Mission & Vision
“College of Fisheries, Mangalore commits itself to continuously improve the quality of fisheries education, competence of its faculty to meet the changing needs of fisheries education, research and extension services.The College shall ensure state of the art technologies for undertaking fundamental and applied research”.
- Introduction of new courses in Undergraduate degree programme in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Aquatic Medicine, Flavour Chemistry of marine food products, Labeling traceability, Nanotechnology, Ethics in animal husbandry practice.
- Diploma and Certificate Courses proposed in Fish production, Breeding of ornamental fish, value addition to fish products.>
Aquaculture and coastal fisheries have been the subject of considerable studies, in the early 20 years of the college. Most of the studies have concentrated on the diversity of flora and fauna, breeding and genetics, monitoring of water pollution and water quality analysis. During the last decade vast research output and technologies in the area of fish health management, fish breeding and genetics, product quality management and fishery by products and value addition to fishery products have been generated and have been passed on to the farmers. The fisheries research has concentrated on developing a good action plan to strengthen national capacity in the area of environmentally and socially sustainable integrated coastal zone management.
Proposed new strategies / areas for research
- Initiating research in emerging areas such as biotechnology, aquatic pollution and toxicology, fish and shellfish diseases, fish nutrition, genetics and fisheries economics and extension.
- Initiating research in area of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Nanotechnology.
- Innovative technologies like high premier processing, protein-polysaccharide interaction.
- Refining of fish oil and concentration of EPA – DHA preservation.
- Developing strategies for the conservation of aquatic life by involving the different stakeholders.
- Biological preservation of fresh fish using bacteriocins and development of health foods
C. Community service
- Strengthening diagnostic and health management services system for the farmers
- Developing action plan for implementation of code of conduct for responsible fisheries
- Increasing awareness on conservation, biodiversity and endangered species
- Developing community based enterprises for conservation and development.
D. Human Resource Development
- Effort will be made to increase the staff strength from the present 34 to 80 (approved positions), which helps to meet mandate standards in teaching, research and extension.
- Advanced training to staff in areas of biotechnology, nanotechnology and molecular biology with national and international funding support.
- “Inbreeding” will be avoided by suitably formulating guidelines not to allow a student to get all 3 degrees from one institute.
- Alumni interaction will be promoted.
- ‘Sebbatical leave’ for staff will be introduced.
E. College/Institution and Industry Collaborative Ventures
The College has collaboration with a number of institutes both at national and international level. During 2009, the University transferred 1 acre of land in the Technology Wing of the College for construction of CMFRI, Mangalore Campus as part of university policy to maintain good collaboration and sharing of available physical resources with ICAR.
The college is helping establishing a Marine ‘Biotechnology Park’ with assistance from Government of Karnataka. The College is also establishing tie up with private industries in development and marketing of diagnostics and vaccines.