Major Research Findings


Research Studies in Fisheries Extension

  • SMART EDP Module for livelihood security of small-scale fisherfolk through fish- preneurship
  • Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITKs) in marine fisheries sector of Kerala: Documentation and analysis
  • Impact analysis of S&T outputs of ICAR-CIFT on the socio-economic fabric of fisheries stakeholders
  • Dynamics of fish consumption with reference to emerging health, safety and quality issues.
  • Inclusion and popularisation of fish-based products for alleviating malnutrition among vulnerable population
  • Digital fish marketing ecosystem in India
  • Scale to measure attitude of fishers towards responsible fishing
  • Assessment of Extension System in the Marine Fisheries Sector of Kerala
  • Study on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in fisheries and the cybernetics of Women Initiated Enterprises in Fisheries (WIEF) in selected coastal states of India

Statistics & Economics

  • Studied occupational structure, labour productivity and labour migration in the fisheries sector
  • Economic evaluation of resource use efficiency and management of reservoir ecosystem
  • Assessed input and service delivery system for marine fisheries development in Kerala
  • Modelling studies for estimation of revenue-based capacity and valuation of selected fishing systems and fish supply chain analysis
  • Assessment of role and impact of Fisheries Co-operatives in enhancing the livelihood and resources management capabilities of fisherfolk in India
  • Informatics Tools developed - CIFT Lab Test - An information system on sample testing and analysis and CIFTraining- An information system on ICAR-CIFT training programme


Extension Services

  • Technology, assessment and refinement through KVKs under TSP/SCSP/NEH
  • Technology demonstration through various stakeholders under TSP/SCSP/NEH
  • Establishment of Custom hiring centres in selected KVKs
  • Interest group formation and handholding of entrepreneurs
  • Input and technical support to self-help groups and societies

Regular Training and HRD Programmes Conducted

  • ICAR- sponsored winter school
  • Training Programmes under Prime Minister Matsy Sampada Yojana/PMMSY
  • Training Programmes under scheduled caste sub plan (SCSP)

Training Programmes for Foreign Officials

  • Training Programmes under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)
  • Training Programmes under Feed the Future India Triangular Training (FTF ITT)
  • Training Programmes under African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO)

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