Director of Fisheries, Aitinolin L. Mawlong has urged the ICAR to explore the possibility of setting up a fish feed testing laboratory in the State.
Addressing a two-day workshop on technologies for sustainable and resilient fishery based livelihood in North East Region at ICAR Research Complex for NEH region in Umiam today, Mawlong also urged the scientific community to look for providing the state fisheries sector with good quality fish fingerlings and cost effective fish feeds, and also for exploring the possibility of setting up a fish feed testing laboratory in the state.
The workshop organized by ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) in collaboration with ICAR was attended by experts and stakeholders from fisheries, subject matter specialists of KVKs from all NE States and representatives from NGOs, start-ups and officials from other related developmental agencies.
The workshop aims to provide stakeholders with a good insight on technological options for better fish harvest, value addition and entrepreneurship development in fisheries. Fishery based interventions to alleviate malnutrition, engineering interventions in fisheries post-harvest sector, AMR in fisheries and its mitigation measures, management of quality and safety issues in fish and fishery products and linking research to development through PPP mode in fishery sector.
ICAR CIFT, Kochi Dr. George Ninan, Dr. Pravin Putra former Assistant Director (Marine Fisheries) ICAR, New Delhi and Dr. V K Mishra, Director, ICAR (RC) for NEH Region, Umiam, Dr. S K Das, Principal Scientist & Head Animals and Fisheries Science Division, ICAR (RC), Dr. A K Mohanty, Principal Scientist & Head, EIS Division, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi and others attended the programme.