Conference on Emerging Issues in Quality and Safety of Fish and Shelfish.
GUINDY (CHENNAI): Department of Fish Quality Assurance and Management, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University organized a two day International conference on “Emerging issues in Quality and Safety of Fish and Shellfish” on Thursday and Friday at TAG Auditorium, Anna University, Guindy, Chennai in collaboration with the Institute of Ocean Management, Anna university, Chennai.
This conference was inaugurated by Dr. J. K. Jena, Deputy Director General (Fisheries), ICAR, New Delhi. In his inaugural address, he stressed the need for quality awareness in domestic fish trade with equal importance of that of export trade. Fish being a more healthy non vegetarian food, its quality and safety is important to our fish eating population of our country which comes to around 56 percent.
Dr. K. Rathnakumar, Acting vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University in his presidential address elaborated on the growth of fish quality and safety sector over the last 25 years. He emphasized the need for importance of fish quality assurance. Dr. Beela Rajesh, IAS, Commissioner of Fisheries, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Dr. C. N. Ravishankar, Director, CIFT, Dr. S. Felix, Dean, Fisheries College and Research Institute, Ponneri, Dr. G. Sugumar, Dean, Fisheries College and Research institute, Tuticorin and Dr. K. Karal Marx, Director of Research, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University gave felicitation address on the occasion.
A Souvenir and Abstract of the International Conference was also released on the occasion. Earlier, the convener of the conference, Dr. G. Jeyasekaran, welcomed the gathering and the organizing secretary, Dr. R. Jeya Shakila, explained the details of the conference. A total of 105 scientists and Research scholars from countries like USA, Australia, China, Thailand, Sri lanka and various central and state fisheries organizations of India participated in the conference.