7th January, 2022
The five-day Training Programme on “Recent Advances in Hatchery Seed Production and Farming of Milkfish and Grey Mullet” organized by the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai from 3rd to 7th January, 2022 concluded today.
Delivering the inaugural address, Dr. K.P. Jithendran, Director, ICAR-CIBA, Chennai highlighted the importance of species diversification in Brackishwater Aquaculture and the potential of Finfish Farming in Kerala. Dr. Jithendran also urged the officials for promoting the Institute’s proven technology packages for Milkfish, Grey Mullet, Pearlspot and Seabass to enhance the productivity and sustainability.
Earlier, welcoming the participants, Dr. M. Kailasam, Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIBA, Chennai regarded the species as the most preferable candidate species for farming in Kerala that have good and stable market demands.
The participants were imparted with the Skill-oriented Knowledge on Artificial Propagation for Seed Production of these two fish species including broodstock development, assessment of maturity, hormone pellet preparation, implantation, spawning, fish tagging and larval rearing, etc., during the occasion.
The Programme was organized for 8 Officials from 6 Districts of the State Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai)