National Seminar on AMR in Indian Fisheries: Measures and Mitigation

7th November, 2019, Cochin

The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin has organized a two day-long “National Seminar on AMR in Indian Fisheries: Measures of Mitigation” from 7th to 8th November, 2019.

 National Seminar on AMR in Indian Fisheries: Measures and Mitigation

The programme is jointly organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi; Society of Fisheries Technology, India, Cochin; ICAR-CIFT, Cochin and MPEDA, Cochin.

In inaugural address, Shri K.S. Srinivas, I.A.S., Chairman, MPEDA, Cochin accentuated on the need for an increase in fish production to be doubled-up by the Year - 2024-25 as is stipulated by the Government of India. He highlighted the MPEDA’s initiative for taking-up the challenge. Shri Srinivas stressed on the need for reducing the antibiotic residue to the zero tolerance level for enhancing the demand of Indian seafood products by the European Union, Japan and China, the vital export markets.

Earlier, in his Presidential address, Dr. Joykrushna Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR urged for addressing the gaps of three generations, wherein; the problems being faced at production and productivity level as first generation, intensification and diversification as second generation problem whereas, AMR as third generation problem for achieving the food security. He emphasized on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics as the root causes of the menace of AMR. Dr. Jena opined for a proper public awareness of antibiotic resistance as the key to address the AMR issue.

The Guest of Honor, Dr. Habibar Rahman, Regional Representative, South Asia, Delhi, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) opined that a reliable data on the use of antibiotics help to take administrative action plan to contain the AMR problems.

The Senior Officials of ICAR-CIFT along with other ICAR Institutes and ILRI participated in the seminar.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)