ICAR-CIFT is organizing free workshop on Business Avenues in fish processing and value addition


ICAR- CIFT is the only national institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research that is dedicated to research and extension activities in fisheries harvest and post-harvest sectors. The impact of ICAR-CIFT on the development of fishing, seafood processing, seafood safety and quality control in India is well recognized. The Institute plays an important role in facilitating mechanization and modernization of fishing fleet and introduction of durable synthetic fishing gear materials and improved gear designs and practices in Indian fisheries.

ICAR-CIFT has gained recognition for the production of bioactive and pharmaceutical compounds from aquatic resources and mangroves. The Institute has developed several instruments and machineries for meeting specific needs of fishing and fish processing sectors. Institute has been recognized as a prestigious National Referral Laboratory and National Reference Laboratory by the Government of India. ICAR-CIFT has received award for the best Institute thrice in the ICAR system.


PG / PhD pursuing students in any discipline of Fisheries, Food Technology, Food Science, Post Harvest Technology, Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering / Packaging Technology or any other related subjects.


  •  Handling, chilling and freezing of fishery products & advanced packaging techniques
  •  Hands on training on the development of coated fish and shellfish products
  •  Development of value-added products like fish pickle, wafers etc.
  •  Hands on training on development of Ready to eat fish products using metal cans and retort able pouches
  •  Hands on training on the utilization of fishery waste for high value product.


  •  To familiarize students with conventional and advanced fish processing and preservation methods.
  •  To develop hands-on skills in creating value-added fishery products to prepare students for business and entrepreneurial activities.
  •  To create awareness of various regulatory requirements for fishery products.
  •  To educate students on the packaging materials used for fishery products and their regulatory aspects.
  •  To inform students about different schemes available to support entrepreneurship activities.


  • Business opportunities in fish processing and value addition with success stories
  • Importance of fish for livelihood and nutritional security
  • Low temperature preservation techniques for fish and shellfishes
  • Specialty products from fish & shellfishes
  • Start-up process and schemes of different financial institutions
  • Packaging of fishery products & Regulations on food packaging and labelling
  • Convenience Ready to eat fishery products
  • Business opportunities in high value products from fishery waste
  • Fish preservation by drying technique


The participants will be reimbursed to and fro travel fares by shortest rail (sleeper)/ bus route as per SERB guidelines on the production of valid travel documents. Outstation participants will be provided free boarding and lodging at the institute’s hostel.

🎖 Food Technology Training Course
HACCP Level-3
Certified Training Course (2 Days)
Date : 13 & 14 July 2024
Time : 10 AM to 05 PM
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  • Interested eligible candidates can register through the google form link. Only 25 students will be selected based on the merit / suitability of the Candidate.
  • Application form can also be downloaded from the website, Application form link
  • There is no registration fees.


  • The application form duly signed by the Recommending Authority / Head of the Department has to be submitted on or before the last date. Only selected candidates will be informed by email/phone; therefore, the candidates are required to provide active E-mail IDs and phone number (with WhatsApp) while doing the online registration.
  • The selected candidates will have to acknowledge and accept the offer for participating in the workshop through return email or phone, failing which the waitlisted candidates may be called for the workshop.


ICAR-CIFT, Matsyapuri P.O., Willingdon Island, Kochi – 682029, Kerala.

Workshop duration: 23 – 31 JULY 2024


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