A National Workshop on Feed and Feed Technologies for Responsible Aquaculture was organized at ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar during 18-19 November 2015.
Shri T. Prasad Rao Dora, Vice-President, FISHCOFED, and President, FISHFED, Government of Odisha inaugurated the programme. He highlighted the need of such an important programme for the country in general and the State of Odisha in particular.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director, ICAR-CIFA, in his welcome address emphasized the need for supplementary feeding based on sound technology and management for doubling fish production in about 5-year time. He also mentioned about the efforts initiated by ICAR-CIFA in popularizing feed technology among fish farmers.
Dr. S.S. Giri, Head, Fish Physiology and Nutrition Division explained the fish feed scenario in the world as well in the country and availability and demand for aquaculture production enhancement of fish from feed based aquaculture.
On this occasion, an e-compendium of the lectures of the event and a literature on fish as health food was released.
The objective of the workshop was to prepare a road map and develop strategies for fish feed industries and researchers and also to enlighten and enrich the knowledge on recent advances in fish nutrition and feed technology.
Over 100 participants comprising of researchers, extension functionaries, fish feed industries, aquaculturists, progressive fish farmers, financial institutions, and other developmental agencies across the country have participated in the event.