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CAPL became India’s First NABL accredited Aquaculture Pathology Lab

Jun 3, 2014 18:00 IST

The Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory (CAPL) of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA) on 30 May 2014 became India’s first aquaculture pathology laboratory to be accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).

RGCA is a research and development wing of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) and was established in September 2011 at Sirkali, Tamil Nadu.


About Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory of RGCA
The laboratory is a body that serves aquaculture industry of India by providing reliable diagnosis of various diseases encountered during the culture of finfish, shrimps and freshwater prawns at time.

It is equipped with all latest disease diagnostic tools and three component units from Molecular Pathology, Histopathology and Microbiology. These components help them in diagnosis of various diseases encountered by the aquaculture industry.

Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA)
Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) was constituted by Government of India in 1972 under the Marine Products Export Development Authority Act 1972. It was formed for covering fisheries of all kinds, increasing exports, specific standards, processing, marketing, extension and training in various aspects of the industry.

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