Hands-On-Training under TSP on Enclosure culture in Inland Open Waters at Karjan
Regional Research Centre of ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute,
Vadodara centre conducted a two-day hands-on-training programme on enclosure culture
(cage and pen) in Inland open waters for tribal fisherman under TSP programme at Village
Movi-Boridra, District Narmada, Gujarat during 28-29 th January 2019. The training
programme was designed to give exposure to the tribal fisherman on enclosure culture viz.
cage and pen culture. Recently ICAR-CIFRI, Vadodara has installed HDPE pen in the Karjan
reservoir under TSP programme to rear fry to fingerlings as stocking materials for the
reservoir. The fisherman actively participated and interacted with the scientists and Officials
of the State Fisheries Department to clear queries and doubt faced practically. A total number
of 68 active tribal fishermen attended the programme.
The training programme was designed for two days, on the first-day inaugural cum
theoretical aspects of the enclosure culture were taken care off. Dr. S.P. Kamble, on his
welcome speech, mentioned the aspects of enclosure culture for enhancement of Inland open
water fish production and productivity. Dr. D. Bhakta has covered the technical aspects for
both cage and pen culture. Mr. H.V. Mehta, Assistant Superintendent of Fisheries, Rajpipla
attended the programme and discussed the different departmental activities existing under the
Fisheries Department for the welfare of the tribal community. The president of the “Karjan
reservoir area tribal fisheries co-operative society Ltd.” highlighted the co-operative activities
and existing lease system taken from the Department of Fisheries, Government of Gujarat.
W.A. Meetei has looked after overall training programme for smooth running and gave the
fishers hands-on technical know-how regarding feeding and maintaining of cage/pen walls.
Farmers and scientist interaction was conducted and need based advised was provided to the
fishers for long term sustainable management of fisheries in the Karjan reservoir.