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Abstract Preparation - Guidelines

General guidelines for preparing the abstracts:

  • Title: The title should be printed in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS with scientific names italicized. Scientific names should not be preceded or followed by commas or parentheses or other markings.
  • Author (s): Names of all authors. Presenting author's name should be with * after the name.
  • Address and email: Provide only presenting author's address and e-mail.
  • Length: Maximum length for an abstract is 2 A4 sized page (700 words).
  • Page size/setup: Standard A4 (210mm x 297mm=8.27"x 11.69") paper (portrait). Margin should be set at 1 inch throughout (Top/bottom/left/right).
  • Font and spacing: Authors must use CALIBRI font size 11 with single spacing.
  • Paragraphs: Paragraphs should be separated by a blank line and should not be indented.
  • Symbols: For symbols not on your computer, hand print in black ink.
  • Alignment: Center alignment for title, author(s) and address. Left justify alignment for abstracts write-up.
  • Figures and Tables: Inclusion of figures and tables are encouraged. They should be readable. In graphs, labels of X-axis and Y-axis should be sufficiently large and should be readable after reduction. Graphs and tables should be in black and white.


  • March 31, 2018 is the deadline for submission of abstracts. Abstracts received after this date may not find a place in the Book of Abstracts.

Dates to Remember:

Last date for Abstracts :: March 31, 2018
Late registration & closure :: March 31, 2018
COMAD :: 11-12 April, 2018




General guidelines for preparing the posters:

  • Posters should be in the size of 1.0 m wide x 0.9 m height
  • The matter preferably may be prepared in two columns with tables, photos or graphs along with the written matter. The title, authors name and address may be kept in a single column only.
  • “Arial” font may be kept for all written matter. The font size should not be less than 40 for title, 30 for Author name and 24 for other written matter.
  • Use light background with dark color fonts for posters.
  • Posters need not be printed. They will be displayed on large LED screens
  • For each poster subject wise code will be given and that should reflect on left side corner of the poster.

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Abstract Preparation - Guidelines

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Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi


The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, is a premier research Institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, devoted to research and training in marine fisheries, mariculture and marine environment. ICAR-CMFRI has three Regional Centres viz., Mandapam Camp, Visakhapatnam & Veraval and eight Research Centres located along the Indian coastline, catering to the marine fishery policy needs of all maritime states of the country.

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