ICAR-CIFRI Organized Industry Conclave at 13th IFAF
Kolkata, 24th February, 2024
ICAR-CIFRI Organized Industry Conclave at 13th IFAF ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized Industry Conclave as part of Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum at Biswa Bangla Convention center, Kolkata on 24 February 2024. Shri Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Government of India was graced as chief guest. The session was chaired by Dr. L. N. Murthy, Chief Executive (I/C), National Fisheries Development Board, Dr. George Ninan, Director, ICAR-CIFT and Shri Amit Saraogi, Managing Director, Anmol Feeds Ltd. & Chairman, Livestock task force of Confederation of Indian Industries.
Dr Ganesh Chandra, PI & In-charge, ITMU welcomed all the dignitaries and briefed about the significance of industry conclave.
Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI and Convener, 13th IFAF & Director, ICAR-CIFRI briefed about the importance of the industrial promotion and collaborative research and development in fisheries and aquaculture sector. He briefed about the technologies and products developed by the ICAR-CIFRI and potential development in the sector. He emphasized that in last decade, fisheries sector is growing at 10% annual growth rate. He call upon the industries for collaboration with research institution for development of technologies and products
Shri Sagar Mehra, Chief Guest in his address emphasized on the role of ministry and Prime Minister Matsya Sampada Yojana in revolutionizing the fisheries sector in India. He emphasized on the various initiatives taken by the government to foster growth of the fisheries sector as a whole. He call upon all the industrial partner to join hands to accelerate second blue revolution in India.

Dr. L. N. Murthy briefed about the initiative taken by National Fisheries Development Board for development of fisheries sector in India.
Dr. George Ninon, Director, ICAR-CIFT spoke about the role of ICAR Fisheries institution in development of fisheries in India.
Dr. Kajal Chakroborty, HoD and PI, ITMU, CMFRI, Dr. B. B. Nayak, HoD, ICAR-CIFE and Dr. N. K. Barik, PI, ABI, ICAR-CIFA briefed about the products developed by their institutes for industrial partners.

Twenty Five representative from different industries related to fisheries and aquaculture deliberated in the conclave. These included Anmol Feeds ltd, Abis Fish feeds (IB Group), Glaucus Agrochem pvt ltd, M M Fisheries, Das & Kumars, M R Aquatech, Vetbiotics, Biostaldt, Basic TPL and Start ups like Fish Fanatics and Aqua Doctor.
The following points were highlighted during the conclave:
• A set of standards to ensure the quality of inputs (seeds and feeds) in fisheries and aquaculture is required without compromising farmers income
• More research efforts were required to standardize captive breeding, seed production and culture of indigenous shrimp and high value fishes.
• Technologies for hygienic dry fish production and development of value chain
• Extensive campaign and National Fish Coordination Committee to promote domestic consumption of fishes
• Collaboration of industries, research institute and line departments for research, capacity building and policy making in fisheries and aquaculture sector
• Policy support to encourage freshwater fish exports
• Genetic improvement to improve flesh quality of Pangasius to boost export
Earlier during the Inaugural Session of 13th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum on 23 February 2024, Shri Parshottam Rupala, honourable Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Dr. Himanshu Pathak, Secretary DARE & DG, ICAR felicitated two industrial partner of ICAR-CIFRI M/s Glaucus Agrochem and M/s M R Aquatech.

Dr. J. K.Jena, Deputy Director General (FS), representatives from ICAR institutions, state fisheries departments, SAUs were present in the industry conclave. 150 participants participated in the industrial conclave.
Director, ICAR-CIFRI profusely thanked chief guest, chairperson and all the participants for attending the meet. I

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