10th July, 2019, Barrackpore
The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore celebrated the National Fish Farmers’ Day at its Headquarter at Barrackpore today.
The Chief Guest, Shri Bankim Hazra, MLA, Sagar Island and Chairman, Sundarban Development Board applauded the Institute’s staff members for the initiatives taken for serving the remotest corners of the country.
Dr. V.V. Sugunan, Former ADG (In Fy), ICAR, New Delhi accentuated the prospects and challenges of the inland fishery sector. He also underlined the Institute’s role for achieving the food and nutritional security.
Dr. Madhumita Mukherjee, Additional Director (Technical), Government of West Bengal outlined the importance of conservation of fish biodiversity and species diversification in the future.
The inauguration ceremony marked the ranching programme by the releasing of fingerlings of Indian Major Craps in River Ganga with an aim of sustaining and conserving the biodiversity in the river.
The experts discussed about the potentials and also provided the solutions to the various problems being faced by the inland fisheries sectors in the present context.
Around 8 Fish Farmers from 5 different states were conferred the “Best Fish Farmers’ Award” by the Institute.
The event registered a total participation by MORE than 150 farmers from Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Telangana and Jharkhand.
(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore)