Cusat Research Vessel inaugurated
Kochi: M.B Ind-fish, a research vessel acquired by the Cusat School of Industrial fisheries was inaugurated by Dr. J. Letha, Vice Chancellor, Cusat on Thursday. The vessel made up of fiber glass has around 11 meter length and 45 BHP motor.
The cost of the boat is around 25 lakhs, Sponsored by the purse project of DST and has facilities to accommodate around 10 research scholars to travel in river and backwater. Other facilities of the fiber boat include water quality analysis, sustainable fishing, and identification of various Biological changes of inland water bodies, said Dr. M. Harikrishnan, Director, School of Industrial Fisheries, Cusat.
Dr. A. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) was the chief guest of the function held at the Cusat boat Jetty, located near Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi.
R. Sinha, Director, CIFNET, Kochi, Dr. S. Girija, Director, NIFPHATT, Kochi, Dr.C. Hridayanathan, Former Director, School of Industrial Fisheries , Cusat, Krishna Kumar, Managing Director, M/S Nautical miles, Prof. Dr. S. Bijoy Nandan, School of Marine Sciences, Cusat, Prof. Dr. K. T. Thomson , Former Director, School of Industrial Fisheries spoke.