21st November 2016, Cochin
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin celebrated the World Fisheries Day to create awareness about overfishing, habitat destruction and other serious threats affecting the sustainability of our vast aquatic resources and to remind us about the eco-sustainable management of global fisheries today.
Mrs. Saumini Jain, the Mayor of Cochin Corporation graced the occasion as Chief Guest and inaugurated the programme in the presence of and Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT.
Mrs. Saumini Jain, the Mayor of Cochin Corporation, while inaugurating the event as Chief Guest expressed concern over some of the major issues like large scale juvenile fishing, over fishing, pollution in water bodies etc. and suggested that stakeholders in fishery sector may come together for sustainable exploitation of fish and fishery resources.
Ms. Malini Biju, Counsellor, Willingdon Island North Division offered felicitations address.
Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Director, ICAR-CIFT highlighted the accomplishments of CIFT in respect of advance technology development in fishing and fish harvesting.
ICAR-CIFT is celebrating the World Fisheries Day simultaneously at Shillong, Meghalaya in collaboration with Deptt. of Fisheries, Meghalaya; at IGKV, Chhatishgarh in collaboration with ATARI, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh along with its three research centres at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Veravel (Gujrat) and Mumbai (Maharastra).
A seminar on “Need for conservation of fishery resources” followed by an open Quiz Competition was also organized during the event.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)