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State to work in convergence mode to boost fish production

 State to work in convergence mode to boost fish production

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, January 17 2017: With a view to boost fish production in the State, College of Fisheries, a two-day workshop on " "Co-manage ment of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Manipur" organised by Central Agricul tural University (Imphal), Tripura in collaboration with the Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Manipur has kicked off today at College of Agriculture, CAU (I), Iroisemba.

The workshop is organised under DBT, Government of India sponsored project "Centre of Excellence in Fisheries and Aquaculture Biotechnology (COE-FAB)" . The main objective of the workshop is to bring different stakeholders including ICAR research institutes, line department, Krishi Vigyan Kendra and most importantly the progressive fish farmers of the State so as to undertake collaborative and integrated management of the fisheries resources of the State and to facilitate enhancement of fish production in a sustainable manner through adoption of scientific aquaculture practices.

State to work in convergence mode to boost fish production

The workshop is being attended by more than 70 participants including scientists from different institutes of the State besides of Central Agricultural University, line department officials and progressive farmers from all the districts of the State.

Speaking at the inaugural programme of the workshop, David Shimray, Director, Directorate of Fisheries, stressed on initiating linkages among various fisheries related institutes and organizations for reducing the demand-supply gap faced by the State.

Prof M Premjit Singh, Vice Chancellor, CAU (I) in his presidential address mentioned the role of CAU with regard to technological interventions in the sector.

He also highlighted the role being played by College of Fisheries, CAU (I), Tripura in the development of package of practice for Pengba (Osteobrama belangeri) farming.

Dr Pramod Kumar Pandey, Dean, College of Fisheries, CAU (I), Tripura in his speech pointed out the need to develop region specific package for the State and highlighted the research and extension activities the college has been undertaking through the DBT funded COE-FAB project in the recent times.

Other dignitaries who attended the programme were Dr CA Srinivasamurthy, Director of Research, CAU (I), Dr N Prakash, Joint Director, ICAR RC NEH Region, Manipur Centre and Dr N Iboton Singh, Dean i/c, College of Agriculture, CAU (I) .

The inaugural programme was followed by a technical session.