Agriculture Technological Management Agency (ATMA) on Saturday organised a one day training-cum-demonstration for Fish Farmers’ Interest Group (FIG) at State Training hall, Brooder Fish Farm, Nagarjan, Dimapur.
Chief guest director of fisheries department, Senli Ao while citing example of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh where per hectare production of fishes were nearly 5000 kilogram, expressed disappointment that Nagaland produced less than 2000 kilogram of fishes per hectare in a year.
Addressing the fish farmers, the director also expressed dismay from production point of view and lamented that the training for fish farmers should have been conducted for a minimum of two days to sensitise the farmers on fish farming.
There were 15 participants from each block comprising of Medzhiphema, Kughoboto, Niuland and Dhansiripar.
The director urged the participants to practically implement whatever was taught during the training and practice intensive fish farming rather than extensive fish farming. He also requested the officials to regularly take feedback from the farmers so that department would know how to implement programmes in future.
Later in the afternoon, a demonstration session was held at Jorapukhuri, government fish farm, Purana bazaar where fingerlings were also distributed to farmers. Resource persons for both the sessions included CEO, FFDA, Dimapur, Rongsenungba and Vimezo, FI. Earlier the inaugural session was chaired by Deputy Director, Sericulture & Secretary, ATMA, Dimapur, Chandan Basara with invocation from Dr Inato, Assistant Veterinary, Surgeon & Convenor, BTT, ATMA, Niuland block while the vote of thanks was proposed by Horticulture Officer, Dimapur.