8th December, 2019, Mandapam, Tamil Nadu
The Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi released 1.2 million shrimp seeds of Green Tiger Shrimp at Thonithurai near Mandapam today.
Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI marked his presence as the Chief Guest of the occasion.
During the Year - 2017-19, the Institute released a total of 7.025 Million Shrimp Seeds in this region. During the current Financial Year - 2019-20, a total of about 2.025 million Shrimp Seeds were sea ranched so far.
The main objective of the programme was to conserve and maintain the sustainable shrimp stock in the wild and help the fishermen of the region to improve their livelihoods.
The senior officers of the Institute were present during the occasion.
(Source: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi)