A Training-cum-Demonstration on ‘Interventions of CIFT technologies’ for the benefit of fisherfolk, progressive farmers and women self help group’ was conducted by the Visakhapatnam Research Centre of Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) under the NEH plan at Iduli and Jia villages of Roing, Lower Dibang Valley District, Arunachal Pradesh during17-19 March, 2013. The training was conducted at one of the progressive fish farmer’s farm. Fifty trainees which included tribal fishers, progressive farmers and different women self help group members participated in the programme.
The training session imparted various harvesting methods that could be employed in harvesting resources from the fast flowing rivers, small reservoirs and different farm levels. The training session on ‘Value added products’ comprised of lectures on different methods of fish processing, different types of value added fish products, hygienic handling of fish and importance of packaging. Practical training was imparted to the tribal fisherfolk and other self help group members on the preparation of fish pickle using freshwater fish, preparation of fish mince employing a meat mincer, preparation of fish pakoda, breaded and battered products and preparation of fish cutlets.
A training-cum-demonstration programme on ‘Hygienic production of smoke-cured fish using Community Fish Smoking Kiln’ was conducted at ICAR Research Complex, Lembucherra, Tripura and KVK, South Tripura during 20-23 March, 2013. Major objectives of the programmes were: i). To install two Community Fish Smoking Kiln (COFISKI) units, and ii). To conduct Training-Cum-Demonstration for hygienic production of Smoke-cured fish using Community Fish Smoking Kiln
The training session comprised of lectures on different methods on fish preservation, health benefit of fish consumption, importance of smoking fish using COFISKI and practical training on hygienic production of smoke-cured fish using COFISKI.
A Training-cum-Demonstration (TCD) Programme on ‘Harvest and post harvest technologies’ was conducted by the Visakhapatnam Research Centre of Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Lengpui, Mamit District, Mizoram during 26-28 March 2013.
The training session on ‘Harvest technologies’ included lectures on various harvesting methods that could be employed in Mizoram for harvesting resources from various water bodies.
Inputs such as simple multifilament multi mesh gill nets (4 Nos.), plastic meshed foldable traps (5 Nos.), troll lines, hooks and artificial baits for better harvesting and inputs such as meat mincers (2 Nos.), heat sealing machines (3 Nos.), insulated fish bags (3 Nos.) and standup pouches of different capacities, aprons, gloves, masks and caps were distributed for the benefit of the trainees.
(Source: CIFT, Cochin)