GUWAHATI, Feb 18 - The ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Barrackpore, organised an interactive workshop on open water fisheries management in the NE region at its Regional Centre in Guwahati a few days back under the north-east component of the institute.
Altogether 60 officials representing directorates of fisheries of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, Assam Fisheries Development Corporation Ltd, FISHFED, NFDB Northeast Regional Centre and NABARD Assam Regional Office along with scientists and researchers of ICAR-CIFRI participated in the programme.
Dr BK Das, Director of ICAR-CIFRI, Barrackpore, who chaired the workshop, explained the background and purpose of the workshop and laid stress on the development open water fisheries in the region for increasing fish production in a sustainable manner in the theme lecture of the workshop �Role of ICAR-CIFRI in development of open water fisheries resources of India�.
Dr SC Pathak, former Chief General Manager, NABARD Regional Office, Pune, urged all the state fisheries departments of the region to work unitedly with the common goal of achieving self-sufficiency in fish production through concerted efforts of all research and development agencies.
Dr Usha Moza, former PS of Fisheries Division, ICAR, New Delhi, attended the function as the guest of honour. She laid emphasis on the need for making the NE region self-sufficient in fish production by utilising all available fisheries resources.
PK Hazarika, Project Director, AFDC Ltd, Guwahati; JK Samal, DGM, NABARD Regional Office, Guwahati, and Dipmala Roy, Officer In-charge, NFDB Regional Centre, Guwahati, attended the function as invited guests.
Dr BK Bhattacharjya, head of Centre of ICAR-CIFRI Regional Centre, Guwahati, delivered a lecture on �Strategies for scientific fishery management of open water fisheries resources of NE region�.
JK Samal from NABARD, Dr B Lahon from NFDB and Dr S Yengkokpam, Dr Pronob Das and Dr S Borah from ICAR-CIFRI delivered lectures on different areas, including institutional finance, NFDB schemes, pen culture, cage culture and stock enhancement for open waters.