21st November 2013, Sunderban
Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), Kolkata celebrated ‘The World Fisheries Day-2013’ at Bali island in collaboration with Bali Nature & Wildlife Conservation Society on 21st November, 2013.
On the occasion, an interaction meeting of fishers with scientists was organized on ‘Potentiality of inland openwater fisheries development in the island on NRM mode’. Dr. M.K. Bandyopadhyay; Dr. A.K. Das; Dr. R.K. Manna; Dr. (Mrs.) Aparna Roy and Shri Sujit Choudhury, Technical Officer interacted and briefed the local people.
More than Sixty fishers, CIFRI personnel and Shri Anil Mistri, Secretary participated in the programme.
The salient outcome of the meeting was utilization of available canals in the island for inland fisheries development with restoration of small indigenous fish species lost from the system due to Aila strom and flooding effect. CIFRI in collaboration with other ICAR institutes will take up programme on fisheries development in freshwater wetlands/canals in Bali island under Tribal Sub plan.
(Source: CIFRI, Barrackpore)