“Status of Good Practices and Lessons Learnt in Aquaculture in the SAARC region”
5th June, 2013, Cochin
Dr R. Paul Raj, Member Secretary, Coastal Aquaculture Authority, Chennai inaugurated CMFRI-SAARC International Workshop on 5th June, 2013. He emphasized the relevance of aquaculture production in the scenario of fish graduating from the so called ‘cheap protein’ to an ‘expensive protein’. The current practices, need for good aquaculture practices and various legal issues involved in having coastal Aquaculture programmes were also discoursed in his address. He exhorted the SAARC member countries to adhere to proper solutions for the lessons learnt from aquaculture practices in the region.
Dr. Dilip Kumar, former Director, CIFE shared his experiences in SAARC countries, the types of similar problems envisaged in the region and the resources available to resolve them.
Dr G Syda Rao, Director, CMFRI indicated the strength of CMFRI in resolving mariculture issues and shared to the audience various success stories, which rightly helped SAARC to identify CMFRI as the lead institute to coordinate the issues in SAARC region. Dr. S.K. Mamgain, Deputy Director, SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre (CZMC), Maldives presented the Overview of the Workshop. Dr. J. R. Bhatt, Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Dr. J.K. Jena, Director, NBFGR, Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director CIFA offered felicitations. Delegations from SAARC centre, Maldives; Bhutan; Nepal and Srilanka and other Indian delegates are participating in the deliberations.
(Source: CMFRI, Cochin)