10th July 2016, Barrackpore
ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore celebrated National Fish Farmers’ Day here today.
Prof. Purnendu Biswas, Vice Chancellor, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. In his address, he urged that State Government, ICAR-CIFRI, Universities, Entrepreneurs and Fish farmers to join hands for judicious utilization of the resources for the development of Fisheries Sector. He called for more interaction between innovative farmers of different States.
Sri Silbhadra Dutta, Member of Legislative Assembly, West Bengal, Guest of Honour. emphasized on more collaborative work through Centre-State coordination for farmers’ welfare and bringing research findings to for farmers field.
Dr. V. R. Suresh, Director ICAR- CIFRI (Acting) said scientists of CIFRI are striving for developing sustainable open water fisheries management in the country. He informed that CIFRI has organized capacity building programmes for about 500 farmers from various states of India viz. Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Jharkhad, etc during, 2015-16.
More than 100 farmers, State Government Officials, Scientists and staff of CIFRI attended the function.
Six progressive fish farmers, representing West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand were given “Best Fish Farmer Award 2016" by the Institute.