The 30th Institute Research Council (IRC) meeting of ICAR - Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute was held during 29th April to 1st May 2019. The meeting was chaired by Dr. E. B. Chakurkar, Director, ICAR-CCARI. At the outset Secretary, IRC Dr Manohara K K., Senior Scientist (Plant Breeding) welcomed the Chairman and members of IRC. Chairman of the IRC Dr. E. B. Chakurkar in his inaugural address, welcomed the Scientists and suggested to incorporate the RAC recommendations in the existing ongoing projects or new project proposals if any. He also requested Scientists to take up need based research projects as per the requirements of the coastal region. The scientists from different sections presented their research achievements for the period April 2018 to March 2019 under their respective institute as well as externally funded projects. The action(s) taken on recommendations of last IRC meeting and research activities carried out during the last one year was presented and discussed. The Chairman appreciated the research accomplishments of the scientists. During the plenary session, Secretary IRC presented the rapporteurs report and the decisions pertaining to each of the project were finalized. The meeting was concluded with vote of thanks by Secretary IRC.