7th June, 2017, Chennai
The ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Madras Research Centre of the ICAR-Central Marine Research Institute (MRC of CMFRI) and the Society of Coastal Aquaculture and Fisheries (SCAFi), CIBA-Chennai jointly observed the World Environment Day and World Oceans Day at CIBA on with the theme “Life Systems in the Ocean Environment with reference to Fisheries and Aquaculture” today.
Dr.K.K.Vijayan, Director, ICAR-CIBA in his presidential address highlighted the links between the oceans, forests, rivers and human biosphere with a note that the anthropogenic activities and man-made irresponsible and greedy activities are to be curtailed to save the earth and the oceans therein from further deterioration. He stressed the significance of ecosystem services and sustainable way of sharing the resources for future. He added that brackishwater and ocean are connected through estuaries and creeks which can only be used for producing nutritious fish; and mismanagement of resources break the flow and lead to the loss of these pristine natural ecosystems. He gave a clarion call for contributing everyone’s might to protect environment and oceans through convergent thinking and progressive attitude.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture)