The regional centre of ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CIFRI) in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries, organised an ‘Awareness-cum-fish feed distribution programme’ at Nongpoh, yesterday for the benefit of 50 fish farmers of the state.
The institute has been carrying out research and extension activities for the development of open water fisheries in Meghalaya, including successful trials on cage culture in Umiam reservoir.
Based on the successful trials the Fisheries Department plans to implement it through the PMSSY programme in the state.
Scientists of ICAR-CIFRI urged the participants to adopt scientific farming methods for achieving higher fish production, enhancement of income and livelihood. On the occasion, a total of 3.5 tonnes of floating feed was distributed among the 50 fish farmers.