22nd September 2015, Thanjavur
ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar organized Farmers Scientists-Interaction Meet on ‘Carp Broodstock Management and Quality Seed Production’ on 22nd September 2015 at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. in collaboration with Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University, Thoothukudi and NFDB .
The meet was chaired by Prof. Baskaran Manimaran, Vice-chancellor, TNFU. Prof. Manimaran in his address stressed the need of better utilization of natural resources in the Tamil Nadu region for increasing freshwater fish culture.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA, Chief Guest emphasized on the utilization of genetically improved variety of carps for quality seed production and stressed on the need of accreditation and certification of hatcheries.
Dr.K.Karal Marx, Professor and coordinator of the interaction meet welcomed the gathering and spoke about the importance of holding the meet in Thanjavur.
A MoU between TNFU and ICAR-CIFA was signed for technology dissemination and future research collaboration.
On this occasion, two farmers from Thanjavur district i.e. Mr. S. Pugalandhi, Chola Fish Farm and Mr. S. Ravichandran, Arvind Fish shared their experience on technology transfer by ICAR CIFA and TNFU and benefit reaped from the association.
The officials from NABARD, All India Radio, Door Darshan (DD Kisan) Chennai, Department of Fisheries, Govt of Tamil Nadu and ICAR CIBA, Chennai participated in the meet.
Over 150 farmers from Chennai, Thanjavur, Trichy and nearby areas, entrepreneurs, seed producers, and representatives of feed companies participated in the meet.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)