10th January, 2021, Bahabalpur, Odisha
Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India launched a Project on “Cage Culture Demonstration of Indian Pompano (Trachinotus mookalee)” by the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala at Bahabalpur, Odisha today. The Minister laid the Foundation Stone at Bahabalpur Fishing Harbour. The project was funded by the National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad.
Lauding the efforts of the ICAR-CMFRI for conceiving the project, he stated that the Marine Cage Farm developed at Chandipur-Bahabalpur would become a model demonstration farm and help the farmers understand the benefits of cage fish farming.
Shri Sarangi briefed about the benefits of cage farming and other developmental schemes framed by the Government of India under the PMMSY. He also visited the exhibition stall set-up by the ICAR-CMFRI and appreciated the Institute’s efforts in revolutionizing the marine capture fisheries and mariculture of the country.
Dr. J. Balaji, Joint Secretary (Marine Fisheries), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India; Shri Sagar Mehra, Joint Secretary (Inland Fisheries), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India and Dr. C. Suvarna, Chief Executive, National Fisheries Development Board, Hyderabad along with the other senior officials of Government of India, Government of Odisha and ICAR Institutes also participated in the event.
(Source: ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi, Kerala)