An Interactive workshop-cum-training programme on "Scientific aquaculture by tribal fish farmers of Gujarat" was organized by Anand Regional Research Centre of ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture, Bhubneshwar at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (AAU), Muvaliya Farm, Dahod on 26 October, 2015 as a part of Tribal Sub-Plan Programme of ICAR-CIFA.
Dr P. Jayasankar, Director of ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar while inaugurating the programme emphasized for improvement of livelihood conditions of tribal farmers through adoption of scientific aquaculture practices including good quality fish seed for stocking, providing supplementary feed to fish and adopting better management practices.
Dr B C Mohapatra, Chairman of TSP and Principal Scientist, ICAR-CIFA, Bhubaneswar said that there is huge demand of good quality seed in India which could be met through wider adoption of FRP hatcheries and focused for dissemination of location specific aquaculture technologies in the tribal areas of Gujarat.
Genetically improved seeds of Rohu, Jayanti were distributed to the progressive tribal farmers of Gujarat.
More than 100 participants including scientists, academicians, extension officials, development officers and progressive fish farmers attended the event.