ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar organized a one-day National Consultation on “Off season spawning in carps towards year round availability of seeds” on 9th March 2016.
Prof. R. C. Patra, Dean, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, OUAT, Bhubaneswar, while inaugurating the consultation hoped for a road map with the help of scientists, entrepreneurs and officers from line department.
Dr. P. Jayasankar, Director of ICAR-CIFA emphasized on the requirement of quality seed production for further growth of the aquaculture sector, and opined that the photo thermal manipulation technology of the institute would be suitable for adoption on entrepreneurship mode.
Earlier, Dr. S.S Giri, Head FNPD, in his welcome address outlined the role of nutrition in brood rearing as well as seed production during off-season months of the year.
An interface meeting was held among state fisheries officials, hatcheries owners, research student, entrepreneurs and scientists.
The consultation has inferred that the seasonality for carp seed production differs in different states across the country. It is high time to corroborate the seasonality, multiple breeding and offseason breeding to produce the carp seed round the year. However, technology transfer through farmer-friendly approach is need of the day.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubaneswar)