24th September 2013, Bhubaneswar
The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Bhubaneswar and National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad jointly organized a 2-day (23-24 September, 2013) National Sensitization Workshop on Quality Fish Seed: Principles versus Practices.
Dr. N. Sarangi, Former Director, CIFA inaugurated the programme while Mr. C.K. Murthy, Senior Executive Director, NFDB and Dr. J.K. Jena, Director, NBFGR, Lucknow were the guests of honour on the occasion.
In his address, Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, CIFA said that rampant hybridization of carp species, repeated use of same breeders, and many other undesirable practices followed in hatcheries have caused serious deterioration of fish seed quality. He also informed that all the state fisheries departments have been intimated to take initiative to establish multiplier hatchery of genetically improved variety of rohu and Jayanti for ensuring adequate supply of good quality and superior seed to the farmers.
Lectures on diversified topics, including molecular identification of hybrid seed, BMPs in freshwater fish hatcheries, production technology of minor carps, CIFABROODTM and economics of quality seed production were presented on the occasion. A Souvenir was also released by the dignitaries.
Thirty five officials and progressive farmers from 19 states and Union Territories participated in the workshop.
Dr. K. Das Mahapatra proposed vote of thanks.
(Source: CIFA, Bhubaneswar)