World Fisheries Day 2022 Celebrated at ICAR-CIFRI

21st November 2022, Barrackpore

ICAR - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore celebrated World Fisheries Day 2022 with zeal and fervor today.

World Fisheries Day 2022 Celebrated at ICAR-CIFRI  World Fisheries Day 2022 Celebrated at ICAR-CIFRI

Shri Swami Shivapurnananda, Vice Chairman SSKVK, and Chairman RKMVERI (Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute) inaugurated the event as the Chief Guest. Prof. Ashis Kumar Panigrahi, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Burdwan was the Guest of Honour.

World Fisheries Day 2022 Celebrated at ICAR-CIFRI

Swami Shivapurnanda congratulated and appreciated the contribution of ICAR-CIFRI in the sustainable development of inland fisheries since its inception. He urged the fishers to cooperate with the researchers of CIFRI to achieve the sustainability in the sector.

Prof. Panigrahi urged the farmers to be self-reliant on fish production to boost their economy.

Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, stated that fisheries provide food and livelihood to over 100 millions of world population, so it is our responsibility to be vigilant and more cautious in exploration of the fisheries resources and also urged the fisherman to be more responsible towards the fish exploitation from these resources to achieve sustainable development goals.

A documentary on “Doubling Farmers Income: Sustainable Development Approach” and “Ecosystem Health Cards of 9 Indian Reservoirs” were also released during the occasion.

During the programme, one entrepreneur, one fisherman co-operative society, 3 fish farmers including 2 women from the state of West Bengal were awarded with Best Fish Farmers Award by the institute for their outstanding contribution in the field of inland fisheries.

The programme was attended by more than 100 fishermen from various corners of West Bengal including Sundarbans.

A total of one lakh ten thousand fingerlings of Indian Major Carps (IMCs) and 20000 juveniles of Giant Freshwater Prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii were ranched into Hooghly River at Sheoraphully Ghat as a part of the celebration of World Fisheries with an objective of in situ conservation and production enhancement of these indigenous fishes in the Ganga River System.

An awareness programme on World Fisheries Day was successfully conducted by Prayagraj Centre of ICAR-CIFRI at Manda, Prayagraj with the participation of more than 100 fish farmers. Inputs were also distributed to the fishers.

Kochi Centre CIFRI also participated in an exhibition, ‘Kerela Fish Fest’ organized by Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Kerala to showcase CIFRI’s achievements in a public platform.

(Source: ICAR - Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore)