CIFRI trains Bihar farmers on inland fisheries management
BARRACKPORE(KOLKATA): The Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute organized a seven day training programme on ‘Inland Fisheries Managment’ for Bihar farmers on Monday. Director, CIFRI, Dr B.K.Das inaugurated the programme and focused on the management measures for inland fisheries resources .
The training curriculum was designed after need assessment of the farmers, and include both classroom as well as field level demonstrations. The trainees were exposed to various technologies viz.’Pen-culture technology in Akaipur Beel’,’ North 24 Pargana and composite fish culture’ at Kalyani farm of Central Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Kalyani Centre.
A visit to ornamental fish market as well as waste water fisheries in East Kolkata wetlands were also organised during the programme. The course module was also aimed to increase the capacity of the farmers on inland fisheries production. A feedback session was also conducted and around 90% of the farmers expressed very high level of satisfaction about this skill development programme.
Director, CIFRI urged the farmers to implement the skill they developed during this training, and strengthen the fishermen cooperative societies in that district to develop Chaur (seasonal floodplain wetlands) fisheries on a collective basis.