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ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), in over 50 years of existence, has emerged as a center of excellence in higher education fisheries and allied disciplines. The Institute was established on 6th June 1961, under the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India with assistance from FAO/UNDP. It came under the administrative control of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in 1979. Considering the wide mandate involving education, research and extension and recognizing the pivotal role played by CIFE in human resources development in fisheries, the institute was conferred the status of Deemed-to-be-University in1989. The institute with its core strength in quality teaching, research and training has become a brand name in fisheries higher education. In the past, ICAR-CIFE has conducted various training programmes in the field of GIS and remote sensing. Also many courses related to GIS and remote sensing is offered at MFSc and PhD level at this Institute. Students and faculty are working in different dimension of remote sensing and GIS as a research work. Existing technology such as the Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) can be used to improve fisheries and aquaculture planning and management. GIS technologies are being used to create appropriate methodologies, policies, and management plans for the medium and long-term sustainable use of fishing resources and environmental facilities for fisheries and aquaculture. It is being used in aquaculture research over the past 15 years to analyses  the sustainability of coastal areas for fish farming. Multiple uses of estuarine waters, impact of water quality on shellfish leases, aquaculture, and habitat availability, and conflict issues between aquaculture operations and marine waterfowl habitats have been addressed using GIS.

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