Training in Fish Health Management
BHUBANESWAR: The Fish Health management Division, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA) conducted a five day training programme on “Hands on training in Fish & Shellfish Health Management” for the officials of the Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu, at Bhubaneswar from Monday .
Deputy Director, Dr. U.C. Mohapatra, Marine Products Exports Development Authority (MPEDA), Bhubaneswar inaugurated the training programme. Dr. S. S. Mishra, Head, Fish Health Management Division and Course Director, welcoming the participants, detailed the objectives of the training programme and importance of the programme for skill development of State Govt. fishery officials.
Dr. P. Jayasankar complemented the division for conducting a number outreach programmes for the benefit of farmers. He also highlighted availability of experts and modern facilities in fish microbiology, parasitology, immunology, nanotechnology and molecular biology research at the Institute. Dr. Jayasankar also emphasized that Tamil Nadu is a “sleeping giant in freshwater aquaculture” and that there was tremendous potential for development. Disease is one of the major constraints in freshwater aquaculture sector, causing significant economic losses.
Dr. U.C. Mohapatra advised the Tamil Nadu State department officials to make proper use of the present training programme for skill development in fish health management and disease diagnosis. . P. Swain, Course Director proposed vote of thanks. Rakesh Das coordinated the programme .