Workshop on ‘open water fisheries management’

Workshop on ‘open water fisheries management’
Commissioner and secretary Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Senti Ao, speaking at the Interactive Workshop on July 19. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/19/2019 11:51:32 AM IST

An interactive workshop on “Open water fisheries management in Nagaland” was held at the conference hall of ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema on July 19. 

According to DIPR,  the workshop was organised by ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore Kolkata in collaboration with Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Government of Nagaland, Kohima & ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland.

Additional director department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Rongsennungba in his opening remark gave a brief account and status of open water fisheries in Nagaland.

Director ICAR-CIFRI Barrackpore, Dr. B.K. Das explained the role of ICAR-CIFRI in development of open water fisheries resources of India.

Dr. B.K. Bhattacharya, HRCICAR-CIFRI, Regional Centre Guwahati also spoke on the strategies for scientific fishery management of open water fisheries resources of Nagaland.

Commissioner and secretary department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Senti Ao as a special invitee, in his short speech thanked the ICAR Barrackpore for their initiative in organising the workshop. 

He urged all the district Fisheries Officers to utilise such workshops to extract knowledge in fishery development in the state. 

He also emphasized the importance of rich natural resources which could provide immense potential for aqua culture development and produce and generate employment and double the income of the people.

Dignitaries from different organisations, scientists, DFOs, progressive farmers, anglers, participated in the workshop. A documentary was also released during the workshop.

The programme was chaired by Dr. Abhijit Mitra and vote of thanks by Simanku Borah, Scientist ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Guwahati which was followed by interactive session. 

Earlier, the programme started with lightning of lamp by Commissioner and Secretary department of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, Senti Ao.

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