Welcome to the Marine BioResource Centre
Marine BioResource Centre (MBRC) is established recently at Jamnagar under the aegis of Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission, DST, Govt. of Gujarat, to promote research in the field of Marine Biotechnology for sustainable utilization of marine bioresources of the state. Gujarat state having a coastline of 1600 km is globally identified as one of the hot spots of Marine Biodiversity. The coast of Jamnagar where MBRC is located falls under the area declared as Marine National Park. Gujarat has the distinction of creating the country's first marine national park spread over an area of nearly 458 sq.kms in gulf of kutch 30 kms from Jamnagar
The marine bioresources of this area needs to be genetically characterized for proper identification, assessment and conservation of local marine inhabitants. Some of them are already identified as endangered species by Ministry of Environment and Forests. These organisms house abundant unexploited wealth of biomolecules which needs to be explored for new gene prospection, discovery of novel bioactive molecules, conservation, Intellectual Property Rights and Posterity, without causing harm to the marine ecosystems. Marine Molecular Biotechnologies present us with such avenues.