1st june 2014, Manipur
Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Cochin organized two training programme for NEH region during 29th May to 1st June, 2014. This training programme was organized in collaboration with the National Association of Fishermen (NAF), Manipur State Unit.
The first training programme was conducted at Thanga fishing village, Bishnupur district during 29th-30th May, 2014 on the subject ‘Responsible fishing and production of value added products’. Shri H. Kangjamba Singh, President, NAF, Manipur State unit welcomed the gathering. Shri Umananda Singh, Fishery Officer (Extension), Directorate of Fisheries, Imphal was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. S. Balasubramaniam, HOD, EIS Division, CIFT, Cochin explained about the technology transfer programmes of CIFT and importance of responsible fishing techniques for protection of fishery resources in the Loktak lake. Dr. M.S. Kumar, Chief Technical Officer, Vishakhapatnam Research Centre of CIFT briefed the gathering about the responsible fishing techniques and the fabrication of improved gillnets. The unemployed fisherwomen, members of the Self Help Groups (SHGs)/NGO were also motivated to start a fish processing unit for the production of value added fishery products. About 40 fisherfolks participated in the training programme.
The second training programme on Production of value added fishery products was conducted by Kum. Jesmi Debbarma, Scientist and Shri B.K. Panda, Technical Officer, Vishakhapatnam Centre of CIFT at Tokpaching and Sarik Konjin Fishing village, Thoubal District during 31st May – 1st June, 2014.
Various input materials were also distributed to the farmers on the occasion.
(Source: CIFT, Cochin)