21st January, 2019,
The Food and Agricultural Organization organized an “Assessors Training for Principal Investigators of Indian Network for Fisheries and Animal Antimicrobial Resistance (INFAAR)” on “FAO Assessment Tool for Laboratories and Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (FAO-ATLASS) at one of its nodal centre ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin from 21st to 25th January - 2019.
In his inaugural address on 21st January - 2019, the Chief Guest, Dr. J.K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries Science & Animal Science) said the requirement for surveillance of diseases in fisheries and animal sectors as the key for AMR management. He also shared the facts about the badly affectedness of the production of shrimp that is regarded as the major export item in India, by the diseases since last two decades.
In his presidential address, Dr. C.N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT underlined the importance for prompt surveillance and need for appraisal of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in fisheries and animal sectors and its containment in perspective human health in general and fisheries and animal health in particular. He also discussed about the length on contribution of the institute for fisheries development in chronological perspective.
The training programme registered the participation by about 20 Project Investigators associated with the INFAAR project of different ICAR Research Institutes of Fisheries and Animal Science.
(Source: ICAR-CIFT Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)