NETFISH-MPEDA, Veraval Rearch Centre of ICAR-CIFT conducted a training programme on “Square mesh codend fabrication and responsible fishing practices”.
A National Workshop on ‘Development of Fisheries vis-à-vis Blue Revolution and Value Addition in Himachal Pradesh’ was jointly organized by ICAR-CIFT, Kochi and Department of Fisheries, Himachal Pradesh on 12th and 13th December, 2015 at Bilaspu
A large volume of waste is being generated from shell-fishes, which can be utilized to extract Chitin and its derivatives which finds wider application in various fields.
he ICAR Inter-Institutional Sports Tournament – 2015 (South Zone) kicked off at Maharaja’s College Grounds, Ernakulam Cochin on 25 May, 2015.
eraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT has organised a programme on 25th February, 2015 to hand over a Solar Dryer to a group of tribal belonging to Siddi tribe, associated with “Bharat Adim Juth Matsyaudyog Sahakari Mandali” Veraval. Siddi’s are
A training programme on “Biochemical Techniques for Fish Quality Analysis” was organized at Veraval Research of ICAR-CIFT during 13-19 February, 2015.
A training programme on ‘Microbiological quality of seafood’ was organized at Veraval Research of ICAR-CIFT during 19-24 January, 2015. Shri Mohammad Koya, SIC, VRC of ICAR-CMFRI inaugurated the programme.
Under the NAIP project on 'Strengthening Statistical Computing for NARS' operated in consortium mode, a training programme on 'Data Analysis using SAS' is being organized at CIFT, Cochin from 1-7 February, 2014 with the objective to strengthen statis
Keel laying ceremony of the 19.8m Combination Fishing Vessel to be constructed under the project 'Green Fishing Systems for Tropical Seas' (GFSTS) will be held at Goa Shipyard Ltd., Goa on 13-01-2014. The keel will be laid by Dr. K. Gopakumar, Former
The Research Advisory Committee of the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin met on 22 August, 2013. The following were present in the meeting: Dr. V. Prakash FRSC, Distinguished Scientist of CSIR, Ex. Director, CIFTRI, Hon. Director of R
The Short Training Course on 'Marketing Research for Value Chain inFisheries' is from 01-10 October 2013. The course is intended to give the participants an exposure to the tools of marketing research which can be used within a value chain framework.
Shri Tariq Anwar, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India visited Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) on 27th May 2013. Shri Tariq Anwar was received by Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, Director, CIFT, K
Detailed analysis of the samples is in progress in the laboratory. Since many studies are not conducted in situ measurements of Bio-optical properties both apparent and inherent optical properties simultaneously to assess the entire water colour comp
Under the Tribal Sub Plan, a programme for distribution of aluminium boat and gillnets to tribal fishermen was organized by CIFT, Cochin in association with Nellarachal ST Fisheries Cooperatives Society at Karapuzha, Ambalavayal in Wayanad District o
High Pressure Processing (HPP) is an emerging food processing technique which has gained importance during the last decade. The process is non thermal and processing is done at low temperatures in order to retain the natural and fresh like appearanc
The Business Incubation Centre established at Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin under the project Zonal Technology Management - Business Planning and Development (ZTM-BPD) Unit will be inaugurated on 5th April 2012, by Dr. S. A
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin received the ‘Rajarshi Tandon Rajbhasha Puraskar’ for the year 2014-15. ICAR-CIFT bagged this award for best Official Language Implementation among the ICAR Institutions in the Region ‘C’
Smt. P. Jeyanthi, Scientist, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin has been awarded ‘Best Poster Award’ for the best poster presentation in the 5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA5) held during 25-28 Nove
Smt. S. Remya, Scientist, Veraval Research Centre of ICAR-CIFT has bagged AFSIB Young Scientist Award instituted by the Asian Fisheries Society, Indian Branch (AFSIB) for scientists below the age of 35, working in the field of fisheries, aquaculture
Dr. Nikita Gopal, Senior Scientist, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin received the Asian Fisheries Society Merit Award for her work in Gender in Fisheries.
The Zonal Technology Management – Business Planning and Development (ZTM-BPD) Unit at CIFT, Cochin has won the National Award for BEST AGRI-BUSINESS INCUBATOR for the year 2013.
Dr. A. Jeyakumari, Scientist, Fish Processing, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin was deputed to Thailand to undergo a training programme on “Encapsulation of fish oil” at Kasetsart University, Thailand during 17-21December, 2012.
Dr Rakesh Kumar, Scientist, MFB Division of Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin, bagged the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences 2011.
The Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) installed in the plant of M/s Bhatsons Aquatic Products, Cochin has been awarded SECOND POSITION by Kerala State Pollution Control Board for the year 2011.
Dr.T.K.Srinivasa Gopal, Director has been conferred Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists(India) for the significant contributions made in the area of Research, Development, Industrial Achievement and Human Resource Development
Dr. T.K. Srinivas Gopal, Director, CIFT, Cochin has been conferred with Fellow of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (F.ASET) for outstanding contributions in the field of Fish Processing Technology during the 9th Indian Fisheries For
Dr. Saly N. Thomas, Sr. Scientist has been selected for Jawaharlal Nehru Award for P.G. Agricultural Research 2004. This award is given for the best Ph. D. Thesis in Fisheries . She did her Ph. D. under the guidance of Prof. Dr. C. Hridayanathan who
CIFT bags SARDAR PATEL AWARD for the best Institution under ICAR. CIFT is the only Institute which was awarded the prestigious award for the second time. The award carries Rs. 5 lakhs and a citation. The award will be presented to the Director, CIFT
CIFT, Cochin bags the Sardar Patel Outstanding ICAR Institution Award 2006 instituted by ICAR, New Delhi. The award is instituted by ICAR to recognize the agricultural research institutions which make outstanding contributions for the growth and deve
Dr. C. Jessy Joseph, Asst. Director (OL) received the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize 2008 for her work ?Aparichitar? (Malayalam). The award carries a cash prize of Rs.20,000/- an inscribed copper plaque which will be given away to her in August, 2
Dr. B. Meenakumari, Director, CIFT is conferred Fellowship of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (F. ASET) for outstanding contributions to inland and marine fisheries sectors and for undertaking material improvement for fishing gear.
The electronic equipments developed in CIFT have wide applications in different mainstream activities of the country including marine sciences, agricultural sciences, water resources and management, energy and environmental sciences etc.
Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum (PFGF) has awarded “Dr. I. Karunasagar Award” for the Bet Indian Ph. D. thesis for the year 2009 to Dr. C.O. Mohan, Scientist, Fish Processing Division for his thesis entitled, “Shelf life extension of see
Dr. P.N. Joshi, Principal Scientist & Head, Division of Engineering, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin was awarded the Kerala State Energy Conservation Commendation Certificate 2009 in appreciation of the commendable achievements towa
Dr. B. Meenakumari, Director, CIFT, Cochin received the 6th Dr. R.C. Dalela Oration Award -2009 from Dr. William D. Dar, Director General, International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad at the 29th Annul Session
The Professional Fisheries Graduates Forum (PGFG), Mumbai has awarded Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Senior Scientist, Fish Processing Division, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin with “Certificate of Appreciation” for the ‘Best Indian Fi
Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal, Principal Scientist and Head, Fish Processing Division, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin has been conferred with Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the field of Agricultural Engineering a
Dr. Femeena Hassan, Senior Scientist, Quality Assurance and Management, CIFT, Cochin received the ‘RashtriyaGaurav Award’ for meritorious services, outstanding performance and remarkable role in fisheries instituted by India International Friends
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin has bagged the ‘RajarshiTandon Award- 2010’ for the best Official language Implementation among the ICAR Institutes in the ‘C’ Region. CIFT got this award for the seventh time. The award was r
Dr. GerogeNinan, Senior Scientist, Fish Processing, CIFT, Cochin received the ‘Jawaharlal Nehru Award’ for outstanding Post Graduate Agricultural Research-2010 of ICAR, New Delhi for his Ph. D. thesis entitled, “Optimization of process paramete
Dr. T.K. Srinivasa Gopal has been conferred with Fellow of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (F.ASET) for outstanding contributions in the field of Fish Processing Technology during the 9th Indian Fisheries Forum on 19th December 201
The last date of receipt of application for ICAR sponsored Winter School on "Recent Advances in the Development of Nutraceuticals, Health Foods and Fish Feed from Fish & Shellfish Processing Discards " organised by Fish Processing Division has been
ICAR-CIFT has a tradition adopting the fishing villages especially of hinterlands where economically under-privileged fishers reside in more numbers with food and nutritional security as the need of the hour.
Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav (My Village My Pride) programme is launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 25 July, 2015 on the 87th Foundation Day of the ICAR and KVK Conference at Patna.
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