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MoU between NIO and Pancham Aquaculture Farms Ltd
CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with M/s Pancham Aquaculture Farms Limited, (PANCHAM), Mumbai, on 23 November 2016 developing technologies and products for bioremediation of aquaculture wastes/effluents, disease diagnosis, health management and skill development. This MoU will enable PANCHAM to identify issues affecting sustainability in coastal aquaculture and CSIR-NIO with its vast experience in aquatic resource assessment and environmental management will provide scientific, technical and aquatic health solutions to the sustainable coastal aquaculture and disease management. PANCHAM is one of the largest aquaculture farming joint sector company under the Government of Maharashtra, India. The present MoU would provide an opportunity for CSIR-NIO to work with stake-holders in this area.
Dr. Prasanna Kumar, Acting Director, CSIR-NIO, on behalf of the Institute and its parental body Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and Dr. Ajit Sinha Patil, Chief Technical Officer, PANCHAM, Mumbai, on behalf of the company signed the agreement. CSIR-NIO and PANCHAM will collaborate in the areas of research projects, education and training programmes, Intellectual Property Rights generation, protection and sharing and Commercialization of joint patents and inventions as per the terms of the agreement.
The signing of the MOU took place on the occasion of the Technofest showcasing CSIR-NIO’s achievements in the field of technological innovations in the field of marine sciences as a part of CSIR Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
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