A 10-days training programme for the 4 th Semester students of M.Sc. Zoology (spl. Fish & Fisheries) of PKR Memorial (PG) College, Dhanbad, Jharkhand has been inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI, Head Quarter, Barrackpore. Thirty four students took part in this training programme. Dr. B.K Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, while welcoming the students, emphasized on the importance of inland fisheries management to ensure the life & livelihood of rural India. He urged the students, the back bone of future India who can take the subject as challenge to generate additional livelihood in the rural sector as well as eradicating mal nutrition by ensuring knowledge gained from CIFRI. Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division, ICAR- CIFRI, urged the students to go for advanced training on molecular genomics including nutritional aspects of fish for their future knowledge up-gradation, being conducted at CIFRI, Barrackpore, on regular basis. The training modules covered on-field exposure visits, field demonstrations and in-house class interactions with the scientists of ICAR-CIFRI including laboratory practicals on sediment & water chemistry, biotic organisms, identification of different fish species, ornamental fish culture aspects, fish diseases, feed ingredients including formulation of extruded pelleted feeds, GIS mapping etc. The interactive sessions involved the present aspects of inland open water fisheries and problems faced by the local fishers. The students were also engaged to submit write-up on different aspects of inland fisheries management through group activities. The support extended by CIFRI library is mention-worthy in this regard. The knowledge gap in regard to delineation of inland water bodies through GIS platform, limno-chemistry of sediment & water, ecology & fisheries of rivers & estuarine ecosystem, enhancement of fisheries in reservoirs and wetlands, pollutants in inland waters, fish diseases & their control in open waters, crafts & gear, importance of SIFS as health food, feed formulation, socio-economics including marketing, would be reduced after completion of the training. The students took active part in celebration of World Biodiversity Day-2018 at the Institute on 23 May, 2018. The students were also exposed to Sundarbans delta of West Bengal and collected ecological samples of the estuarine system. Training program of such kinds would help in developing future road map for the students and selecting their target to be achieved in coming future through concerted effort & endeavour keeping in view of uplifting rural economy and health aspects of India.



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