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ICAR-CIFRI conducted training workshop on ‘Impact of climate variability on inland fisheries and strategies for adaptation

New Delhi: A training workshop on ‘Impact of climate variability on inland fisheries and strategies for adaptation’ was organized under NICRA Project during March 16-17, 2015 at ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, Kolkata. A total of 32 participants including faculty members, research scholars, block technology manager and students from different colleges, universities and institutions having interest in research on climate change and its impacts on agriculture, fisheries and the ecosystem attended the capacity building program. The main focus of the training was to disseminate the awareness about climate change which has now been accepted largely as a reality, its difference from climatic variation, potential impact on aquatic ecosystem with special emphasis on inland fisheries, vulnerability and adaptation strategies in fisheries  learned group of experts from across the country interacted with the trainees. Climate induced changes, mitigation and adaptation strategies in fresh, brackish and coastal deltaic fisheries including coldwater fisheries, adaptation strategies through carbon trapping and sequestration in wetlands and aquaculture ponds were some of main points which were elaborately deliberated and discussed. The role of global climate models for predicting climate of different places and its improvement over the years were also discussed. After successful completion of training workshop certificates were distributed to the participants.