Awareness Camp for Fisheries Tribals organized

6th January, 2019, West Bengal

The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized a two-day mass awareness camps at Amtoli and Kochukahali, Gosaba block of Sunderban, West Bengal from 5th to 6th January - 2019.

Awareness Camp for Fisheries Tribals organized  Awareness Camp for Fisheries Tribals organized

The camps were organized in collaboration with the local NGO “Sunderban Dream” under TSP.

During the occasion, Dr. B.K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI urged the women participants to collectively start intervention of fisheries in the utilized canals of Sunderbans to enhance the production. He also emphasized on conserving fish diversity and importance of small indigenous fish on human nutrition.

The occasion also held Farmers-Scientists’ Interaction Session at both the venues. During the sessions, the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI provided the solutions to several queries related to fisheries development.

The programme also sensitized the women participants about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in daily life.

A tribal dominated district in Gujarat, one of the promising CIFRI technologies namely “CIFRI Pen HDPE” was demonstrated in Karjan reservoir in the Narmada District.

The occasion also marked releasing ceremony of fish seed in the CIFRI Pen HDPE installed in Karjan reservoir on 6th January - 2019, which will help in enhancing the fish production in Karjan reservoir and benefit 200 tribal fishers.

The awareness programmes registered a total footfall by more than 600 tribal fishers including mostly women participants.

(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore)