15th June 2016, Kolkata
Dr. Trilochan Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE and DG, ICAR visited ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore Kolkata today. In his address to scientists and staff of the institute, he said inland fisheries growth in India is led by CIFRI and to move forward we must focus on changes occurred in size of the resources, habitat characteristics, biodiversity of the open water-bodies and the impact of pollution and climate change on these resources over the decades. He lauded the Institutes effort in mapping of open-water resources of different states on GIS platform. He emphasized that the Hon’ble Prime Minister has given the call for “Blue Revolution” and this institute has to play a very big role in this endeavor.
Dr. J. K. Jena, DDG (Fisheries Sciences) emphasized on the role played by this institute as the leader of inland fisheries during last seven decades.
Earlier, Dr. V. R. Suresh, Director (Acting) briefed on activities and achievements of ICAR-CIFRI.
Dr. Gopal Krishna, Director cum Vice Chancellor (Acting) ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai and Dr. P. G. Karmakar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore were also present on this occasion.
Dr. B. P. Mohanty, Head, FREM Division proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore)