10th July 2016, Kausalyaganga
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) observed the 16th National Fish Farmers’ Day here today. The day is commemorated in remembrance of scientists Dr K H Alikunhi and Dr. H.L. Chaudhury who had invented induced breeding technology on this day way back in 1957.
Prof Surendranath Pasupalak, the Vice Chancellor of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT the Chief Guest on this occasion, appreciated ICAR-CIFA’s research accomplishments and indicated that cage culture of fish in reservoirs in Odisha be strengthened.
Dr. A. K. Nayak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Guest of Honour, raised the need for integrated farming systems.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, ICAR-CIFA Director said the invention is hailed as a landmark achievement paving way for hatchery production of fish seed. He urged all the stakeholders engaged in agricultural development to come together and work in an integrated way to ensure that farmers’ income is doubled by 2022
Around 80 fish farmers from Odisha were present at the event.
Thirteen fish farmers and entrepreneurs from different parts of India were felicitated for their contributions to the development of freshwater aquaculture.
A scientist-farmer interaction session was organized on the day aiming at providing solution to the problems faced by the farmers in pisciculture.
Dr. B.K. Das Principal Scientist, Fish Health and Management Division, proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar)