CIFA to host National Consultation of State Fisheries Ministers

June 25, 2009 Bhubaneswar, Orissa

The Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Kausalyagang, Bhubaneswar will host National Consultation of State Fisheries Ministers during 4-5 July 2009 . Twentynine States and six Union Territories are likely to take part. Union Minister of Agriculture, Food & Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Sri Sharad Pawar would chair the meeting to be held at Hotel Swosti Plaza, Bhubaneswar. The meeting is being convened by the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Indian Council of Agricultural Research under the auspices of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The two days meeting is likely to be attended by Fisheries Ministers/Commissioners/Directors of States and Union Territories, Directors of ICAR fishery research institutes, NGOs, Progressive farmers and other stakeholders.

The meeting will discuss the present status and issues concerning different sub-sectors of fisheries -Marine Fisheries, Inland fisheries and Fish Processing, Marketing & trade informs Dr. A.E.Eknath, Director, CIFA. The two days meet would also endeavour to develop a long-term strategy for achieving higher growth in fisheries while ensuring economic well being of the fishers adds Dr. Eknath.

Agenda

To discuss the present status and issues concerning different sub-sectors of fisheries

  1. Marine Fisheries
  2. Inland fisheries
  3. Fish Processing, Marketing and trade

To develop strategy for achieving higher growth in fisheries

Sri Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Govt. of Orissa, Dr. Mangala Rai, Secretary, Department of Agriculture Research and Education, Min. of Ag., Govt. of India and Director General, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi; Dr. S. Ayyappan, Deputy Director General (Fy.), ICAR; Sri N. GokulRam, Secretary, DAHDF, Ministry of Agriculture; Sri P.Krishnaiah, Chief Executive Officer, National Fisheries Development Board; Dr. V.V. Sadamate, Advisor, Planning Commission will also grace the meeting.

(Source: Himansu K. De, Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (ICAR), Kausalyaganga, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751 002 Tel. 0674-2465446 ext.112. Mobile: 9437303382 email: hkdeatsify [dot] com)