ICAR-CIFRI organised five days training on “Field level diagnosis of inland fish diseases for doubling farmers’ income”

ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CIFRI), Barrackpore, Kolkata-700 120, organized a 5 day Training of Trainers programme (ToT) from 20 th -24 th August, 2018, sponsored by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad on “Field level diagnosis of inland fish diseases for doubling farmer’s income” under the guidance of Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore and the training programme was coordinated by Dr. B. K. Behera, Principal Scientist, Dr. A. K. Bera, Principal Scientist, Mr. Raju Baitha, Scientist and Mrs. Tanuja Abdulla, Scientist of ICAR-CIFRI. Total 25 fisheries development officers from various states attended the programme comprising five from Tamilnadu, one each from Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, and Jharkhand; two each from Jammu and Kashmir, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh; nine from West Bengal and one research scholar from ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore. The training programme focussed on various aspects of emerging fish and shellfish diseases of inland fisheries, conventional and advanced diagnostic approaches including immunological and molecular diagnosis and control and treatment management and role of aquatic environment in fish health management. The more emphasis was given on practical exposure on soil and water chemistry and collection, preservation and dispatch for laboratory diagnosis of fish disease and preventive and curative use of drugs and chemicals along application of better management practices in fish culture. In the same programme, Dr. T. J. Abraham of West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Chakgaria, Kolkata and Dr. B. Mondal of ICAR-IVRI Eastern Regional Station 37, Kolkata spoke on the bacterial, viral and fungal diseases and their control and treatment in aquaculture.

Attending the valedictory session of the programme, Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Director (In- charge), ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore stressed upon the importance of field level diagnosis of fish diseases to the officers of state fisheries departments. He also advised the officers to implement better management practices of fish farming for improving the farm production to help in doubling their farm incomes.

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