With a Vision to manage, protect, enhance and develop fisheries and Aquaculture in the state o f West Bengal, Department of Fisheries, Go WB is Constantly implementing innovative and need –based schemes for production enhancement and socio-economic upliftment of the fisherfolks and fish farmers towards achieving/fulfilling the slogan “Sobar jonno maachh, sob jolasoyeey maachh”, it means ‘ Fish for all and fish in all water bodies’(Corutesy: Hon’ble Minister, Department of Fisheries, Go WB and Directorate of Fisheries, Government of WB).To support the pragmatic approach of the State Government which is poised for a new growth era and Which would be of immense interest to the business and corporate freaternity in WB to go for investments, Bengal Fish Fest 2017 was organized by Department of Fisheries, Go WB in association with Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, at Nalban Food Park, Salt Lake, Kolkata during January 6th-8th, 2017. It provided an opportunity to sea food and fishery industry leaders, entrepreneurs and service providers to showcase their products, services technologies and their benefits to the participants and users in the sector/industry.
Scientific seminar on fisheries and aquaculture to discuss about the current happenings and address the current issues pertaining to aquaculture, fish feed and other aspects was organized on this occasion, culinary/cuisine competition on different recipes of fishes food item in ready –to-eat form were available in this event. Renowned exclusive fish food enterprises /chains had put up stall with their variety of fish food items. Many companies doing business in fisheries and aquaculture secot in the country exhibited their products(pelleted fish feed, fish medicines, pond fertilizers, fish growth promoters,etc) and business in nicely set up decorted stalls. MPEDA, WB University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, ornamental fish producers, Fishermen Co-operative Societies also set up stalls. There were live fishes like exotic-type Anabas testudineus, Tilapia nilotica, Pangasius sp.,giant prawn, mud crab, fresh big sized Indian major carps exhibited for sale. Progressive and leading fish farmers and hatchery owners form all the districts of WB were invited in this event; higher officials in WB Fisheries Department discussed different matters with them.
Source : Aqua International