Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Chennai

CMFRI Chennai - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • ESTD 1947
  • ICAR
  • Government

Facilities available in College

  • Comp Labs

  • Cafeteria

  • Library

  • Auditorium

  • Laboratory

Major Courses Offered by College

Course Name Rating Total Fee
Master of Fisheries Science [MFSc] (Mariculture)
2Years Full Time
5.0 N/A Apply Now
Ph.D. (Mariculture)
3Years Full Time
5.0 N/A Apply Now

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Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan
Dr. T. V. Sathianandan
Dr. K. K. Joshi
Smt. E. K. Uma
Smt. K. Ramani
Shri. D. Pugazhendi
Shri. N. Viswanathan
Dr. J. Jayasankar
Dr. Boby Ignatius

About College

Central Marine fisheries Research institute, is a marine fisheries research institute located at Kochi, India. The institute has grown significantly in its size, stature and research infrastructure. After all its efforts and dedicated work, now the institution enjoys the status of a premier research organization which is comparable to any other institution in the developed countries. With the fast changing marine fisheries scenario , the institute over the years has tuned its mandate in consonance with the needs of the time. 

Facts and Figures

Establishment Year


Established by

Government of India

Director of CMFRI

Dr. A.Gopalakrishnan

Affliation by

Ministry of Agriculture

Member of Indian Council of Agriculture Research


Designated National Repository by Government of India in consultaion with National Biodiversity authority, under Biological Diversity act, 2002

Research papers published by CMFRI



60,000+ books and periodicals

400+ scientific journals

80+ foreign and 50+ Indian journals

Marine Biodiversity Museum

838 fin species, 117 crustaceans, 249 molluscs, 45 echinoderms, 170 corals, 35 sponges 20 ascidians, and 82 seaweeds besides a dolphin and 3 antarctic birds

Why to join Central Marine fisheries  Research institute ?

  • Awards: CMFRI bags the “Rajarshi Tandon award” introduced by ICAR for the excellent official language activities for the year 2012-2013, CMFRI team won the best paper award for their research work “Distributional shift of pelagic Indian oil sardine and Indian mackerel towards northern Indian Ocean” on ECOCASD International Workshop held at Trivandrum October 2013 , and most of all CMFRI is the Outstanding ICAR Institution award Winner 2007.

  • Achievements:  CMFRI achieves success in breeding and seed production of another species of Indian Pompano, Trachinotous mookaleeat visakhapatnam 2014, CMFRI achieves Grouper breeding success- Epinephelus tauvina for the first time in India at Visakhapatnam, CMFRI ensures India joining top successful countries involved with pop up satellite tagging of Yellowfin Tunas etc.

  • Training: Many Training courses and programmes have been organized like “Microalgal culture and Water Quality management in Aquaculture system” at tuticorin research centre of CMFRI on 9-13 Dec 2013 and “Taxonomy and Identification of commercially important crustaceans of India” on Aug 2013 at CMFRI Cochin.

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Contact Details

Phone No: 0484-28293299
CIBA Campus, 75, Santhome High Road
Chennai - 600028
Tamil Nadu , India
Nearest Bus Stand
High Court Bus Stop bus stand 0.90Km
Nearest Airport
Dhl Cochin airport 1.98Km
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