The Department of Fisheries today celebrated the World Fisheries Day 2020 at the Directorate of Fisheries, Shillong under the theme ‘Social responsibility in the fisheries value chain’.
The programme was conducted in the presence of fish farmers from various districts, the Superintendent of Fisheries, and other officials of the department.
The Chief Guest at the occasion was S. C. Sadhu, Additional Secretary Fisheries in the presence of A. L. Mawlong, Director of Fisheries.
The book Fishes of Rymben-BorhirRiver written by Dr. Bashida Massar of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong was also released on the ocassion.
The awards to best-performing entrepreneurs were presented to Arwin Mawsor of West Khasi Hills and Roster K. Sangma of South West Garo Hills. South West Garo Hills also won the award of the best performing District.
A Workshop on Strategies and options for adaptation of nest practices for sustainable aquaculture was also held on this day.