About us

The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Agriculture in 1947 became a member of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) family in 1967. The headquarters was shifted from Mandapam Camp to Cochin in 1971.

Over the period, the Institute has grown significantly in its size, stature & research infrastructure. Now, it enjoys the status of a premier research organisation comparable to any similar institution in the developed countries.

With the fast changing marine fisheries scenario and emergence of mariculture as a viable proposition for enhancing the production , the Institute over the years has tuned its mandate in consonance with the needs of the time.

Dr. N.G.K. Pillai

CMFRI - Headquarters

Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
Post Box No. 1603, Ernakulam North P.O.,
Kochi-682 018.
Phone: (Resi): 2533111
(Off): 2394357, 2391407, 2394867, 2394312, 2397569, 2394268, 2394750,
Telegram : CADALMIN, Ernakulam
Fax : 0091-0484-2394909
E-mail : mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in

  To undertake basic, strategic and applied research in marine fisheries and mariculture.
  To monitor and assess the fisheries resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and to understand the stock and its dynamics in relation to environment and human interventions
  To develop and commercialize hatchery and production system technologies for finfish, shellfish and other commercial marine organisms in coastal and open seas.
  To build up database on marine biodiversity, carry out research on fragile marine ecosystems for their conservation and restoration
  To undertake research on utilization of potentially beneficial marine organisms
  To act as a repository of information on marine fishery resources with a systematic and analytical database for policy interventions and to carry out research on social and economic costs and benefits of marine fisheries
  To conduct front line demonstrations and training to develop human resources for R&D in capture fisheries, mariculture.
  To create awareness and provide training and consultancy services.

To Contact Director, Heads of Divisions & other officials at Headquarters
Director Dr. N.G.K. Pillai mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Fishery Resources Assessment Dr. R. Paul Raj mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Pelagic Fisheries Dr. N.G.K. Pillai mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Demersal Fisheries Dr. E. Vivekanandan mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Crustacean Fisheries  Dr. E.V. Radhakrishnan mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Molluscan Fisheries Dr. K. Sunilkumar Mohamed mfdcmfri@vsnl.com
Fishery Environment Management Dr. A. Laxminarayana mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Physiology Nutrition Pathology  Dr. K. K. Vijayan mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Socio Economic Evaluation & Technology Transfer Dr. R. Sathiadhas
Marine Bio-Diversity Dr. (Mrs.) Mary K. Manissery
Mariculture Dr. G. Gopakumar
Senior Administrative Officer Smt. Roja Sethumadhavan
Senior Finance & Accounts Officer   mdcmfri@md2.vsnl.net.in
Public Information Officer Dr. L. Krishnan, Principal Scientist
Vigilance Officer
Smt. Roja Sethumadhavan