NFDB sponsored Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on “Culture Based Fisheries (CBF) for Improving Livelihood of Inland Fishers’’ inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI

Inland fisheries sector plays a significant role with greater thrust on fisheries enhancement through culture based fisheries in open waters, especially reservoirs and wetlands. During the last few decades, CBF technology has been adopted by most of the Indian States, which has led to manifold increase in the fish production; but there exists a wide gap between potential and present production. In this connection, ICAR-CIFRI is organizing the NFDB sponsored Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Culture Based Fisheries for Improving Livelihood of Inland Fishers’’ during 08-12 October 2018. The objective of the training is to build capacity of state fisheries department officials on important aspects of fisheries enhancement including CBF, cage and pen culture technology, fish diversity conservation, biotic communities, ecosystem and fish health management, nursery rearing of fish, species diversification, nutrition and feeding management, governance and institutional arrangement through teaching and field exposure. The training programme was inaugurated by Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI on 08 th October 2018. In the inaugural address, he has highlighted the status, potential and issues pertaining to culture based fisheries in India in the context of doubling farmer’s income and livelihood security. He also urged the trainees to gather knowledge and to disseminate the same to the stake holders. i.e. farmers/fishers/entrepreneurs through skill development and various outreach programmes. Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Co-ordinator and Head, RWF Division welcomed the participants to the training programme and gave a brief outline of the programme, being attended by 20 officials of Department of Fisheries (DoF) belonging to the States of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Karnataka. Dr. V. R. Suresh, Head, REF Division and Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division also addressed the trainees. The trainees will be exposed to on-field demonstration on culture based fisheries besides in-house lectures on various aspects of CBF. Dr. A. K. Das, Principal Scientist and In-Charge, E&T Cell proposed the formal vote of thanks. A training manual was released and distributed to the participants during the occasion. The training programme is being co-ordinated by Dr. U. K. Sarkar, Head, RWF Division, Dr. Suman Kumari, Mr. Mishal P., Mrs. Gunjan Karnatak & Mr. H. S. Swain, Scientists, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore.



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