Dr. S. K. Majhi, Head, ICAR-CIFRI RC, Guwahati welcomed Dr. K. M. Bujarbaruah, Former Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat; Dr. SachinSuroshe, National Programme Coordinator, Honey Bee, ICAR-IARI, New Delhi; participants from different NE states and all others present. He stated that the present fish production from the NE Region is 5.6 lakh tonnes even though the production potential is much higher. He urged the participants to interact with the resource persons during the training programme.
The valedictory session of the training programme was held on 10.11.23. The programme was graced by Dr. B.N. Saikia, Dean, CVSc, AAU, Khanapara. Dr. S.K. Majhi, Head, ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Guwahati welcomed the Chief Guest. He expressed that the training programme must have been useful. India is now the most populated country in the world. Inland openwater resources are plenty in the NEH region, from which fish production enhancement is possible through implementation of management guidelines and technologies developed by ICAR-CIFRI. Dr. Sona Yengkokpam, Senior Scientist presented the training report. One participant from Tripura Mr. Rejoice expressed his happiness about the content of the training programme, and told that new knowledge has been learnt. Another participant Ms. Chayakina Das from Assam expressed that basic and applied aspects of fisheries and aquaculture were discussed in the training programme, which were very enriching. Certificates and training compendium were distributed among the participants by the Chief Guest and Head of Centre. Dr. B.N. Saikia, Dean, CVSc, Khanapara in his speech, congratulated the participants for successful completion of the training programme and ICAR-CIFRI. Dr. Saikia emphasized that fisheries sector has been growing at higher rate compared to other agricultural sectors. He expressed that potential of fisheries sector in NE is higher than the present productivity. Time has come when consumers are seeking for quality fish. The presence of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in fish meat makes it a high quality food. Technology-led development of the sector is need of the hour through production to consumption food chain. Fish nutrition and pathology are important areas in which research must be carried out in collaborative mode.Dr. A.K. Yadav, Senior Scientist and Course Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks for the valedictory session also.