Bihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries Management

Barrackpore,  28 August 2016.

Dr  B.K. Das  (Director, CIFRI) inaugurated  a seven-day training programme for the farmers of Saran District of Bihar on ‘Inland Fisheries Management’on 22 August 2016 at Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, and  focused  on the management measures for inland fisheries resources.

Bihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries ManagementBihar farmers trained on Inland Fisheries Management

The training curriculum was designed after need assessment of the farmers, and include both classroom as well as field level demonstrations. The trainees were exposed to various technologies viz.’Pen-culture technology in Akaipur Beel’,’ North 24 Pargana and composite fish culture’ at Kalyani farm of  Central Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculturem, Kalyani Centre.  An exposure visit to ornamental fish market as well as waste water fisheries in East Kolkata wetlands were also organisedduring the training programme. The course module was also aimed to increase the capacity of the farmers on inland fisheries production. A feedback session was also conducted and around 90% of the farmers expressed very high level of satisfaction from this skill development programme.

The Director, CIFRI inspired  farmers to implement the skill they developed during this training, and emphasized to strengthen the fishermen cooperative societies in that district to develop Chaur (seasonal floodplain wetlands)fisheries on collective basis at the valedictory programme.