ICAR-CIFRI, Research Centre, Bangalore conducted one day workshop on "Prioritization of Inland Fisheries in India" towards Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification
A one day workshop on Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of fishery resources was conducted at ICAR-CIFRI, Research Centre, Bangalore on 19th October 2019, by Marine Stewardship Council and ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) in collaboration with ICAR-CIFRI. Dr. Preetha Panikkar welcomed the gathering. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, elaborated about the present challenges of Indian inland fisheries. Dr. Ranjit Suseelan, India consultant, MSC detailed on the global fisheries scenario as well as the principles and procedures of MSC certification. Dr. K. Sunil Mohamed, Head-in-charge, Molluscan Fisheries Division, CMFRI, Kochi portrayed the approaches made and status of MSC certification of Indian marine fishery sector. In his concluding remarks, Dr. B. K Das, emphasised on selecting some of the important fishery in inland sector for MSC certification. All scientists of the Research Centre, Bangalore and a representative from Dakshin Foundation, an NGO based at Bangalore, working towards development of fisheries in India also participated in the workshop.