The ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, North Eastern Regional Centre organized an Interactive Workshop on "Aquatic Animal Diseases in Assam" under the National Surveillance Programme on Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) on 20 Sep 2016 at Guwahati.
Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, in his inaugural address welcomed the participants and emphasized on developing fisheries in the North Eastern region with assurance of technical support and co-operation from the Institute. He outlined the activities carried out by the institute in the state under NSPAAD. In his inaugural address Dr A. K. Sahu, DBT Visiting Professor and former Head Aquaculture Production, ICAR- CIFA emphasized on the need of open water fisheries development in the north eastern region.
ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore has conducted "Training cum Mass Awareness programme for Utilization of derelict open water to rear and produce indigenous fish for socio economic development of Tribal community" at Sagar Island during 16-18 September 2016. Village Khan Saheber Abad and Khas Ramkarer Char are tribal dominated two villages located in Sagar Island of South Twenty Four Parganas district, West Bengal. Institute has initiated a programme for Empowerment of rural tribal through sustainable fisheries and utilization of open water bodies for Livelihood security.
Beneficiaries are sensitized and trained by the Institute for fish culture in unutilized water bodies. During three days programme interaction with Scientists and beneficiaries were held.