JALUKBARI, July 30 - The Zoological Society of Assam (ZSA) organized a national webinar on the topic �Cumulative aquaculture approaches: A boon for rural economy� on July 28.
More than 250 participants from different parts of the country participated in the session. The keynote speaker was retired professor of Gauhati University Amalesh Dutta, who spoke on the potential of fishery resources of Assam and the NE India as a whole.
Prof Dandadhar Sarma of Gauhati University, a fish taxonomist and biologist, speaking as the resource person highlighted the opportunities and challenges in the aquaculture industry and emphasised the aspects of improvisation and incorporation of technology into it.
Kaustabh Bhagawati, assistant professor, College of Fishery, Raha, in his presentation focused on the indigenous fish species of the NE region and stressed the importance of these species in this industry.
The webinar was also graced by Padma Shri awardee Dr Uddhab Bharali, popularly known as the �Machine Man�. Dr Bharali inspired the participants by his latest innovation and in his speech underlined the need for adopting innovative technology to augment this industry.