NFDB sponsored Training of Trainers (ToT) programme on ‘’Enclosure Culture (Cage
& Pen) for Inland Fisheries Management’’ inaugurated at ICAR-CIFRI
Enclosure culture systems have tremendous potential in augmenting fish production from
Indian reservoirs (3.5 million ha) and wetlands (0.5 million ha) owing to the magnitude of the
resources. The institute has standardized and demonstrated the enclosure culture
technology in inland open waters which lead to wide spread adoption by more than 16 states
in the country in ‘Mission Mode’ through various schemes of Govt. of India and State Govts.
Cages and Pens can be used for raising (in situ) fish fingerlings as well as production of
table size fishes. This will reduce the dependence on land based nurseries and also improve
per unit fish productivity and production from reservoirs and wetlands. However, there is lack
of trained manpower to successfully implement these technologies to harness the potential
and also to impart training to the stakeholders. In this connection, ICAR-CIFRI is organizing
NFDB sponsored Training of Trainers (ToT) on ‘’Enclosure Culture (Cage & Pen) for Inland
Fisheries Management’’ during 27-31 August 2018. The training programme was
inaugurated by Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI on 27 th August 2018. In the inaugural
address, he has highlighted the status, potential and issues pertaining to enclosure culture in
India in the context of doubling farmer’s income. He also urged the trainees to gather
knowledge and to disseminate the same to the actual stake holders. i.e.
farmers/fishers/entrepreneurs through skill development programmes. Dr. A. K. Das, In-
Charge, E&T Cell welcomed the participants to the training programme, being attended by
25 officials of Department of Fisheries (DoF) belonging to 10 States of India. Dr. V. R.
Suresh, Head, REF Division, Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division and Dr. U. K. Sarkar,
RWF Division also addressed the trainees. The trainees will be exposed to on-field
demonstration on cage and pen culture besides in-house lectuers on various aspects of
enclosure culture. Dr. S. K. Nag, Principal Scientist proposed the formal vote of thanks. The
training programme is being well co-ordinated by Dr. A. K. Das, Principal Scientist, Shri.
Mishal P and Mrs. Gunjan Karnatak, Scientists, ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore.