The laboratory has implemented the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 since 2017; and the immediate focus is to get accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) to act as nodal center for testing aquatic food products.
The laboratory pledges to function continuously as a self-sustained body in the University to serve the society assuring quality and safety of aquatic food; and expand in a big mode of 24x7.
The laboratory aspires to develop some rapid test kits for easy operation by consumers and quality inspectors onboard and offshore focusing on non-destructive methods.
The laboratory also plans to conduct need-based trainings to fisheries professional. fisherfolk and students to provide them skill to take up employment in food testing laboratories.
Professor and Head
TNJFU Referral Laboratory of Fish Quality Monitoring and Certification
Fisheries College and Research Institute
Tamil Nadu Dr.J.Jayalalithaa Fisheries University
Thoothukudi – 628 008