21st November, 2021
To mark the importance of the sustainability of fish stocks and fisheries livelihood, the World Fisheries Day is celebrated on 21st November, 2021 around the globe every Year.
The ICAR Institutes pan India also celebrated the day with full fervor.
ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The Chief Guest, Dr. K. Riji John, Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kochi, Kerala delivered a Talk on “Three Es (Economic, Environment and Equity) for Sustainable Fisheries Development”. He highlighted the fisheries sector’s role in protecting the ecosystem, providing livelihood, income, foreign exchange, health and nutritional security to many people across the world.
Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries, Dr. N.P. Sahu, Director, ICAR-CIFE, Mumbai highlighted the issues of exploring the unexplored, climate change, livelihood, anthropogenic pollution, environment, equity and the focus of the Government Fisheries Sector.
The programme registered a total participation of 203 participants.
ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute, Goa
To mark the celebrations of the World Fisheries Day - 2021 and highlight the significance of the conservation of Small Indigenous Fishes, the Institute organized a Campaign on “Conservation and Management of Small Indigenous Fishes of Goa” at Mangueshi Temple, Mardol, Goa.
In his address, Dr. Parveen Kumar, Director, ICAR-CCARI, Goa briefed about the Institute’s research activities that aims at enhancing the sustainable livelihood for fish farmers and fishermen.
Shri H.R.C. Prabhu, Head, KVK, North Goa wished that this initiative would encourage the conservation efforts for fish in the different parts of State and the adjoining coastal region.
A total of 500 individuals of 7 Indigenous Fish Species were released into the Temple Pond, which is considered as a method of In-Situ Conservation during the occasion.
(Source: Respective ICAR Institutes)