Souvenir Issued on the occasion of the inauguration of the Permanent Building for the Headquarters of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, March 1, 1986

James, P S B R (1986) Souvenir Issued on the occasion of the inauguration of the Permanent Building for the Headquarters of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, March 1, 1986. In: Souvenir Issued on the occasion of the inauguration of the Permanent Building for the Headquarters of CMFRI ,March 1, 1986, 1 March 1986, Kochi.

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On being invited to contribute an article for the Souvenir to be issued in connection with the formal opening of the new building at Cochin to house permanently the headquarters of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, my thoughts go back to 1944 when Dr. Baini Prashad, the first Fishery Development Adviser to the Government of India, was initiating steps for the establishment of a fishery research Institute in the country and enquired of me if I could serve as one of the heads of divisions in the proposed institute. In the course of the next two to three years the original concept of a single Institute for fisheries research for the whole country had to undergo change in favour of two, one for marine fisheries and the other for the inland (freshwater and brackishwater) fisheries, apart from one for fisheries technology. As the only individual surviving who had occasion to serve in senior positions in both the Institutes in their formative years and as one who was responsible for the shifting of the headquarters of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute from Mandapam Camp to Cochin, it is felt that information on its historical background will be more appropriate than a narration of its achievements and programme of work as it is presumed that these aspects would be adequately dealt with elsewhere by others in the Souvenir.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Souvenir; inauguration of the Permanent Building; Headquarters; CENTRAL MARINE FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE ; CMFRI
Subjects:CMFRI
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture
ID Code:5596
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:19 Oct 2010 16:18
Last Modified:19 Oct 2010 16:18

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