ICAR-CMFRI trains Fisheries Officials from African Asian Countries

15 - 29 October, 2019, Kochi

The 15-day “International Training-Cum-Workshop in Fisheries and Aquaculture” organized by the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi concluded today.

ICAR-CMFRI trains Fisheries Officials from African Asian Countries  ICAR-CMFRI trains Fisheries Officials from African Asian Countries

The workshop for the Fisheries Officials from 10 member countries of the African Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) was organized from 15th to 29th October, 2019.

Dr. C.N. Ravi Shankar, Director, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi marked his presence as the Chief Guest at the Valedictory Function.

In his Valedictory Address, the Guest of Honor, Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secretary General, AARDO stressed on the need for regional cooperation between the AARDO nations for improving the fisheries sector in the respective countries. Dr. Nardeosingh urged the experts and professionals in fisheries sector for focusing on the value-addition and speedy transfer of technologies to transform the lives of the people in African Asian countries.

Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan, Director, ICAR-CMFRI presided over the Valedictory function.

The main purpose of the workshop was to impart the training on various topics, such as, marine fisheries assessment, fish stock estimation, marine fisheries environment, impact of climate change on fisheries, responsible fisheries and mariculture activities, etc.

The Fisheries Officials from Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Oman, Morocco, Zambia, Malawi, Mauritius, Malaysia and Sri Lanka attended the training.

The programme was a part of an international collaboration between the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and the AARDO, an inter-governmental organization in the field of agricultural and rural development with its headquarters in New Delhi.

(Source: ICAR- ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi)