Dr. Soottawat Benjakul, Professor, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand visited FC & RI, Ponneri during 21.11.2017-22.11.2017.He was given a warm welcome by Dr. D.Manikandavelu, Dean i/c, FC&RI,Ponneri. On the first day,he inaugurated “Kayalagam” the retail outlet for ready to eat and ready to cook fishery products and initiated the sale.He also visited Pulicat Research Farm Facility(PRFF), Pazhaverkadu and had a brief discussion about the research activities carried-out in PRFF. In the afternoon, he delivered a guest lecture on the topic “Valorization of fish and shellfish byproducts”. All the students and Staff were benefited by the lecture. Later,Prof. Benjakul had an exclusive discussion with the teaching faculty of FC & RI, Ponneri.Dr. Soottawat has resumed the process of signing MoU between both Universities. He also interacted with Postgraduate students of the institute. On day 2, he visited the Advanced Research Farm Facility(ARFF) and Aquatic Rainbow Technology Park (ARTP)at Madhavaram. His entire schedule at FC&RI,Ponneri was facilitated by Dr.N.Muralidharan, Department of Fish Processing Technology, FC&RI,Ponneri.