CIBA Conducts Training on Hatchery Production and Farming of Milkfish and Mullets

The Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) conducted a five day (16 -20th August 2018) training programme on “Hatchery production and farming of milkfish and mullets” for the benefit of Kerala State fisheries officials. The objective of the training programme was to establish a partnership to promote brackishwater finfish farming in the state of Kerala. The event highlighted the role of brackish water finfish farming for achieving nutritional security and the nutritional benefits of consuming fish. A manual of the training programme was also released during the event.


The availability of the right sized fish seeds (of more than SO mm length) for stocking; the cost of seeds and its transportation are major issues in reservoir fisheries. In order to address this issue the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore, deployed Pens (HDPE material) in the Kolo reservoir, Mayurbhanj, Odihsa and demonstrated nursery rearing of Carp seeds to fingerlings on 31 August 2018, for the benefit of the Odhisa tribal fishers. The programme was conducted with the assistance of Directorate of Fisheries, Odisha and District Officers of Fisheries of Balasore and Mayurbhanj. The aim of the programme was to demonstrate the technology for in-situ rearing the fish seed in pens installed within the reservoir for a period of 3-4 months till they attain sizes of around 80 mm. The fingerlings are then released into the reservoir where the chances of their survival are greatly enhanced, thereby increasing the productivity of the reservoirs. About seventy thousand seeds of Indian Major Carp’s fish seed were stocked in the pen for the demonstration.


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has announced a new policy designed to ensure fisheries contain no forced or child labour practices as it condemns the use of forced or child labour, and recognizes the importance of social issues when considering sustainability.
MSC has warned that if a Certificate Holder Forced and Child Labour Policies, Practices and Measures template, detailing the measures to mitigate the presence of forced or child labour is not submitted to the conformity assessment body by Aug. 31, 2019, the fishery will not be eligible for certification and existing certificates will be suspended. The new labour requirements would be applied to all assessments, reassessments, surveillance audits, scoped extensions, and expedited audits.
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organization uses its fishery certification program to contribute to the health of the world’s oceans by recognizing and rewarding sustainable fishing practices, influencing the choices people make when buying seafood and working with our partners to transform the seafood market to a sustainable basis.

Source: Aquaculture Spectrum

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