ICAR-CIBA Celebrated National Fish Farmers Day with the costal fishers of Puducherry

ICAR-CIBA Celebrated National Fish Farmers Day with the costal fishers of Puducherry10th July, 2018

ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai celebrated the National Fish Farmers Day today with the costal fishers of the Puducherry.

Thiru.K.Deivasigamani, Additional Director of Fisheries, Puducherry presided over the interaction and stated that under the World Bank funded Fisheries Management for Department of Fisheries Sustainable Livelihoods (FIMSUL) project, co-management and governance systems at village, district and state levels are being planned to enhance the livelihood security and resilience of fishers in the region.

Dr.S.Vasanthakumar, Additional Director of Agriculture and Head, KVK, Puducherry expressed that the aim of the project is to enhance the production and income levels of the fishers by adopting the viable technologies developed by ICAR institutions such as CIBA.

Mr. Premkumar, a fisher entrepreneur partner from Vennangupattu in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu, shared his experience in the cage farming of seabass with the technological support of CIBA, and highlighted the profitability of the venture.

About 120 fishers, officials from the fisheries department, MSSRF field personnel and scientists participated in the discussion.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)