Barrackpore, June 27, 2012
Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE and Director General, ICAR launched a Mobile Research Laboratory under the NICRA project “Assessment of spawning behaviour of major fish species in inland environment to harness the beneficial effects of temperature” being implemented at Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore.
The state of the art facility is equipped with essential equipments and facilities like water storage and purifier, long-life battery and UPS, generator, fridge, incubator, centrifuge, weighing balance, multiparameter water analyser, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, and water and sediment sampler etc. to perform days or months of field research. It will enable scientists to conduct essential tests in field and provide facility for proper storage and analysis of research samples. The unique facility would strengthen the research programme on assessing the impact of climate change and developing adaptation strategies in Inland fisheries sector.
Prof. A. P. Sharma, Director, CIFRI; Dr. Samir Bhattachariya, INSA Professor, Vishwa Bharati, Kolkata; Prof. Amlesh Choudhary; Dr. M. K. Das, Principal Investigator of the project and scientists of CIFRI were present on the occasion.
(Source: Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore)