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Inauguration of New Facilities at FC&RI, Ponneri

On 11th Feb 2016, Prof. Baskaran Manimaran, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University inaugurated new facilities created at the Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri.  The Honourable Vice Chancellor accompanied by Dr. Rathna kumar, Registrar and the Dr. S. Felix, Dean Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri inaugurated the

  • Fish Techno Park
  • Post-Harvest Research Centre
  • Molecular (PCR) Diagnostic lab
  • Conference hall

The fish Techno Park will serve as an outlet for fresh fish Value added fishery products, Dining and Kitchen facilities are available for the production and supply and ready to eat fish products.  Fish Techno Park also has an aquarium shop the sale of Ornamental fishes and aquarium accessories.

The “Post harvest Research Centre” is established with all essential equipments for processing, packaging and storage facilities.  This centre will impart skill development training to fisherwomen Self-help groups, unemployed, youth, School dropout farmers and entrepreneurs to create self-employment and to improve their socio-economic status.  This centre will also serve the post graduate students of post harvest technology.

The ‘Molecular (PCR) Diagnostic Lab’ will serve the farming community for screening WSSV, AHPNDC (EMS), EHP, IHHNV etc. at nominal cost.  The state-of-art conference hall with advanced facilities and 40 seats capacity will serve to conduct meetings and discussion.