CIFRI adopts Culture Based Fisheries model under SCSP Programme at Budabudhiani reservoir of Nayagarh, Odisha
Budabudhiani reservoir is a small reservoir located in Nayagarh district of Odisha. Primary Fishermen Cooperative Society (PFCS), Budabudhiani have the fishing right of the reservoir which are dominated by the SC community. There are 67 members in the PFCS, most of them are entirely depend on the reservoir fisheries for their livelihood. Due to unscientific management of the reservoir, the fish production of the reservoir has gone down to 15 tons per annum which is less than half of the estimated fish production potential of 50 tons per annum by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore. Many people migrated in search of job to maintain their livelihood due to low fish production in the reservoir.
n the above context, ICAR-CIFRI adopts the CBF model for the enhancement of fisheries in Budabudhiani reservoir to improve the livelihood of the SC community under SCSP programme. AAn interactive session was organized by ICAR CIFRI, Barrackpore with the involvement of Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Odisha among the Budhabudhiani Nayagarh, Odisha on 16.11.2019. 45 fisher family were participated in the interactive programme among them 20 were women. The training programme was aimed at sensitizing the fishers towards the sustainable enhancement of fish production in reservoir. Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI interact with the PFCS members and discussed the problems and issues faced by PFCS in relation to the reservoir fisheries management and other inland fisheries management. He also addressed the fishers and emphasized on the CIFRI developed technology of Culture based fisheries (CBF) which is the most reliable and widely used technology for the sustainable reservoir fisheries development and other inland fisheries development technology like cage and pen culture, in-situ seed raising,canal fisheries etc. He also stressed upon the entrepreneurial opportunities in inland fisheries which can be harnessed with the adoption of scientific technology and better marketing and business skills. Dr. U.K. Sarkar, HoD Rerservoir & Wetland Fisheries Division, ICAR-CIFRI also addressed the gatherings and urged the participants to adopt CBF for the management of Budhabudhiani reservoir to augment the fisheries production from the reservoir which will provide livelihood improvement and nutritional security of the PFCS members. Dr. A.K. Das, I/C Training and Extension Cell, ICAR-CIFRI also advised the PFCS members to cooperate and take up Govt. scheme like SCSP, TSP etc. as an opportunity to improve their livelihood. Mr. Subal Chandra MohantyMohanty, Deputy Director of Fisheries,Mr. Manoj Kumar, Assistant Fisheries Officer, Nayagarh, Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Odisha were also present in the interactive session. Mr.Mohanty addressed the PFCS members and encouraged them to take the interactive programme and SCSP programme as an opportunity to increase the fish production in the reservoir for doubling their income and livelihood improvement. Sampling was done by the CIFRI Scientist to estimate the fish production potential of Budabudhiani reservoir for the development of scientific stocking strategies in the reservoir. The interactive programme was coordinated by Dr. Lianthuamluaia and Mr. HS Swain with the help of the officials of Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Odisha.