SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ON “AQUACULTURE TECHNICIAN TRAINING” ORGANIZED
The College of Fisheries, Mangalore conducted a 25 days (12th June to 7th July 2018) skill development programme on “Aquaculture Technician Training” which was sponsored by the National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad. The training Programmed was focused on to impart exposure on various management aspects of fish address the problems arising during fish culture and to educate the farmers on Judicious management of aquaculture inputs and develop economically viable and sustainable system.
The programme included technical sessions on various aspects of fish farming, and demonstrations right from pond draining and drying to safe harvest of fish. Participants were also taken for field visits to places like Beluvai, Midabidre Tq., Udupi, and District. The Programme was attended by twenty five participants from various places in Dakshina Kannada district. Dr. E. G. Jayaraj, Professor & Head, Department of Aquaculture, College o f Fisheries , Mangaluru was the Chief Training Co-ordinator for the programme.
CIFT TRAINING PROGRAMME ON FISHING GEAR FABRICATION
With the objective of improving the skill and efficiency of the fisherfolk nad to update them on the recent technological advancements happening in the sector, the Verval Center of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology conducted a three day Training programme on Gear fabrication, net mending and repair during 28-31 July, 2017 for the benefit of the fisherfolk of Saurashtra region.
The programme was funded by National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB), Hyderabad. Twenty five fishermen from various Fishermen societies of Veraval participated in the programme which imparted information and training on responsible fishing techniques, basics of fishing gear fabrication, nycatch reduction devices, fabrication of improved gillnets, square mesh codend fabrication etc
CIFA CONDUCTS TRAINING ON CARFISH BREEDING AND SEED PRODUCTION
The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) conducted a six day (16th-21st July breeding and seed production” with particular emphasis on butter catfish Ompok bimaculattues and long whiskers catfish Mystus guilo. The training was organized at athe CIFA Field station, Kalyani, West Bengal.
The main objective of the training programme was to provide information and develop skilled manpower through hands-on training, on various aspects of breeding, seed rearing and culture of important indigenous catfishes. The beneficiaries of the training programme were fishery entrepreneurs, fish farmers and stakeholders from West Bengal, Maharshtra Assam, Odhisa, and Bihar. The training module comprised of theory and practical technical sessions including induced breeding, field’s visits in addition to the interaction with local catfish breeders. Different aspects for successful propagation of the catfishes were discussed which included overview of indigenous catfishes, their identification, principles & practices of induce d breeding, biology, captive breeding, seed rearing and grow-out culture techniques of Padba and Tengra.
MASSIVE RESPONSE TO PILIKULA FISH CARNIVAL
The Anuual fish festival Matasyostsava and Kshethrostava conducted on 15th July 2018, at the Dr. K. Shivaram Karanth Pilkula Nisaragadhama drew a huge crowd of fish seedlings stocked in Pilkula lake during the previous year were harvested. The harvested fish were sold fresh were sold fresh to the tourists at the fish mela. Around 2 tons of fish (Common crap) with an average weight of 8-10Kg were harvested from the 50,000 fish seed stocked in the previous year. The lake was restocked again with freshwater fish deeds supplied by the Deaprtment of Fisheries, Mangalore. The tourists thronged the stalls set up by the Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDc) that sold Seafood delicacies and ornamental fishes.
The programmed was organized by Department of Fishereis , Karnataka, Mangalore in association with Dr.Shivram Karanth Pilkula Naisargadhama.
TRAINING ON “INNOVATIVE AQUA FARMING TECHNOLOGIES” FOR FISH FARMERS CONDUCTED
As an initiative for up gradation of skills nad self-employment development, a five day training programme (1 to 5th, August 2018) on “Innovative aqua farming technologies” was conducted by Sasya Shyamala KVK, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (RKMVERI) at Kolkata. The training was organized in collaboration with the financial assistance from National Institute of Agricultural extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad. The main aim of the programme was to motivate the farmers and enlighten them about new ideas and technologies in aquaculture and concentrate on their quires through direct interactions with expert scientists.
The farmers were provided hands on training on feed preparation, soil and water quality analysis, etc., and given hands on experience through field visits. Theory sessions included fish feeding managements, better management practices, Cage and Pen culture technologies, Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS), BioFloc, Periphyton technology and other aspects of aqua farming conducted by resource persons from various organizations such as CIFA, CIFRI, CRIJAFT, CIFE, WBUA&FS and KVK’s. About forty farmers attended the training programme.
CIFRI ORGANIZES WORKSHOP ON “APPLICATION OF BIOSESSOR TECHNOLOGY IN INLAND FISHERIES”
One day workshop on “Application of Biosensor Technology in Inland Fisheries” was organized by the Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI) on August 1st, 2018 at CIFRI, Barrackpore. The workshop was jointly organized by CIFRI and Inland Fisheries Society of India (IFSI). The aim of the workshop was t o sensitize the professionals, working on Inland Fisheries Management, on the potentials of bio sensing technology in aquatic health monitoring. The participants were provided wealth of information on technology application in sectors like food safety and medical diagnostics. The workshop sensitized the participants on various low cost rapid techniques for pollutant and pathogenic microbe in the inland aquatic environment.
NATIONAL NETWORK PROJECT ON ORANAMENTAL FISH BREEDING AND CULTURE LAUNCHED
The fisheries division of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) initiated an all-India network project on ornamental fish breeding and culture , a collaborative research programmed involving seven fisheries research institutes across the country; CIFA, Bhubaneshwar; CIFRI, Barrackpore, NBFGR, Lucknow; CIBA, Chennai; CIFE, Mumbai, DCFR, Bhimtal, and CMFRI, Kochi. The programme was launched by Dr.J.K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries and Animal Sciences), ICAR at a function held at the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute ( CMFRI) on 28th July 2018.
The joint research initiative is mainly aimed to develop adequate technologies in breeding, seed production and culture of fresh water and marine ornamental species and to help maintain the sustainability of the industry. The project also envisages scores of objectives including the development of ornamental fish villages with strong marketing ties. The project focuses on developing a value chain approach from seed collection, culture and export of various ornamental, varieties by ensuring environmental and socioeconomic sustainability, product quality and overseas access to the ornaments fish industry in India. Technology got ornamental fish breeding and culture, a major thrust of the project, would provide additional income to rural opportunities. Establishment of regional hatchery units and satellite hatcheries under public- private partnership (PPP) model is one of the expected outcomes of project.
Source: Aquaculture Spectrum