29th May 2017, Guwahati
ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore organized a Regional Consultation on “Open water fisheries development in NE region” here today.
Sjt. Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister Fisheries, Government of Assa, in his inaugural address, stressed on the need for making the NE region self-sufficient in fish production by utilizing all available fisheries resources. He urged all the state fisheries departments of the region to work unitedly with the common goal of achieving self-sufficiency in fish production through concerted efforts of all R&D agencies. He also highlighted the recent initiatives of the Government of Assam to bring about blue revolution in the state through the ‘Ponds for all – fish for all’ scheme launched by Govt. of Assam.
Prof. K. K. Saharia, GB Member of ICAR and Dr. J. Chauhan, National Convener for Extension Education, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare, Govt. of India commended the effort of the Institute and expressed the hope that the exercise will help in developing the fisheries sector of the region.
Dr. B. K. Das, Director, ICAR-CIFRI emphasized on the need for developing open water fisheries in the region and assured providing research support to the state fisheries department. He also stressed on the need to prepare an effective roadmap for developing openwater fisheries of the region through stakeholder consultation.
The Directors of Fisheries, Govt. of Assam, Mizoram and Manipur also addressed the gathering and thanked ICAR-CIFRI for initiating the exercise.
The delegates provided inputs and suggestions regarding state-specific roadmaps.
(Source: ICAR- Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore)