22 - 24 April, 2021
The ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha in association with the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, New Delhi and the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad organized the National Virtual Consultation on “Indian Ornamental Fisheries 2.0 - The Way Forward” from 22nd to 24th April, 2021.
In his inaugural address, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying & Ministry of Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India urged for the indigenous manufacturing of aquariums and the accessories for the Atma Nirbhar Bharat. He also stressed on promoting the aquarium hobbying, thus, enhancing the production of ornamental fish to develop the ornamental fisheries sector in the country.
Shri Atul Chaturvedi, I.A.S., Secretary, Department of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India; Dr. C. Suvarna, I.F.S., C.E.O., NFDB, Hyderabad; Dr. J.K. Jena, Deputy Diretor General (Fisheries Science), ICAR along with other senior officials from the various Departments of Government of India, State Agricultural Universities and ICAR Institutes also virtually participated in the programme.
The different thematic areas like enhancing the domestic ornamental fish production & constraints in marketing, achieving self-reliance in manufacturing of aquarium accessories, quality feed, medicines & aquatic plants, promoting the domestic retail trade of ornamental fish & hobby promotion and boosting the ornamental fish exports and issues in imports, etc., we're discussed during the programme.
Around 32 Key Stakeholders from the different key segments of the sector also shared their opinions in the programme.
The event registered a total participation by more than 2,000 other stakeholders.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar, Odisha)